“If you’re thinking about applying for an Academy programme, you’re already halfway there!”

Posted on by Bob Dennes

Bob Dennes is a service manager in Theatres at Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and has completed both the Mary Seacole and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programmes (EGA). In his blog, Bob reflects on the service improvements he’s made since completing the Mary Seacole programme back in 2013 and more recently, his focus on continuously improving patient services since completing the EGA programme.

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“The Mary Seacole programme has encouraged me to understand what I do and the differences it makes to patient care”

Posted on and updated on by Yasmine Soobhany

Yasmine Soobhany, data quality support manager at the North Middlesex University Hospital, began the six month Mary Seacole programme in May 2018. She shares her early experience of the programme and changes she has noticed in her latest blog.

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“We need to become conscious of bias in order to reduce its impact.”

Posted on and updated on by Sally Scales

Sally Scales leads the NHS Leadership Academy’s Executive Search function and graduated from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme in July 2017. In the first of two blogs, Sally revisits her dissertation, during which she discovered that the barriers to reaching board level for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nurse leaders are still very much in evidence.

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“I now feel empowered and excited about the direction my career is heading”

Posted on by Ruth Wood

Ruth Wood is a Team Manager at the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Ruth completed the Mary Seacole programme – aimed at first time leaders in healthcare – in December 2016.

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“Since completing the programme, l recognise that my core passion is the delivery of high-quality patient care.”

Posted on by Khonzie Ndlovu

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme is a two-year programme aimed at senior leaders in healthcare, which leads to a Masters in Healthcare Leadership. Khonzie Ndlovu, specialist advisor at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), shares the impact the programme had on her and how her leadership skills changed as a result. Continue reading