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

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

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

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

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