Review of improvement and leadership development

Introduction Text:
As you may know, as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View, a review of the NHS Leadership Academy and NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ) is currently underway.

The review, led by Ed Smith, deputy chair of NHS England, is looking into the current arrangements for how improvement and leadership development works across health and social care, and how best they should be carried out in the future.


How can you be involved?


There are a number of ways in which you can take part in the review:

  • A series of roundtable discussion forums will be arranged throughout January and February where you will be able to share your views and opinions with colleagues. To find out more and register your interest for attending, please email [email protected]
  • You can also answer the below questions, emailing your responses to [email protected] before 28 February 2015


Questions for consideration:


  • What are your thoughts on current leadership development in health and care?
  • What do you think about current improvement and change capability?
  • Are you getting what you need?
  • Are there gaps that aren’t currently being met?
  • Is there duplication that you’re aware of?
  • What do you think future priorities should be for leadership development and improvement?


All input will be reviewed and collated for consideration into the final report due to be published in March 2015.

2 replies on “Review of improvement and leadership development”

  • Leadership is not a top down concept. It starts with ‘self’. In my experience though, effective leadership from seniors helps to embed this. With no effective leadership skills ‘at the top’, those below struggle with the whole concept. Future priorities should be to empower those ‘below’ to develop leadership of self, to become role models for those ‘above’.

    Lisa fewkes
  • Has this report been published please? Many thanks.

    Clare Fountain

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