The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme is for middle to senior clinical or non-clinical leaders aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services, or systems of care. 

It’s for you if you are:

  • Aspiring to take on a more senior leadership role as well as looking to have a wider impact by leading a culture of compassion
  • Ready and committed to developing your leadership skills and behaviours whilst undertaking a healthcare related academic qualification
  • Excited by the opportunity to apply new skills, learning and behaviours directly to real-time work-related improvements

This programme provides the skills and capabilities for leaders from all backgrounds, clinical and non-clinical, to create a more capable and compassionate healthcare system. The programme is designed to holistically develop the knowledge, skills, expertise, attitudes and behaviours to support each participant in leading teams to create tangible and positive performance improvement at the front line.

This is a 24-month programme of part-time study.

To be eligible for the programme, you’ll have a minimum of:

  • A UK Honours degree in any subject with a minimum result of 2:2, or an equivalent professional qualification* AND
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience in leading teams or services

* If you don’t hold a degree or equivalent professional qualification, further evidence of your professional experience will need to be provided with your application.

We particularly encourage all colleagues from underrepresented groups to consider all our leadership development offers.

Alternatives if you’re not eligible

If you’re not eligible for the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme, the NHS Leadership Academy runs a range of alternative programmes for colleagues at every level. We’d recommend you look at our Rosalind Franklin and Mary Seacole programmes.

If you want to talk about your development needs, please contact our friendly team by email at [email protected].