The Health and Care Leaders Scheme (HCLS) was formally launched in 2015 and is jointly funded and co-produced by the Department of Health and its 14 Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs). Hosted by the NHS Leadership Academy as part of Health Education England, the aims of the scheme are to:
There are currently two programmes within HCLS:
“Talent management is integral to the success of all organisations in the health and care system. A shared approach to talent management that can work across all our organisations will broaden career and development opportunities for our future leaders and enable us to benchmark our senior staff within ALBs and the Department of Health.
“These exciting and innovative programmes have the full commitment of all our organisations towards a shared talent agenda and this specific programme of work.
“We offer people opportunities to expand their skills, share expertise and develop their capacity to continuously improve. Participants on the programmes can stretch themselves in a supportive environment and explore new and different ways of leading, to drive exceptional outcomes for the people we serve.
“You will already be high performing individuals who will benefit from the vast array of skills and knowledge within the groups and we hope that during the programmes you will develop a peer network that will last long beyond the formal end of the programme.
“The future requires a different type of leader, able to operate effectively across organisational boundaries and work together on a distinctive collaboration that increases skills and achieves positive outcomes for our whole system.”
– Programme Manager, John Joyce
On completion of the programme, participants will be able to demonstrate: