Nye Bevan programme

Leadership for today. Leadership for tomorrow. The Nye Bevan programme has been specifically designed to develop senior leaders. It’s been shown to accelerate individuals into executive roles, helping them perform better at board level, and help boards better meet operational challenges today and enable change for tomorrow. It also supports senior leaders to move beyond leadership within their area of professional expertise, into executive roles that span organisational boundaries.

Designed with national and international experts in health and organisational performance, the programme offers support and learning to build personal resilience, confidence and capabilities over 12 months. The Nye Bevan programme has developed over 1,000 senior leaders, with nearly 40% of recent graduates reporting being in a more senior role, which 90% directly attribute to the programme.

As part of the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan and Interim People Plan, the NHS Leadership Academy will be providing additional development opportunities for:

  • Registered healthcare professionals in the NHS and wider health and care sector who are clinicians at one below board/governing body level – or equivalent – including those with backgrounds other than in nursing and medicine, such as those working in and across the diverse professions falling within the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) umbrella, clinical pharmacists and health care scientists
  • Those working in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the national health and care arm’s length bodies

For this intake, we will be including additional learning elements above and beyond the Nye Bevan programme to help support the transition from professional leadership to corporate executive leadership and specifically address the challenges in these roles.


Benefits

For the individual:

  • Develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to succeed and operate successfully at executive level as part of the board
  • Learn how to move beyond leadership within their area of professional expertise, into executive roles that span organisational boundaries
  • Be part of a programme with a world-class expert faculty of global business leaders and educationalists, using state-of-the-art online learning technologies to help prepare for the challenges of executive leadership
  • Tackle real workplace issues, reflecting what is needed at board level to promote safe, high-performing, and continuously-improving organisations
  • Build their personal resilience, confidence, influence, and capabilities to prepare for the challenges and demands of executive director
  • Focus on their behaviours and challenges to improve organisational outcomes and patient care
  • Enhance their ability to influence local and national policies
  • Become critically aware of their personal approach to leadership – biases, blind spots, attitude to diversity – and how to continue to develop their leadership after the programme
  • Build a powerful, regional and national support network of like-minded, influential leaders
  • Work more strategically with greater collaboration across organisations and systems of care
  • Make immediate, positive changes in their health and care organisations to provide better services, increase patient outcomes and experiences, improve staff engagement and morale
  • Improve their personal impact to help drive progress to build and lead a culture of inclusive, patient-centred, compassionate care
  • The additional learning elements will provide registered healthcare professionals (clinicians) and those working in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the national health and care arm’s length bodies with the skills required to reach the very top of the health and care landscape, gaining experience to work more effectively and collaboratively across local and national systems
  • Graduate with the highly sought after NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership, improving career prospects and helping to accelerate individuals into executive roles

For the organisation:

Organisations will benefit from supporting their senior leaders to participate on the Nye Bevan programme through:

  • Investing to improve recruitment and retention, reducing costs with interim roles and vacancies at executive levels and the associated drops in productivity
  • Increasing the number of inspiring and innovative executive leaders in the organisation’s talent pipeline for better succession planning
  • Developing the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of their senior leaders to succeed and operate successfully at executive level as part of the board
  • Participants building their personal resilience, confidence, influence, and capabilities to prepare for the challenges and demands of executive director
  • Participants enhancing their ability to influence local and national policies
  • Improving the organisation’s success by participants making immediate, positive changes to provide better services, increase patient outcomes and experiences, and improving staff engagement and morale
  • Participants working more strategically with greater collaboration across organisations and systems of care
  • Participants building a powerful, regional and national support network of like-minded, influential leaders
  • Participants tackling real workplace issues, reflecting what is needed at board level to promote safe, high-performing, and continuously-improving organisations
  • Improved leadership practice having a greater positive impact on organisational culture, and inclusive, patient-centred, compassionate care
  • Creating a pipeline of clinical and non-clinical talent ready to take on executive director positions