Overview

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. 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 900 senior leaders, with nearly 40% of recent graduates reporting being in a more senior role, which 90% directly attribute to the programme.

 

 

For further information please email us, or you can request a programme application pack here.

 

 

Our partners include:

 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Eramus University Rotterdam

University of Pretoria

 

Participant experience:

 

 

Welcome

Gill Rooke, senior operations manager

“The change and delivery challenge we all face depends on our professional leaders, particularly those at the most senior levels.

 

While on the face of it the primary aim of the Nye Bevan programme is to improve patient care and experience, develop senior leaders through practical, relevant and applied learning that adds value to you and your organisation, the reality is you’ll also see things differently, not just in your place of work, but within the system you lead in.

 

Past participants tell us overwhelmingly that the programme helped them come to understand themselves better to improve the quality of care, making person-centred co-ordinated care happen, while creating a culture for quality, making best use of taxpayers money. They believe their individual development leads to improvement in the quality of the patient experience.

 

If you’re ready for the big next step, and are looking for the kind of support and learning that will bring you this kind of confidence, you should consider applying for this programme.

 

We’re not pretending it’s a walk in the park, yet neither is the role you’re wanting to take on. But we know evidence shows that leaders who feel supported, developed, confident and resourced are most likely to be those who also deliver consistent high quality and continuously improve care, and that’s what this programme offers.”

 

Gill Rooke
Senior Operations Manager
NHS Leadership Academy

Benefits

For the individual:

 

  • Develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to succeed and operate successfully at executive level as part of the board

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

What our participants and patients are saying

“I think it helps you to think two steps higher. To think about what are the challenges at Director level and what will the board see. It gives you the insight you need to move up and helps you to understand the challenges they see.”

– Nye Bevan participant

 

“Nye Bevan gave me the confidence to step up to the interim MD role and apply for the MD post.”

– Nye Bevan participant

 

“The Nye Bevan programme is for all leaders from not only clinical backgrounds but from accountancy to estates, which enables the participants to not only gain the patient view but from their colleagues across the system.”

– Penny Roberts, Patient Volunteer

 

“There is something about the simplicity of listening that can be very powerful. The programme reminded me about why I came into the NHS and why I do the job that I do.”

– Shahana Ramsden, Nye Bevan graduate, Cohort 6

 

“It’s the best thing I did…..it has changed my perspective.”

– James Freed, Nye Bevan graduate, Cohort 6

 

“A number of our clinical and managerial leaders across the Trust have benefited from the Nye Bevan leadership development programme. As an organisation we have realised the immediate impact and value delivered through their enhanced leadership skills, thought leadership and contribution to our culture, service transformation and staff engagement agenda. I see this as investment for our ongoing commitment to supporting service improvement and the future leaders of the NHS.”

– John Lawlor, CEO, Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust

 

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