Talent management and the maximising of the potential of our shared workforce is proven to make our health and social care organisations sustainable and successful.


Learn how you can be a part of a culture that engages with and cares for staff so that they in turn value and care for our patients  – even more than they already do.


This short programme has been put together to stimulate conversations about the need for talent management within health and social care so that you, as managers and employees, can have more supportive and constructive  conversations.

Applications for the Talent Management programme are open. By joining a cohort you’ll be able to access the online content for up to 90 days and participate in online discussions with other delegates. 


To apply, you’ll need to register with our leadership community website NHSx if you haven’t already:



Programme overview

Week 1


Estimated time to complete: 3 hours


1 What is talent management?

1.1 Introduction

2 The importance of conversations

2.1 Introduction

2.2 What impact would managing talent more effectively have in your team?

2.3 How does a supported member of your team impact on patient care?

3 Types of conversations

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Download and read the two talent tools

3.3 How you will use the talent grid



Week 2


Estimated time to complete: 3 hours


4 Having a talent management conversation

4.1 Activity – identify the need for a talent conversation in your team or with your manager and set a date

4.2 What concerns or encouragements do you have about the talent conversation you are about to have?

4.3 Establish the conversation

4.4 Identify the topic

4.5 TM and MP conversations

4.6 Shape agreements

4.7 Summarise

4.8 Have your conversation



Week 3


Estimated time to complete: 3 hours


5 After the conversation

5.1 Document and follow up

5.2 After having your conversation reflect on the process

5.3 Managers discuss with other managers in your organisation and check in on your bias

5.4 Share with others what worked and what didn’t in the conversation process