Leadership programme enhances resilience in healthcare



The NHS is constantly under the microscope, with the role leadership plays in delivering a quality service endlessly debated.

Both Lord Stuart Rose and Ed Smith, in their recent reviews into leadership in the NHS heavily emphasised the need to attract and retain great leaders to help transform the culture within healthcare to lead safe, sustainable, continuously improving healthcare fit for our patients, carers, communities and citizens.

There is a great need for high-quality leaders, both now and in the future.

Our Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme tackles this problem by empowering more clinicians and frontline colleagues to lead better.

Through Anderson we strive to deliver real improvements in healthcare by unlocking the confidence, talents and abilities of our mid-level leaders to meet the demands of working in high-pressured healthcare environments.

The end result is an improvement in the overall patient experience.

It is designed for the NHS, with the NHS and with patients, and delivered by the NHS Leadership Academy in partnership with world-renowned healthcare, business and academic experts from KPMG, Manchester Business School, University of Birmingham, and the patient and service user organisation National Voices, with input from the universities of Harvard, Erasmus, and Pretoria.

Chris Lake, Head of professional development, NHS Leadership Academy said “The design of the Anderson programme allows participants to bring real, immediate change within their workplace and lasting benefit for patients.

“Participants report improved resilience, greater confidence and empowerment.

“It has been designed specifically to meet the challenges we face in healthcare today and to further enable change for tomorrow.”

The programme’s strong practical focus and work-based learning lets you apply your new skills immediately, making an immediate difference to patients.

It’s fully accredited, leading to a Masters in Healthcare Leadership and an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership.

Dianne Graham, Assistant director of mental health at the Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust regards it as one of the best leadership programmes available and recommends it to managers at her trust.

Evidence of the programme’s impact is clear – here’s what past participants have to say:

“It has encouraged me to be more innovative, to look for better processes, better systems for the department I work in, so healthcare can be improved – so if you are thinking about applying for this programme, I’d say go for it!” – Roger Mumby, Leeds Childrens Hospital, Specialist peri-operative practitioner

“Anderson inspired me to understand the theories of healthcare leadership in its fullest sense and taught me skills for practically using these to improve health and social care locally. It connected me to a fantastic group of people from across health and social care, and highlighted many examples from around the world.” – Dr. Dourka Dougall, Public health consultant

So if you’re aspiring to take on a senior role while leading a culture of compassion, this programme is ideal for you.

Watch our animation video to find out more about the programme



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