The following individual leadership development programmes are open now for applications:

  • The Mary Seacole Programme for first time leaders is open until 09 January to study in Leeds – apply here
  • The Rosalind Franklin Programme for mid-level leaders will open soon for applications – register your interest here
  • The Edward Jenner Programme for health and care staff at all levels is open year-round and free to access – start here

The NHS Leadership Academy has developed a series of world-leading development programmes for leaders, wherever they are in health and care.

As well as targeted leadership development for those beginning their leadership journey and moving into their first leadership role, they have the following award-winning programmes aimed at aspiring senior leaders in healthcare:

The Nye Bevan programme has 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. The programme has developed over 900 senior leaders to date, with nearly 40% of recent graduates reporting being in a more senior role, which 90% directly attribute to the programme.

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme is a unique healthcare leadership programme aimed at mid to senior level leaders, leading to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership and a Masters in Healthcare Leadership. From the last three intakes, almost 50% of participants reported that they’d been promoted during the programme, with over 90% attributing this to learning. 

Find out exactly how these programmes are structured and how to apply here. 

The Edward Jenner programme is your first port of call if you’re looking to build a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance your confidence and competence in your role.

The programme will support you as you develop essential leadership skills.  Open to all, this programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.

If you want to feel more able to deal with the daily challenges of working in healthcare, better equipped to care for patients, lead services and provide leadership for those around you – supporting them to do their job better – the Edward Jenner programme is for you.

The programme has been designed with health and care staff, for everyone working in a health and care context. Highly practical and patient-focused, it’s a great way to understand the purpose, challenges and culture of the NHS.

It’s flexible and enlightening, helping you get a fresh perspective on the impact you have on the patient experience – either directly or indirectly.

The programme has been redesigned to offer even more flexibility: Launch takes up to five hours; and Foundations is designed to be studied over six weeks.

The first two parts – Launch and Foundations – are free to access and based online

The ADVANCED element includes three face-to-face workshops