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Our leadership development programme has been informed by recent health visiting research. It has been developed with support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, with the aim of delivering leadership development to a health visiting and school nursing audience.  Evaluation of this programme would also suggest that it is suitable for other health and social care professionals wanting to develop their leadership skills.


The programme aims to embed good practice, and promote and strengthen local leadership with integrated services across health and social care boundaries, in turn supporting the opportunity for good health outcomes for children and families. 


Leadership Development Programme options


Leadership Game

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), in partnership with Focus Games Ltd, launches the Leadership Game – a group learning tool that supports all health and social care professionals to explore, discuss and participate in collective leadership. Effective compassionate leadership is vital at every level of health and social care. However, individuals and teams must

45-60 minutes
all health and social care staff, professionals and students

Leadership One-day Masterclass

This is a unique opportunity to access a place to develop your leadership knowledge and skills via our empirical leadership programme. This has been piloted and evaluated in several NHS organisations. The masterclass will cover a self-assessment of your leadership stage and an introduction to the leadership development framework, which has been developed from primary

1 day
Health visitors and School Nurses

Leadership Development Programme

The aim of this programme is to develop knowledge, skills and enhance confidence in demonstrating leadership in health visiting, school nursing and other health and social care practice.  This programme has been accredited by CPD Standards Office. Participating in the leadership development programme will enable you to:  Appraise your leadership skills at a leader, team and

2 days plus additional half days
Qualified health visitors, school nurses and other health and social care professionals – to be delivered within organisation