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Our original leadership development programme launched in 2017 based upon original health visiting research by Dr Karen Stansfield was well-received by participants and their managers. With the support of the NHS Leadership Academy the programme has just been revised and refreshed. Our updated programme now offers a blended learning approach to leadership development with contemporary online and digital learning activity to support face-to-face training elements.


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

Leading Excellence in Practice Programme

This programme is to equip participants to lead excellence in practice as Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, using a blended learning approach of live online teaching, directed learning activity and mentorship to develop leadership knowledge and practice.

3 days total live online learning (delivered as half days) and additional mentorship meetings
SCPHNs in 0-19 HV & SN services