Large Scale Academy

In future SHAs will play an even more significant role in innovation and improvement than they have before.

As part of Lord Darzi’s recent review (‘High Quality Care for All’) the ten SHAs have created their local visions for better health outcomes and better care for their local populations.

The published visions provide a foundation for transformational change: a change that is free from organisational boundaries; change that is life enhancing for patients and staff; change with a real ‘Wow’ factor! We call that ‘Large Scale Change’. It is clear that to make Large Scale Change a reality the right conditions and environment need to be in place.

Who are the membership?We are setting up the 'Academy for Large Scale Change', the first of its kind in the world. The Academy will support NHS leaders at regional and national level to create the conditions needed to deliver large scale change in their local environment as they lead ground breaking transformation in the health service in England. Demand for places has been extremely high but we have had to limit the membership to around 70 of the most senior executives in the SHAs and the Department of Health.

PaulPlsek.JPGThe Academy Director is Paul Plsek, an international authority on large scale change in healthcare.  Paul is being supported by a small team of coaches who each have an international reputation in large scale change. The Academy programme started in October 2008 and will run until November 2009. It is providing a world class experiential learning opportunity for participants as they put their individual strategic goals into action in their local areas of responsibility. Watch this space as the Academy helps leaders at regional and national level to turn High Quality Care for All into a reality.