50 Years of MTS Schemes

NHS National Management Training Schemes – celebrating 50 years! September 2006 Conference - Excel Centre, Docklands, London

The early leaders of the NHS had a great sense of vision when they implemented the first management programme designed to nurture a group of talented individuals that had been identified for their impressive management and leadership potential in 1956.

That legacy has remained with the NHS, as the National Management Training Schemes have evolved into an award-winning management training programme, which today incorporates the General Management Training Scheme (GMTS), the Financial Management Training Scheme (FMTS) and Human Resources Management Training Scheme (HRMTS).

The National Management Training Schemes exist to recruit and develop talented individuals who have potential to become Directors or Chief Executives within the NHS and form part of the leadership portfolio of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

It was with a great deal of pride that this year the NHS National Management Training Schemes celebrated its 50th Anniversary in September 2006 at the Excel Centre, Docklands, London.

This significant milestone provided an excellent opportunity to recognise the importance and achievements of managers and leaders in healthcare and is also a pertinent time to explore the challenges the future will hold.

The first of our planned activities was to consolidate our database and records of the many managers and leaders who have graduated from the NHS National Management Training Schemes over the past 50 years.

Where are you now?

If you have graduated from any of the NHS National Management Training Schemes from 1956 to 2006, or know of anyone who has, please register your details so that we can keep you informed of the upcoming alumni activities.

We are very keen to hear from as many of our alumni as possible and if you have any photographs, stories, fond memories or interesting information about your time on the Scheme they would be welcomed and can be emailed, faxed or posted to Theresa Lang via the following details:

Email: theresa.lang@institute.nhs.uk
Fax: 020 7271 0373
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
Building Leadership Capacity
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Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AD