HOPE Exchange Programme 2010

HOPE logoThe HOPE Exchange Programme offers a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals across Europe.

Aimed at

The HOPE Exchange Programme is aimed at managers and clinicians who also have a managerial role.  Participants will see how another healthcare system is structured, consider the similarities and differences when compared with the NHS and identify good practice, benefiting the individual and their organisation alike.

Dates of programme

The 2010 programme runs from the 17th May to the 17th June 2010, the end of which all participants across Europe come together in Copenhagen, Denmark to share their learning and present best practice. In addition to developing an understanding of the programme theme in another healthcare system, participants have an opportunity to consider specific interests agreed with their host organisation enabling them to take valuable aspects of learning back into their work environment. Networks also form between both individuals and organisations and these can lead to future visits and continued shared learning for many years to come. 

Theme for 2010 is “The chronic patient: a clinical and managerial challenge." Two participants from different professional backgrounds and countries are usually placed together so that as well as discussing your own services you can also benefit by hearing first hand about different systems and thinking from the EU participants. The host may be drawn from acute, mental health or primary care, dependant on the structure of the health system in the country concerned. Placements in specialist hospitals may also be possible. Participants will usually be placed with a health care professional from another country providing a third national perspective to their programme.


We are currently seeking interested participants as well as host organisations. Guidance notes for interested parties and a list of accepted languages are available United Kingdom HOPE Guidance Notes and Accepted Languages 2010 here*, and you can find further information in our downloadable newsletter HOPE Exchange Programme 2010 - UK Newsletter.pdf here.  If you have any questions please email Leadership.  Applications are due by 31 October 2009 and can be downloaded from the HOPE website.


*Please note: Slovenia was previously accidentally left off the list of accepted languages; English is an accepted language in Slovenia, and the list has now been amended.