'Making change actually happen takes leadership.  It is central to our expectations of the healthcare professions of tomorrow' Lord Darzi, High Quality of Care for All, NHS Next Stage Review Final Report, 2008

Great leadership at all levels in the NHS is required to achieve our ambition of delivering world class standards in health and health services to patients and communities.

We provide a range of interventions to help build leadership capability and capacity across the NHS:

  • Our Board Development Team provides a range of capability programmes for whole boards and individual senior leaders, as well as strengthening the provision of coaching for senior leaders. There is also a focus on building commissioning capabilities
  • Building Leadership Capacity recruits fresh new talent and develops high calibre individuals into innovative, accomplished leaders through a portfolio of three programmes, each of which uniquely contributes to the NHS talent pool: