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Leading Compassionate Care - West Midlands


                     The Florence Nightingale Foundation

              Leading Compassion in Practice Programme

Leading Compassionate Care in Practice - a 3 day development programme for frontline nurse leaders

The Florence Nightingale Foundation, on behalf of Health Education West Midlands, is offering a development programme for nurse leaders, aimed at fostering compassionate nursing care for older people and putting the 6 C’s into practice. 

Leading Compassionate Care in Practice is a tried and tested leadership programme designed specifically for Bands 6s and 7s. With the 6 Cs as its focus, it is grounded in experiential learning and highly interactive. Delivered over three days, the programme is action oriented and gives participants a range of practical tools and techniques to enhance their leadership skills and effectiveness.

World class facilitators with nursing backgrounds enable participants to re-engage with their professional values and better understand themselves as leaders and the context in which they are leading. Participants are introduced to quality improvement techniques, the management of sustainable change and supported to increase their personal confidence, presence, influence and impact as leaders. The programme is designed to draw on the collective wisdom, insights and experiences of the participants and promotes cross-organisational learning.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation has designed and robustly tested this innovative programme with over 300 nurses to date. These clinical leaders have come from a wide range of services and settings including community, primary care, mental health and learning disability services as well as care homes and hospices. Their evaluations emphasise how unique and different from other leadership development opportunities the Leading Compassion in Practice programme is. The programme has had significant impact on the individual participants and their teams. Every participant has reported increased skill and confidence in dealing with a range of day to day challenges and success in implementing a patient care improvement which is part of the programme.

Leading Compassion in Practice benefits both experienced clinical leaders as well as those newly in post. It is deliberately designed as a short, focussed intervention and so requires limited time out from clinical practice and is highly cost effective.

This short, intensive programme, designed and delivered by, Sue Machell, Abi Masterson and Pippa Gough, will support frontline nurse leaders (Bands 6 and 7) to lead compassionate care in practice. The programme consists of:



The programme aims to:



The programme starts on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 and we have 30 places available in total.

Places are open to nurses working in any setting, including community services, the voluntary and private sectors (except for maternity and children’s services, given the focus on ensuring compassionate care for older people). 

Nominees must:

Dates for the modules are as follows:

Wednesday September 23rd and Thursday September 24th 2015 residential module

Follow up one- day module Wednesday 11th November 2015

Applications should be sent electronically to Emma Harvey, programme administrator by Friday 21st August 2015.

Emma’s email address is: