Applications for Leadership Scholarships 2017-18 are now CLOSED.
General Leadership Scholarships
These General Leadership Scholarships are generously supported by Bupa, Edna Marian Reed, Garfield Weston Foundation, Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex and Health Education England North Central and East London and Department of Health Northern Ireland.
Leadership Scholarships of up to £15,000 are available to nurses and midwives, and in some cases, other health professionals who want to become leaders with the skills and self-confidence to make a significant contribution to the rapidly changing world of health and social care. These scholarships are also open to Deans and Deputy Deans of Schools of Nursing / Faculties of Health in Universities.
Scholars on our General Leadership Scholarship undertake a bespoke programme of development geared to their individual needs. The scholarships have three broad aims:
- to develop and enhance the individual’s leadership skills;
- to help define their long term career objectives and maximise their professional impact; and
- to deliver a patient care improvement project.
Scholars will also be required to undertake a visit to services elsewhere in the UK or overseas to further enrich their patient care improvement project.
Applications are welcomed from those who aspire to a Board position or who may already be a Director or Deputy Director of Nursing, Head of Midwifery, a Nurse or Midwife Consultant, or a Modern Matron. Your organisation is expected to support your application and be of the view that you are capable of being fast-tracked to more senior leadership positions.
Criteria for selection
These scholarships are available to Nurses, Midwives, and in some cases, other health professionals who have current registration with their professional regulator in the United Kingdom. Applicants may currently be employed as any of the following:
- An Executive Nurse Director or Deputy
- Dean or Associate Dean
- Heads of Midwifery
- Heads of Allied Health Professionals
- Healthcare Scientists
- Nurse, Midwife or AHP Consultants
- Medical Consultants / GPs
- Modern Matrons
Applicants need to demonstrate:
- involvement in formulating or implementing policy to ensure excellence in clinical care
- involvement in workforce planning to guarantee safe patient care
- links to higher education
- involvement in clinical governance, audit, complaints procedures and quality
- awareness/knowledge of how national and local political decisions impact on the delivery of health and social care through involvement with, or membership of:
- Government health departments
- National/Local Committees
- Working Parties
- understanding and appreciation of business practice, public expectations, corporate governance and their impact on patient care
- commitment to the values and future of their profession, including involvement in Professional Associations and the national health and social care agenda
- the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that quality care is guaranteed for the benefit of patients and clients; and
- a recent personal development/assessment plan, including identification of their personal development needs and how these might be met.
Applicants require a supporting letter from the Chairman or Chief Executive of their organisation agreeing study leave for 2017 - 18 and stating the organisation’s commitment to fund 10% of the award made by The Foundation.