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An Introduction to Co-consulting Psychological Safety in Teams

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to partner with NHS England and NHS Improvement to provide a new and unique blended learning programme. The programme will equip staff within International Nursing and Midwifery Associations (INMAs) with the skills to facilitate a method of peer group coaching known as ‘co-consulting’.

This approach promotes a culture of psychological safety and enables staff within INMAs to support their members in exerting their influence and finding their voice. By developing a network of co-consulting champions within INMAs, we can ensure facilitators are culturally competent and fully aligned with their members’ experiences of transition and adaptation to working within the UK Health and Social care system.

The programme will be available to a cohort of 27 staff within International Nursing & Midwifery Associations (INMAs). A further six cohorts will be provided over a period of 4 years.

"An opportunity to explore the theory, skills, and practice of co-consulting to enable you to apply it with members of your International Nursing & Midwifery Associations, your own networks and teams."


What does the programme involve?

Six hours of online learning undertaken over six weeks to prepare INMA staff as co-consulting champions who can facilitate and cascade co-consulting within their network. One x three hours of live co-consulting practice (March 2022) in the form of a virtual facilitated session for the champions to learn and practice skills. Programme Dates:

Key Dates
Applications open now

12 noon, 14 Feb 2022

Applications close

18 Feb 2022


22 Feb 2022

Successful applicants notified

24 Feb – 19 Mar 2022

Online programme access

Mar 2022

Live co-consulting sessions throughout

Eligibility criteria

Application process
Applications open now

12 noon, 14 Feb 2022

Applications close

18 Feb 2022

Information for applying online

Applications should be submitted electronically via the link below.

You will need to upload:

Nominator form for Line Manager

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Programme Details

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