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Green Healthcare Leadership Programme


The Florence Nightingale Foundation in partnership with Nuffield Health are pleased to offer a bespoke leadership development programme which will be available to 20 Registered Nurses working in the Independent Healthcare Sector.

This exciting opportunity will enable you to explore and enhance your personal leadership attributes, develop your political acumen, and enhance your influence. You will also undertake a quality improvement (QI) project focused on sustainability in healthcare which will aim to have a regional or national impact.

This programme offers a supportive learning space to develop leadership identity, capacity, and capability to influence organisational and patient outcomes at a local, systems, national and international level of healthcare delivery. Expert speakers will be invited throughout the programme to contextualise the leadership learning to these topics. The outcome of the programme and project will be a three minute ‘elevator pitch’ which will be presented at the celebration event to a VIP audience.


Nuffield Health


13 JUNE 2022

Applications Open

25 JULY 2022

Applications Close

10 August 2022

Either Virtual or at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 10-18 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ

W/C 15 AUGUST 2022

Participants Informed of Outcome

5 OCTOBER 2022

Welcome Day

7 October 2022

Quality Improvement Project 


7 & 8 December 2022

Building Your Authority

1 or 5 December 2022

Presentation of Self: Presence & Impact with RADA
(Face to Face – London)

TBC January 2023

Sustainability module

6 OR 7 February 2023

Action Learning Sets

27 March 2023

Hand in of Quality Improvement Project

The top 5 QIPs will be presented at the celebration event

10 May 2023

Celebration Event
(Face to Face – London)

Be part of a 'Life-changing' Experience

Participants report the “life changing” leadership experience and its professional and personal impact. Participants report feeling more confident to speak out and influence improvements in patient care and health outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria

The Florence Nightingale Foundation along with Nuffield Health are pleased to offer this opportunity to nurses working in the independent sector – Grades 7 and above. Currently only open to nurses in the independent sector. 

Senior Sponsor Form

Application Process

The application, shortlisting and selection processes will be administered nationally by the Florence Nightingale Foundation with Nuffield Health representation at shortlisting and interview.

What you will need to demonstrate in your application form and interview:

Upon application, you are required to upload the following information:

Please note before application:

Programme Structure

The Leadership programme will be undertaken over six months and includes:

Day 1
Day 2
Days 3 And 4
Day 5

Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

You will be supported to undertake an improvement project which will enable you to apply your learning to practice. The top projects will be selected to present at the celebration event.

You will join the FNF alumni community and receive ongoing networking and leadership development opportunities through events, webinars, media engagement and policy thought leadership.

Day 5

Programme Details