Windrush Nurses and Midwives Leadership Programme for NI, Wales and Scotland

Overview

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with the support of Northern Ireland Practice & Education Council (NIPC) NHS Education Scotland (NES) and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is partnering with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to recognise the contribution and leadership potential of nurses and midwives from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds working in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

 The current Windrush Nurses and Leadership programme is fully funded by Health Education England and offers 44, band 5, 6 and 7 nurses and midwives the chance to become Florence Nightingale Foundation Nurses and Midwives, and to further develop as future leaders of healthcare.

The programme was established to celebrate those who arrived on HMT Empire Windrush. Windrush nurses and midwives were, and their descendants remain, major contributors to the NHS workforce and we want to acknowledge their contribution to healthcare.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

The programme now has an additional three NMC-sponsored places, open to applicants from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and is open to nurses and midwives who are descendants of the Windrush generation or who are from a minority ethnic background.

All costs, excluding travel to London for the RADA session and celebration event, are funded for you, including refreshments and lunches for the face-to-face sessions, overnight accommodation, refreshments and dinner for the residential programme, course fees for RADA and entry to Westminster Abbey for our annual commemoration service.

Programme Dates

If accepted on to the programme you will be allocated to cohort 2 of the main HEE funded programme.

The programme will be a blended delivery of both face-to-face and virtual sessions. We aim to deliver the RADA sessions and celebration event face to face in London depending on government guidelines at the time. Some dates may be subject to change.

Cohort 1

29 June 2022

Welcome Day (Virtual Session)

30 June 2022

Quality Improvement (Virtual Session)

4, 5, 10, 11, 12 October 2022

RADA (Face to Face in London)
You will only be required to attend one session and will be notified which date, if successful

13 and 14 September 2022

Building Your Authority (Virtual Session)
Attendance required on both days

7 November 2022

Action Learning Sets (Virtual Session)

8 November 2022

Final Day/Next Steps (Virtual Session)

11 January 2023

Quality Improvement Project Submission

16 February 2023

Celebration day (Face to Face in London)

Cohort 2

19 July 2022

Welcome Day (Virtual Session)

20 July 2022

Quality Improvement (Virtual Session)

4, 5, 10, 11, 12 October 2022

RADA (Face to Face in London)
You will only be required to attend one session and will be notified which date, if successful

28 and 29 September 2022

Building Your Authority (Virtual Session)
Attendance required on both days

9 November 2022

Action Learning Sets (Virtual Session)

15 November 2022

Final Day/Next Steps (Virtual Session)

11 January 2023

Quality Improvement Project Submission

16 February 2023

Celebration day (Face to Face in London)

Benefits

Be part of a 'Life-changing' Experience

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

Programme Structure

Eligibility Criteria

The programme is for registered Band 5 – 7 nurses or midwives who are either descendants from the “Windrush generation” or are from a diverse background working in the NHS in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

It is relevant for those considering their future career pathway and leadership development journey.

Senior Sponsor Form

Application Process

The application, shortlisting and selection processes will be administered nationally by the Florence Nightingale Foundation with HEE 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 Details