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Mary Seacole Leadership Development Programme

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to partner with Health Education England (HEE) and The Mary Seacole Trust to provide a leadership development opportunity to nurses, midwives and health visitors who are working to improve health inequalities, particularly in Minority Ethnic communities.

This bespoke development programme will involve undertaking a quality improvement project which focuses on enhancing the experience of people from ethnic minorities accessing health services through addressing health inequalities.

The project will be implemented over 6 months and supported by the following leadership development elements:



Benefits for Employer

Eligibility Criteria

CriteriaIdentified On
A current registration with NMC.Application Form
The outcomes of the proposed project must be designed to address inequalities in access to health services including  people from ethnic minority backgrounds.Application Form
The project must be delivered within a maximum period of 9 months.Application Form
The application must provide a proposal that sets out achievable objectives, methods, outcomes and timescales.Application Form
A supporting reference for the application.Application Form

Key Dates For Applications

26 October 2022

Applications open

2 December 2022

Applications close

5 December 2022

Shortlisting begins

19 December 2022

Successful applicants notified during this week

Information for Applying Online

When applying, you are required to upload the following information:

Important Notes

Please note the following:

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Applications without Senior Sponsor Nominator Form will not be accepted
  • The Quality Improvement Project must focus on inequalities in healthcare

Programme Dates

23 February 2023

Welcome Day (Virtual)

1 March 2023

Quality Improvement (Virtual)

14 & 15 March 2023

RADA (Face-to-Face)

TBC April 2023

Negotiating and Influencing (Virtual)

TBC May 2023

Writing for Publication (Virtual)


Celebration Event (Face-to-Face)

Programme Details

"Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale were both pioneers in all that they achieved. This partnership will continue their work, their legacies, together."