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Mary Seacole Leadership Development Programme

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to partner with 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 9 months and supported by the following leadership development elements:

The Partnership
The Supporters


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
Criteria Identified On
A proposal that is appropriate, innovative and sustainable. Presentation at Interview
The applicant is able to demonstrate that they can deliver and have the necessary skills and resources available. Presentation at Interview
The applicant can articulate their knowledge of the challenges contributing to the inequality which is the focus of the project. Interview
The application includes a stakeholder engagement plan. Application Form Interview
Online Application Form
Key Dates

6th December 2021

Applications open

17th January 2022 Midday

Applications close

20th January 2022

31st January, 1st and 2nd February 2022

Successful applicants notified

15 February 2022

Online programme access

Information for Applying Online

Upon application, you are required to upload the following information


Please note the following.
Programme dates

24th March 2022

Applications open

30th March 2022

Applications close

18th-19th May 2022

3 × groups – 26th, 27th and 29th April 2022

Successful applicants notified

22nd OR 23rd June 2022

Writing Groups

10th November 2022

Quality Improvement Project Submission

8th December 2022

Celebration Event

Programme Details

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

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