The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) and Health Education England East of England (HEE) have teamed up to provide a selection of bespoke training programmes for nurses and midwives working across the region who are looking to develop their leadership skills.

Three exciting development opportunities have been created to cater to nurses and midwives from a variety of backgrounds and career stages.

  • The Early Career Leadership Programme for nurses and midwives who have been qualified for less than two years.
  • The Aspiring Director Leadership Programme for nurses and midwives who are an equivalent of a Band 8a or above.
  • The BAME Leadership Programme for nurses and midwives from ethnic minority backgrounds and equivalent of a Band 5/6.

The programmes will enable participants to define and develop their unique approach to leadership and prepare them to successfully lead change and influence within their role. Participants will be taught how to lead with a greater presence, recognise their personal approach to leadership, foster a deeper understanding of their impact on others, and explore how to tackle real workplace issues.

Professor Gemma Stacey, Director of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy commented: “I’m delighted to be announcing these unique leadership programmes for nurses and midwives in the East of England. This is a very exciting opportunity for nurses and midwives in the region to strengthen their leadership abilities, find their voice and grow themselves to truly be the best leaders they can be.”

“Feedback we receive from the those who have undertaken our leadership programmes speaks for itself with our Alumni often crediting the courses for giving them the courage to be the successful leaders that they are today. Our participants find impact both professionally and personally and their passion for healthcare is often renewed after completing the programme. They develop a greater awareness of their approach to leadership and grow their confidence to take on opportunities or tackle challenges that are presented to them in their roles. I would encourage East of England nurses and midwives to seize this fantastic opportunity for professional development.”

The Early Career Leadership Programme is open for applications now until September 14. The Aspiring Director course is accepting applications from August 24, and the BAME Leadership Programme follows a week later opening on August 31.

The programmes will run over a course of six months and will be a blend of both virtual and face to face teaching.  Applications should be registered with FNF via the Leadership Programme section of the website.

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