Systems Leadership Programme

Health Education England are proud to extend their programme to applicants from the South of England.

Developing people for health and healthcare

HEE Systems Leadership Programme overview

Eligible Candidates: NHS Directors or Deputy/ Assistant Directors of Nursing and Midwifery in the South of England.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation and Health Education England are pleased to announce a 6-day Systems Leadership Programme to begin in February 2019. This exciting, fully funded, programme will be delivered in partnership with the Kings Fund, Eden & Partners and Windsor Leadership. Open for Directors or Deputy / Assistant Directors of Nursing and Midwifery working across the South Region of Health Education England including; • Kent, Surrey and Sussex • South West (Peninsula) • South West (Severn) • Thames Valley • Wessex The introduction of more collaborative ways of working such as Sustainability and Transformation Plans and Multiple Care Alliances require a new approach to system leadership, bringing people together across a range of organisations to facilitate optimal care for a local population. This bespoke FNF & HEE Leadership Programme provides education and networking opportunity for senior and executive nurses with an aim on preparing confidence and competence in order to build collaborative leadership across the region and throughout the sector.

Benefits for you

The Programme offers

  • Development

    Create a development space to support Directors or Deputy/ Assistant Directors of Nursing & Midwifery in taking up system leadership roles in the emerging whole system environment
  • Tools

    Introduce participants to concepts, tools and practices that underpin system leadership
  • Cross System Work

    Facilitate conversations about the role of Nurse & Midwife Leaders in system change initiatives and learn more about the systemic issues which impact on the way Nurse & Midwife Leaders take up their roles in cross system work
  • Build Capability

    Build confidence and capability with system leadership practices and develop new ways of working that take account of the complexities of current leadership demands for nurses and midwives in South of England
  • Discover Personal Style

    Create opportunities through a peer-to-peer learning environment to explore and discover personal leadership styles
  • Challenge

    Facilitate learning that challenges leaders to think about health and care leadership in a less conventional way
  • Relevance

    Provide relevance to the ongoing changes and challenges facing leaders in health care today

Benefits for employer

  • Increased understanding of system leadership ideas, tools and practices
  • Increased awareness of national system leadership policy and how that plays out at a regional level
  • Development of system leadership practices and enhanced capacity to apply these to local and regional context
  • Enhanced capacity for communication in relation to complex issues e.g. ability to work with multiple perspectives, build shared ambition, work better with conflict
  • Increased confidence and capacity for working as peers across organisational and community boundaries
  • Enhanced understanding of how to lead system change and make some progress with (rather than fix) a practical, system challenge

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Programme structure

Kings Fund Module 1 – Delivered by Senior Leadership and OD Consultants, The King’s Fund 5th and 6th February 2019 2-day residential programme at FNF offices, Kings Fund, London Hotel accommodation will booked by FNF and will be in central London. Out and About in Westminster Module 2 – Delivered by Eden & Partners 13th March 2019 1-day programme Politics, policy making and decisions by politicians, local and national affect us all, both personally and professionally. Never has now been more important for professionals to ensure politicians understand the impact of their decisions on healthcare. This day is designed to help you understand how Government works and includes a visit to the Houses of Parliament. Windsor Leadership Module 3 – Delivered by Windsor Leadership Senior Facilitators 12th – 13th June 2019 2-day residential programme. This programme will provide an experience-led development programme at Windsor castle. The programme will focus on facilitated learning in a peer-to-peer environment. You will be challenged to think differently, explore their own leadership style and consider the wider impact of your leadership. Residential accommodation is within Windsor castle. Kings Fund Module 4 – Delivered by Senior Leadership and OD Consultants, The Kings Fund 9th July 2019 1-day programme at FNF offices, Kings Fund, London

Eligibility criteria

NHS Directors or Deputy/ Assistant Directors of Nursing & Midwifery in the South of England. Limited spaces are available (max. 12 per cohort).

Application process

Applications are now closed. 1st October 2018 – Applications Open 11th November 2018 – Application Close 3rd and 14th December 2018 – Interviews (in central London)

Information for applying online:

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

  • How you will use the programme to work with others, learn form and share experiences
  • How the programme will support your personal development plan
  • How you will use the experience to improve patient and health  outcomes
  • Your intention to support regional growth and development
  • Support from your trust/ employing organisation to enable you to attend all sessions/ learning opportunities as part of this programme

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

  • Personal, employment and education information
  • A copy of your NMC registration documentation
  • An electronic photo of yourself ( head and shoulders, facing camera, in high resolution)
  • A completed nominator form ( completed by your line manager) with authorisation to join the programme
  • Completed terms and conditions

Please note before applying:

  • Applications that do not demonstrate commitment to the profession, improving patient and health outcomes, commitment to The Florence Nightingale Foundation Alumni will not be considered
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Applications without line manager level support will not be accepted