Introduction to Co-consulting: A method of providing psychological safety in teams

Due to popular demand, deadline extended to 12pm Aug 19th!


An opportunity to explore the theory, skills, and practice of co-consulting to enable you to apply it with members of your International Nursing Association, your own networks and teams.

Introduction to Co-consulting: A method of providing psychological safety in teams overview

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to partner with NHS England and Improvement to provide a new and unique blended learning programme. The programme will equip leaders within International Nursing Associations (INAs) with the skills to facilitate a method of peer group coaching known as Co-Consulting.

This approach promotes a culture of psychological safety and enables leaders within INAs to support their members in exerting their influence and finding their voice. By developing a network of co-consulting champions within INAs, we can ensure facilitators are culturally competent and fully aligned with their members experiences of transition and adaptation to working within the UK Health and Social care system.

The programme will initially be available to a cohort of 25 leaders within International Nursing Associations (INAs). A further 7 cohorts will be provided over a period of 4 years.

Benefits for you

Other benefits

  • Explore the concept of psychological safety
  • Consider the theory and evidence underpinning co-consulting as a method of providing psychological safety through psychological containment
  • Describe and demonstrate the rationale for the process of co-consulting
  • Enable you to engage in a live co-consulting session to observe and practice the skills associated with facilitation

What does the programme involve?

6 hours of online learning undertaken over 3 months (Sept – Nov) to prepare INA leaders as co-consulting champions who can facilitate and cascade co-consulting within their network. 1 x 3 hours live co-consulting practice (Dec 2021/Jan 2022) in the form of a virtual facilitated session for the champions to learn and practice the skills.

Programme Dates:

  • Applications open 20/7/21
  • Applications close 12pm – 19/8/21
  • Shortlisting 23/8/21
  • Successful applicants notified 31/8/21
  • Online programme access 31/8/21 – 30/11/21
  • Live co-consulting sessions throughout Dec 2021/Jan 2022

Eligibility criteria

  • A leader within an established International Nursing Association in the UK. This could include roles such as President, Vice-president, Director, Secretary, Co-ordinator, Chairman or a designated active role
  • A maximum of 2 leaders per INA can apply per cohort
  • Current registrant of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Evidence of support from your line manager/sponsor within your employing organisation who can give you permission to fully engage with the programme

Application process

  1. Applications Open 20th July
  2. Applications close on 19th August
  3. Shortlisting w/b 23rd August

Information for applying online:

Applications should be submitted electronically via the link below.

You will need to upload:

  • Head shot
  • Evidence of NMC registration
  • Completed nomination form from sponsor

Nominator form for Chief Nurse

Nominator form for Line Manager

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Apply online