The NHS is entering a new phase of reform. Promoting and developing efficient and effective leadership behaviours is central to developing a patient-led, quality-enhanced, local service.
Improving compassion and the quality of patient care starts with leadership (NHS Leadership Academy 2013) and The Kings Fund (2011). This recognises the value of leadership that is shared, distributed and adaptive – where leaders must focus on engaging staff in delivering results.To achieve this locally and nationally, NHS trusts, foundation trusts, primary care trusts, social care organisations, along with the independent and third sector, will have to devise strategic frameworks and action plans to help promote and develop leaders within their organisations and services.
All of this requires developing health and social care staff in promoting, identifying and supporting the development of leadership capability. It means being able to use a variety of tools and techniques that underpin effective and sustained leadership development, and working in partnership across professional and organisational boundaries to improve patient-focused care.Developing transformational leadership skills to support this framework means that you need to:
The new Healthcare Leadership Model offers 360-degree feedback linked to nine dimensions:
In Advanced Personal Effectiveness and Leading Service Improvement you explore current drivers of service reform and improvement to develop your political awareness and proactive leadership. From the very start you work on real-life service-improvement projects so you can apply what you learn to your area of practice.
You undertake 360-degree diagnostic appraisal and personal action planning to develop your effectiveness. You also use action learning to help you lead a real service-improvement project that’s relevant to your role and your organisation.
This module is designed to integrate the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model and uses leadership diagnostic tools to help you assess yourself and to develop a personal action plan to enhance your leadership capability.
Modules offered may vary.
By enhancing your leadership and service-improvement skills you develop the effectiveness of your role and your professional goals.
Applicants should normally have an honours degree (or equivalent) in a health, social care, leadership or management-related subject. Alternatively, you can demonstrate your ability to undertake and complete the course by qualification and/or experience.
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section