NHS Leadership Academy

The NHS Leadership Academy provides leadership development for people of all backgrounds and experiences across health and care.

Edward Jenner

First port of call if you’re looking to build a strong foundation of leadership skills.

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Length: 6 weeks

Cost: Free

Mary Seacole

100 hours of online study, plus three face-to-face behavioural workshops delivered locally. Leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

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Length: 6 months

Cost: £995

Rosalind Franklin

For clinical and non-clinical middle leaders aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services or systems of care. Minimum of 4-5 hours time commitment per week, learning methods are online along with face-to-face workshops and facilitated impact groups.

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Length: 9 months

Cost: £1200

Elizabeth Garratt Anderson

For middle to senior-level leaders aspiring to take on a more senior role while, at the same time, looking to have a wider impact. Leads to an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and NHS Leadership Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership.

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Length: 2 years

Cost: £6000

Nye Bevan

Supports senior leaders to move beyond leadership within their area of professional expertise, into executive roles that span organisational boundaries. Accelerates individuals into executive roles, helping them perform better at board level, and help boards better meet challenges today and enable change for tomorrow. Leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership.

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Length: 1 year

Cost: £4500

Stepping Up

Leadership development programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues working in bands 5 to 7 or equivalent. Runs across four or five residential dates depending on banding.

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Length: 2/3 months

Cost: Funded

Ready Now

For senior black, asian or minority ethnic (BAME) leaders working in the NHS or providing NHS funded services (in England) at band 8a, or clinical equivalent or above.

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Length: 1 year

Cost: Funded

E-Learning for Healthcare

Provides e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce. This includes Management and Leadership Skills and Leadership for Clinicians.

NHS Executive Suite

This free resource provides links to courses, virtual action learning sets, reciprocal mentoring, systems leadership, and psychological support.