Leadership courses and fellowships open to healthcare scientists

We've gathered together some of the opportunities available to healthcare scientists.


LEEP (Leading through Education to Excellent Patient care) Leadership Programme

Free leadership training open to HSST trainees and STP Alumni (in the first instance).

You will attend 4 webinars and have to complete a change management project in a group. You will need to be willing to attend all elements of the course and be open to running the course for other attendees, specifically year 2 STP trainees starting from September 21.

You will need to attend 1 date for each webinar out of the below. The training will be done on Microsoft Teams between 9.30 – 1.30. The webinars will be interactive with break out rooms for discussion and then feeding back to the whole group. There will also be pre course material including videos, podcasts and a reflective journal.

Please email nshcs@hee.nhs.uk with your preferred date for each webinar, your organisation and role by 31st March if you wish to attend.

Webinar 1
Developing Self

  • Leadership and management difference and similarities
  • Behaviours of a compassionate and collaborative leader
Wed 5th May or Thu 20th May or Mon 24th May
Webinar 2
Developing Teams

  • Effective teams
  • Personality types
  • Creating a safe space
Mon 7th June or Thu 17th June or Wed 23rd June
Webinar 3
Change Management Project

  • Thinking through your project
  • Problem definition and strategic problem solving
  • Tools and techniques for quality improvement
Fri 9th July or Fri 16th July or Wed 21st July
Webinar 4
System Leadership

  • What is it and why it’s helpful when dealing with complexity
  • Key behaviours that lead to change
Wed 13th Oct or Mon 18th Oct or Thu 21st Oct



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.

Click here for further details about the Edward Jenner programme

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.

Click here for further details about the Mary Seacole programme

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.

Click here for further details about the Rosalind Franklin programme

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.

Click here for further details about the Elizabeth Garratt Anderson programme

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.

Click here for further details about the Nye Bevan programme

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.

Click here for further details about Stepping Up

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.

Click here for further details about Ready Now

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.


Fellowship programmes

The fellowship programmes below will re-open for applications next year.


Last updated on 27th August 2021