External programmes

NHS Leadership Academy Programmes

NHS Leadership Academy Professional Development ProgrammeNHS Leadership Academy programmes are the first in a new set of national NHS professional development programmes to combine successful leadership strategies from international healthcare, private sector organisations and academic expert content.

HSMC and Birmingham Business School have been selected to support the NHS to deliver two of the three professional development programmes available, the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Nye Bevan programmes. Read more information and find out which programme is right for you.

NHS Management Training Scheme (Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Service Improvement)

HSMC, in partnership with University of Manchester, have been commissioned by the Leadership Academy to provide a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership for Service Improvement and NHS Management Training Scheme for General Management with Human Resources, Informatics and Finance, in 2012. Trainees from Wales, Northern Ireland and Medical Leadership trainees also take part in the programme.The Certificate will provide both a stand-alone qualification for all trainees on the Scheme and possibly other leaders in the NHS, and is also the first element of the General Management Masters programme in Leadership and Service Improvement.

The university education for the multi-award winning 2012 Management Training Scheme was designed following a tender exercise, and is significantly developed from previous versions. Specifically there is much more use of e-learning, both as a repository for materials but also as an interactive tool, and all the assessments are work-based, which will help trainees to apply their learning with academic rigour to their professional practice. The programme has never before included all trainees working in inter-professional groups. The high workloads of the trainees (many of whom will be doing their own professional qualifications as well as the Postgraduate certificate) means that supporting them through their studies will be critical - and the changes that have been made are designed with this in mind. We have made a good start with the residential event: between November and April there will be 6 Regional study days, to complete the face-to-face element of the programme.

HSMC and the University of Birmingham have been successfully delivering this highly acclaimed education programme for anumber of years.

Further information

For further information about the programme please contact Tracey Gray, Executive Programmes Manager, Email: t.gray@bham.ac.uk, or visit the NHS Institute Management Training Scheme website for details of how to join the programme in 2013.

Clinical Leadership Fellows Programme

HSMC, in partnership with University of Manchester and the King's Fund, have been commissioned to provide a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Service Improvement for a new cohort of 80 clinical leadership fellows from September 2012.

The programme is broadly based on the programme provided for the NHS Management Training Scheme, however, it will be adapted to suit the different characteristics of the Clinical Leadership fellows.

Module 1

Module 1 was a four day successful residential workshop in October 2012 for all fellows, ensuring that the first educational element is developed as a national programme with a national cohort. Speakers included Professor David Colin-Thome and Nigel Edwards.

Modules 2 - 6

Modules 2, 3, 4 and 6 will be locally delivered, in 3 locations around England - London, Manchester and Birmingham. The fellows work in group sizes of around 25, which allow for effective interactive teaching and the development of local learning networks and communities, which itself is an important contributor to successful leadership for improvement. This design will allow the fellows to achieve cumulative learning, as concepts are introduced, applied in the workplace placement, and subsequently discussed and developed further at the next learning event. Module 5 will bring the fellows back together for a final national event.

Further information

For further information about the programme, please contact Tracey Gray at t.gray@bham.ac.uk or visit the NHS Leadership Academy website for more details.