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Applications open for programme to develop tomorrow’s healthcare leaders

3 July 2019

70 newly qualified nursing associates are to be given the opportunity to take part in a new leadership development programme to become future NHS leaders thanks to Health Education England (HEE) working in partnership with the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Funded by HEE the programme offers five modules which aim to equip participants with confidence and leadership skills. This includes understanding of self, quality Improvement and the Royal College of Dramatic Art (RADA) Impact and Presence training. Participants will also have access to senior leadership support. 

Lisa Bayliss Pratt, Chief Nurse, Health Education England said:

This programme will offer a fantastic opportunity to continue to nurture some of the talent that we have seen in England’s first nursing associates. We hope that the programme will offer them an opportunity to continue to strive to be future leaders who will deliver high quality person centred care.

Greta Westwood, the Chief Operating Officer of the Florence Nightingale Foundation said:

The Foundation is so excited to begin this programme. What an amazing opportunity for Nursing Associates as they start as new members in their nursing teams.

Nursing Associates will become Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Nursing associates on completion of the programme.

Applications are now open and will be accepted from Registered Nursing Associates working in England.

For more information about the programme and how to apply visit:


The closing date for applications is Monday 29 July 2019.