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The purpose of the NHS Leadership Academy, which comes under the Health Education England structure, is to work with its partners to deliver excellent leadership across the NHS to have a direct impact on patient care. They offer a range of tools, models, programmes and expertise to support individuals, organisations and local academies to develop leaders, celebrating and sharing where outstanding leadership makes a real difference.

Our mission

To develop outstanding leadership in health, in order to improve people’s health and their experiences of the NHS. We’ll aim to do this by:

  • Broadening, and where necessary changing, the range of leadership behaviours people in the health system use
  • Professionalising leadership: raising the profile, performance and impact of health system leaders, requiring and supporting them to demonstrate their fit and proper readiness to carry out their leadership role and defining what we expect from them
  • Working in partnership to make leadership in the health system more inclusive and representative of the communities it serves
  • Developing leaders who are more innovative and can create a climate where innovation can flourish

Local Leadership Academies

As well as the national Leadership Academy, we can also work with you via one of our ten regional partners who connect our services on a localised level.

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