Applications open for programme aiming to develop leadership in NHS stroke services

Applications are now open for a new multi-professional leadership programme aiming to grow and sustain leadership across NHS stroke services in England.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is running the year-long GIRFT stroke leadership academy (stroke specific) programme as a means of fulfilling a key recommendation from the GIRFT national report for stroke (2022). The report highlighted that Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks (ISDNs) should promote leadership and culture across their networks, including the implementation of a stroke leadership academy. The RCP has now worked with GIRFT, the British and Irish Association of Stroke Physicians (BIASP) and the Stroke Association to develop and launch a bespoke programme to fit the needs of NHS teams and patients.

The deadline for applications is 10th February 2023.

The programme will run for 12 months and will comprise face-to-face and virtual sessions to encourage networking. Themes covered include capability, capacity and coaching, and credibility, and candidates will be supported by personalised mentoring and virtual coaching. There will also be ongoing peer support through an action learning sets (ALS) programme, helping to address real life challenges faced in the workplace, and participants will take part in a service improvement project which aligns with the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan, the GIRFT national report and the RightCare Stroke Toolkit.

The leadership programme, which will begin in spring 2023, is fully funded and suitable for people who are already leaders but have not had access to formal leadership training. You can find more details and register your interest by clicking the button below.

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