Knowledge for Healthcare Development Programme

Knowledge for Healthcare is a radical change programme, asking many staff members to apply their skills in different ways and settings to engage in new approaches to bring evidence to decision-making, whether in the board room and the bedside.

What is the Senior Leadership Development Programme?

This tailored programme is being delivered by the NHS Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy, on behalf of Health Education England. It has been designed to strengthen the capability of knowledge services staff to lead the ambitious changes envisioned within Knowledge for Healthcare. They are now recruiting to our first cohort of 15 places.

Who is it for?

The programme is targeted at senior healthcare librarians and knowledge specialists already leading a service, team or network, who wish to develop and strengthen their effectiveness as leaders. It is primarily intended for those who work for the NHS.

It will be of most benefit to individuals with a minimum of three years leadership experience, who want to make a difference through their work, reach their full potential, widen their portfolios and manage their career progression to senior roles.

Learning Outcomes

Focused on strategic leadership skills, the programme includes:

  • Motivating people and building commitment to achieve organisational goals
  • Managing uncertainty and conflict
  • Building team resilience and personal resilience
  • Introducing fundamental quality improvement tools
  • Strategic planning; building strategic partnerships
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Developing your political antennae
  • Leading with compassion
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Leading across and within systems
  • Managing change successfully
  • Build understanding and confidence in financial planning and costing

By the end of the programme, participants will appreciate approaches to strategic leadership of change at individual, team, organisation and system levels.

Interested? The deadline to apply is 27th January 2017! download the doc here for full details and how to apply.


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