This year-long programme from the national NHS Leadership Academy seeks to provide a leadership experience that can assist participants to effectively and sustainably develop their leadership ability and address the particular challenges that BAME leaders face. The programme is not just about the development of individuals; it is an initiative designed to influence the development of more inclusive cultures in the NHS as a whole.
“There is a clear link between having a racially representative workforce at every level, and the ability of the NHS to deliver quality patient care. Additionally, being able to meet future challenges, such as reducing health inequalities and having ever higher levels of staff engagement cannot be achieved without racial inclusion at senior levels.” Tracie Jolliff, Head of inclusion & systems leadership, NHS Leadership Academy.
Application dates and process
Applications for the next intake (intake 6) of the Ready Now programme open on Now please see the link to the national academy’s website here to complete the application process via NHSx.
Applications close on Monday 9th October.
Dates and locations
Intake 6 will consist of three cohorts of up to 35 participants each. The year-long programme consists of 12 residential dates spread across five modules.
Cohort 6.1 - 24-26 April 2018
Cohort 6.2 - 8-10 May 2018
Cohort 6.3 - 26-28 June 2018
Cohort 6.1 - 17-18 July 2018
Cohort 6.2 - 24-25 July 2018
Cohort 6.3 - 4-5 September 2018
Cohort 6.1 - 2-3 October 2018
Cohort 6.2 - 6-7 November 2018
Cohort 6.3 - 4-5 December 2018
Cohort 6.1 - 15-16 January 2019
Cohort 6.2 - 12-13 February 2019
Cohort 6.3 - 5-6 March 2019
Cohort 6.1 - 25-27 February 2019
Cohort 6.2 - 8-10 April 2019
Cohort 6.3 - 1-3 May 2019
Cost of the programme
The Ready Now programme is fully funded by the NHS Leadership Academy. However, this does not mean it is free. Participants must commit themselves to the full journey of the programme and will be asked to sign a document expressing their intention to do so, prior to taking a place. If participants withdraw from the programme before fully completing it, and without extenuating circumstances agreed with the NHS Leadership Academy, their organisation will be liable to bear the full cost of the programme: £4,500.
More information about the Ready Now programme and how to apply can be found in the e-book provided with this communications pack and on the National Academy’s Website. Alternatively, please phone the Academy on 0113 322 5699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, NHS Employers have launched an Equality and diversity mapping exercise for 2017, please see link here to short survey to be completed: https://shar.es/1Bi2ok Please respond and help them to help you!
NHS NWLA ED&I Team