News and Notices

New for leaders...

Leadership Academy programmes
The NHS Leadership Academy have announced the launch of the following national programmes:

Edward Jenner Programme

Mary Seacole Programme

Rosalind Franklin Programme

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme

Nye Bevan Programme

Stepping Up Programme

Ready Now Programme

These programmes are designed to help everyone in the NHS discover their full leadership potential and achieve the highest standards in health and care. Please note there are costs associated with these programmes. If you would like to contact the team, please email


Staff Governor Elections are now open
We are asking all leaders to encourage their staff who fall into these constituencies to nominate themselves to become a staff Governor by Friday 20 August 2021. Staff will need register and complete a short nomination form at

In this year’s staff Governor elections, we have vacancies in the Nursing constituency and the Healthcare support, facilities and estates staff constituency. Our staff Governors play a crucial role in bringing the professional voice and experience into the wider arena of governance. They provide advice and support to the board, providing the support and challenge of a ‘critical friend’. As a staff Governor there will be the opportunity to:

•           Represent the staff constituency

•           Talk, listen to and represent our members and feedback to them

•           Shape the way we engage with our members

•           Meet with the Council of Governors at least six times a year

•           Talk to executive and non-executive directors

•           Join other activities and events


If you have any questions about the Governor role or any additional requirements, then please do contact or 07870 503 648.