This is promoted on behalf of NHS England

If there was ever a time to prioritise your wellbeing as a primary care leader in the NHS, it is now. As we navigate our way through the combination of increasing demands, complex service and imminent winter pressures, the continuing unpredictability of the pandemic and the impact of workforce and economic challenges, it is easy to lose sight of ourselves. Yet all the evidence shows that leaders’ wellbeing influences workforce wellbeing, which directly impacts patient care, experience and outcomes. Leaders are people too, and we need to care for ourselves to better care for the teams and colleagues we lead.

After hugely positive feedback following the launch of the programme in 2020/21, we are now delighted to offer this important opportunity to those working in primary care. As well as supporting you and your team, it will also support your organisation with the recently introduced quality improvement module which focuses on workforce and wellbeing in the Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF).

What will I get from the programme?

In taking a proactive and preventative approach to wellbeing and working with national peer leaders from across the country in a community of practice, this fully-funded, practical programme will equip you to understand how you can maintain your own wellbeing as a leader, as well as keeping the diverse teams you lead well; how you can be well, stay well and pass wellness on to others.

Is it for me?

Yes, if you are a leader managing multiple and often competing pressures and expectations, looking to enhance your own wellbeing and better support the wellbeing of your team(s), for example, you may be a Practice Manager, Lead Nurse or Clinical Director in a Primary Care Network.

What does the programme involve?

The programme is designed to make participation as easy as possible through online learning and involves:

  • Four workshops of four hours’ each, spread over four months
  • Two individual coaching sessions of 90 minutes each, arranged to suit stretched diaries
  • A light and engaging amount of pre and post module online learning
  • Two self-facilitated Peer Groups, one during and one after the programme Optional Communities of Practice to sustain your learning

Is the programme accredited?

Yes, following attendance at all four workshops and the completion of a short reflective assignment, you will receive a certificate for 19 CPD hours.

Is there a cost?

This is a fully funded NHS development programme which needs to be supported by local backfill arrangements

  • “My wellbeing has improved already, even after just one workshop. I’m leaving feeling better and have lots of practical tips and ideas to offer my team.” Programme participant
  • “I am using some of the strategies to help empower my team to be more productive, take ownership of tasks and take responsibility for their own wellbeing.” Programme participant
Want to hear more?

Watch this short video to see past participants talking about their experience and how they have implemented their learning in the workplace.

To apply for a place

Please click the link below to complete the application form by Friday 29th September 2023.

If we receive a high volume of applications, we will operate a waiting list and hope to be able to offer future programmes.

Module 1  Thursday 16th November 2023 13.00 – 17.00  

Module 2 Thursday 7th December 2023 13.00 – 17.00

Module 3 Thursday 4th January 2024 13.00 – 17.00  

Module 4 Thursday 25th January 2024 13.00 – 17.00

Click here to apply

What happens next?

We will review your application form and confirm next steps by Friday 2nd October 2023. We look forward to hearing from you.

Any questions?

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