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ONE CLINICAL COMMUNITY Ipswich and East Suffolk Nurse Leadership Development Programme 2019-2020

Who is it for?
This high impact leadership development programme is specifically aimed at those who are nurses or allied health professionals in a leadership role either in primary, hospital, community or mental health services and would value the opportunity to develop their own skills, together with others from across the local health economy, in a collaborative and practical way.

What is the purpose?
The purpose is to build a network of effective nurse/AHP leaders who can together address the key challenges in the wider health and social care system, the beneficial effects of which should last far beyond the duration of the programme. 

What will it involve?
There will be four taught modules of three consecutive days’ each which will enable you to learn:

  • About how the wider NHS and local government system works, the national political context and direction of travel and the way in which the local alliance is implementing the NHS Long Term Plan;
  • A range of skills and knowledge to help you to become an even more effective leader including how to make high impact presentations, design and run productive meetings, think strategically and develop effective plans which embed real long-lasting change;
  • A range of practical tools and techniques to strengthen multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and multi-sectoral teams and partnerships to ensure that our population have access to the best possible, seamless care
  • More about your own leadership style and what you can do to ensure you work to your strengths. 
  • There will be a Joint Enquiry Day after the first module when you will have direct access to the Alliance leaders in the local system and be provided with a detailed overview of the public health data and intelligence for the area and the agreed Alliance to ensure we meet the public’s needs.

You will be invited to join a project team to enable you to apply what you learn to a real challenge in the local system which you will learn more about at the Joint Enquiry Day. Each project team will have access to a highly-experienced Action Learning Set (ALS)adviser who will meet with the group on three separate days which will take place between the taught modules.

What format will the training and development take?
This is not a training course in the traditional sense in that the taught modules will be largely a “powerpoint-free zone”. The facilitators will be providing you with a Thinking Environment which is highly interactive and practical. You will do a lot of work in pairs and debating in small groups as well as plenary discussions and case studies. There will also be a range of high-quality external speakers as well as at least one study visit.

The days are fairly intensive but energising because you will be learning in a safe environment and having the chance to apply your learning to real problems, the results of which will be fed into the wider system so that good ideas are put to good use.

When will it be?
Module 1 – Tuesday to Thursday, 10-12 September 2019
Joint Enquiry Day – Thursday 17 October 2019
Module 2 – Tuesday to Thursday, 26-28 November 2019
Module 3 – Tuesday to Thursday, 11-13 February 2020
Module 4 – Tuesday to Thursday 24-26 March 2020
Events will normally run from 9:30am to 4:30 each day.
One-day ALS days will take place between Modules 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4. 

Where will it be held?
Most events will be held at Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2BJ apart from one specific study day which you will be advised about when you start the programme.

If I would like to attend, what do I need to do?
If you would like to attend, you will need to get support from your superior and complete the application form. This should be completed and returned as soon as possible but definitely before Monday 26 August 2019

We would expect to confirm whether you have a place shortly afterwards.

If you have any queries, you should contact Louise Hardwick (email: louise.hardwick@ipswichandeastsuffolkccg.nhs.uk) or Judy Oliver, Programme Director (email: judy@judyoliverandco.com).

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