Back to school


September has always been a time for new beginnings. The leaves are starting to turn, the days are getting visibly shorter, and a new school year awaits. That first day of term feeling – where everything is exciting and new and anything seems possible – is a potent one, however long it’s been since you stepped in a classroom. It’s why, for many people, September feels like an annual reset: a chance to reflect on the long, balmy days of summer and look forward to the new routines of the coming months.

For NHS Collaborate, this summer has been a busy one. Four new Collaborate networks have launched in HampshireSurreyGreater Manchester and East LancashireSomerset Collaborate has grown into a dynamic and self-sustaining community of over 50 healthcare leaders – most recently seen climbing Glastonbury Tor. And NHS Collaborate has taken the national stage with an immersive workshop at Health + Care, bringing the Collaborate approach of positive and purposeful leadership to a wide range of NHS leaders.

While we’re sad to say goodbye to such a gorgeous British summer, we’re excited to see what September will bring. Our pencils are sharpened and our bags are packed: NHS Collaborate is ready for the new school year. Here’s a taste of what’s to come:

Cheshire & Merseyside Collaborate
Wednesday 3 October 2018, 1- 6pm
Liverpool Tate – Please save the date

Calling all primary care leaders in Cheshire and Merseyside – NHS England North is partnering with Collaborate to deliver a festival of leadership. The day will give you the opportunity to explore leadership from an entirely new perspective. If you’re committed to transforming the future of primary care and curious to try something a little different, then this event is for you.

South Lakes Collaborate
Wednesday 5 December 2019
Lake Windermere – Please save the date

Walk, talk and explore the beautiful Cumbrian countryside in the South Lakes’ very first Collaborate gathering.

Fylde Coast Collaborate
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Blackpool – Please save the date

Next January, join a whole host of primary care leaders from across the North West for an unforgettable evening of connection and collaboration – with a little Blackpool sparkle thrown in for good measure.

If you would like to reserve a place or simply find out a little more, please email Sara on or call 07725 555 030