Nurturing and developing tomorrow’s leaders – today

South Central’s exciting new development programme

Leadership in primary care can be a lonely place. Finding the courage to be vulnerable, to take risks, and to be resilient can be challenging at the best of times, but especially so when the service is under overwhelming pressure and the wider system is in a state of accelerated flux. 

Understanding that change at system level starts with change at an individual level, South Central is introducing a new programme, NHS@2030, to support our future primary care leaders.  It is designed to grow individual confidence, courage and the conviction to transform care, and establish a system of continuous quality improvement for patients and primary care teams alike.

It takes the best elements from nationally recognised leadership programmes and will be co-designed with participants to create an active, connected and creative network committed to transforming primary care through strengthening relationships and collaboration.

What’s in it for you?

Combining accelerated learning events, personal coaching, and connecting leaders at a human and personal level, we aim to create a new culture of leadership that values listening, purpose, risk-taking, and resilience. 

The programme is fully funded by NHS England, click here to take a look at NHS England’s designing for the future presentation. It is supported by NHS Collaborate, the NHS Leadership Academy, the RCGP and the FMLM and will run from July 2018 to March 2019.

The programme is predominantly open to GPs from the South Central region. However, we have secured additional funding to allow a real multi-disciplinary approach and include other professionals on the programme.  NHS@2030 is open to applicants who want to make a difference and are prepared to take a risk, whether they have the word ‘leader’ on their badge or not.

Hear from Shahed, Marion and Adrian about why you might wish to apply for the programme.

We have 70 places on offer and the learning, colleague feedback and quality improvement work may be counted for your appraisal.  

Please note, registration is now closed but if you would like further information, please email nhs2030@nhscollaborate.org.


 South Central Programme Information

Day 1

Date – 4th July 2018

Venue –  Holiday Inn Reading – acceleration event hosted by NHS Horizons

Presentation –

1:  Developing primary care for the future

Day 2

Date – 18th September 2018

Venue – Village Hotel, Swindon

Programme – Click here  to see the shape of the day

Presentations –

1:  Clinical Leadership in Improvement Introduction

The whole system finance:

2:  ‘How to do a business case’

3: The NHS 2018-2028 – Dr Patricia Oakley

4: CVD Secondary Prevention Plans within TV

Day 3

Date – 31st October 2018

Venue – Novotel, Reading

Programme – Click here to see the shape of the day

Work groups – please click here to have a look at the working groups that were formed on the day. For those unable to attend, you will need to choose one of the groups in order to participate in the next event on 4th December.

Presentations –

1: Professional Support Unit – HETV 

2: Health service engagement – Helen O’Kelly

3: It’s not just what you think, it’s how you think too – Marion Lynch

4: The Size of the Prize in CVD: Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes at Scale – Dr Matt Kearney

Day 4

Date – 4th December 2018

Venue – Novotel, Reading

Programme – click here for groups facilitated in the morning

Programme – click here for groups facilitated in the afternoon

Day 5

Date – 15th January 2019

Venue – Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Programme – click here to see the shape of the day

Reading list – click here to see the reading list compiled by Luke Allen, GP Academic Clinical Fellow, Oxford University

Other related events

Organised by FMLM – Leaders in Healthcare 2018, 14-16 November, ICC in Birmingham. For more information or to register, click here

Useful documents and information

Taken from the NHS@2030 WhatsApp group, please find below useful documents and information

1: TV CVD presentation for NHS 2030

2: Health management bulletin 4th October 2018

3: The spread challenge

4: HTC brief presentation

5: Ockham Healthcare podcast episode 129 – Andy Wilkins a 10-15 year vision for person centred healthcare part one

6: Kings Fund – what does improving population health really mean?

7: Nuffield Trust – Doomed to repeat? Lessons from the history of NHS reform

8: October RCGP / Right Care event. Presentations in the link:

  • Helen Williams – Pharmacist-led BP clinics
  • Dr Mike Holmes – RCGP QI resources plus QI and data approach in a GP practice
  • Dr Neil Macey – BP monitoring in GP waiting rooms
  • Dr Youseff Beaini – Bradford Healthy Hearts

9: Ockham Healthcare podcast episode 131 – Farzana Hussain quality improvement a way of life

10: Quality improvement in Primary Care – Life QI, maternal & neonatal health safety collaborative

11: Primary care networks: development and support

12: Expanding the role of nurses to improve hypertension care and control globally

Social Prescribing

1: Making sense of social prescribing

2: Review of evidence assessing impact of social prescribing

3: Self-management capability in patients with long-term conditions

4: A connected society – a strategy for tackling loneliness

5: Culture of care barometer

6: Culture of care survey

7: Four essential elements of an asset-based community development process

8: Social impact of participation in culture and sport

Links to Leadership Online Learning

The Edward Jenner programme

The Edward Jenner programme will support you as you develop essential leadership skills; open to all, this programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.

If you want to feel more able to deal with the daily challenges of working in healthcare, better equipped to care for patients, lead services and provide leadership for those around you – supporting them to do their job better – click here to view the Edward Jenner Programme

The Healthcare Leadership Model

The Healthcare Leadership Model was developed to help you become a better leader in your day-to-day role. You don’t have to be in a clinical or service setting to use it. And it doesn’t matter whether you work in a team of five or are responsible for 5,000, you can benefit by discovering and exploring your own leadership behaviours – click here to read more about the Healthcare Leadership Model

How to arrange your coaching

Would you like to maximise your learning and development through a collaborative, solution focused, result-orientated process facilitated by a coach?

A coach will help improve your work performance, life experience and self-directed learning. Research shows that there are huge personal benefits to accessing coaching, particularly at times of change.

Click here for more information on coaching TVLACoachingDL

BOB & Frimley

As your local NHS leadership academy we coordinate a register of coaches, which are free to access for all staff in the Thames Valley and Wessex region.

The link to access coaching is TVWLA Coaching Register<http://coachingregister.tvwleadershipacademy.nhs.uk/> where you will firstly you need to register as a coachee.  Once your registration is approved you will then be able to search for a suitable coach.  If you need any further advice/ information please contact Jude Moss on t:01962 718477 or email  coaching.TVWLA@hee.nhs.uk<mailto:coaching.TVWLA@hee.nhs.uk>.

For Glous and BSW, please contact Zoe directly to arrange zoe.spittle@hee.nhs.uk

South West

The South West register is open to all health and social care staff in the South West region. Access is particularly encouraged from those attending personal, leadership or management development programmes in the South West and will be used as a way to make sense of, enact and embed the learnt leadership behaviours and practice.

If you would be interested in being connected with a coach, please firstly contact Zoe Spittle from the South West Leadership Academy on zoe.spittle@hee.nhs.uk

Thames Valley & Wessex

Details about the TVWLA Coaching and Mentoring programme can be found on the TVWLA website


How to arrange your 360

Self assessment of competencies and HLM 360 assessment page, includes links and details on how to order and pay for your 360 assessment

Thames Valley & Wessex


For those in the Thames Valley area:

  • Send an email to tvwla@hee.nhs.ukmaking it clear that you are a participant in NHS@2030 and asking to start your HLM 360 process and they will send you the list of TVWLA facilitators and instructions on how to proceed. 

South West


For those in the SW, please use the Quick start User Guide to get you started by clicking here.:

  • For step 2 you will be selecting that you have a purchase order number to pay for your questionnaire – The purchase order number you need is 307039468
  • When you get to step 4 and choosing a facilitator – please select the South West as this will then provide you with all the names of facilitators in our region.

South Central Programme Local Groups

Change at system level starts with change at an individual level therefore, the ambition is to connect likeminded participants at a local level. Read and listen to how NHS Collaborate has developed networks of local groups with a mission to ensure that no leader in primary care feels alone or isolated.

Spotlight on Somerset

North West Picnic in the Park

Why Collaborate works for Kathryn

Contact NHS@2030

If you would like further information, please email nhs2030@nhscollaborate.org.