News and Insights

News and Insights

Developing High Performing and Thriving Teams  

In today’s fast-paced, resource-constrained, and changing healthcare landscape, performing, thriving, and happy teams are what organisations strive to achieve.   In this article we highlight key aspects of building and leading high-performing teams, based on insights from a discussion between Mike Jones, Employee Engagement and Wellbeing Consultant, and Michelle Howard, a […]

Cultivating Inclusive Workplaces  

Fostering a workplace culture that truly embraces inclusion and fosters a sense of belonging for all individuals is a challenge, and one that we know is key to achieving the NHS Long Term Plan.  Recognising this crucial need, our Leadership Live podcast recently hosted Jaspreet Kaur, a poet, educator, and […]

Taking a System Leadership Approach

System leadership is a transformative approach to healthcare that transcends organisational boundaries, mobilising a diverse network of stakeholders towards a shared vision.   In 2023, the NHS North West Leadership Academy worked collaboratively with The Hyndburn Way steering team to implement a bespoke system leadership development programme, aimed at building capability […]

Navigating Transformational Leadership

In the dynamic landscape of leadership, the term ‘transformational leader’ is one which is often used but not always fully understood. Yet it is a type of leadership which can bring great benefit to the world of the NHS; a world which is becoming more complex, with increasing demands and […]

Year in review: 2023 highlights

2023 has been a year of transformation and leadership innovation. As we head into the New Year, we’re looking back at just a few of our highlights from the past 12 months. This year we have welcomed more than 2,000 leaders from across the North West to support their leadership […]

Collaborative Masterclass: Leveraging Opportunities Within Integrated Care Systems

On 1 July 2022, Integrated Care Systems were formally established on a statutory basis. Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services, and to improve the lives of people who live and work in their area (NHS […]

Collaborative Masterclass: Anxiety in the workplace

Helping leaders to recognise and manage their own anxieties and support others. On Wednesday 18th October the North West Collaborative Masterclass Programme hosted Josh Fletcher, a Manchester-based psychotherapist, to discuss anxiety.  This event proved extremely successful with over 100 participants in attendance to learn about and discuss anxiety. At the […]

Edward Jenner – Leadership Foundations: My learning and impact 

Rachael Kettle is a Leadership Development Officer and has recently completed the Edward Jenner programme. Here, Rachael reflects on the skills, tools and confidence she has gained from completing Edward Jenner, and how she will apply her learning in her work. I am a Leadership Development officer, supporting the planning, […]

Lead Positive Programme Launch

A conscious leadership programme for aspirant leaders On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th July, we welcomed 100 aspirant leaders from Black, Asian or other ethnic minority groups from across Greater Manchester Trusts to the first module of the Lead Positive Programme. Working in partnership with the Greater Manchester Integrated Care […]