Our reports and publications share leadership learning and insights from our members and colleagues.


Leader is our publication that showcases the work we do with our member organisations and North West systems.


Developing a Coaching Culture

A coaching culture is seen as offering employees at all levels the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance their value and reach their professional goal. Our latest report uses desktop research and first-hand interviews to showcase the benefits of a coaching culture, and present areas of best practice to successfully implement a coaching culture.

Read the report.

PCN Futures Report

In 2021 the NHS NWLA and NHS Confederation were commissioned by the Lancashire and South Cumbria Primary Care Network (PCN) Development Oversight – Group to provide a safe space in which primary care leaders could collectively explore their vision for the role of PCNs in the developing system.

This paper explores the role of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in the health and care system, and in the context of the emerging Integrated Care Systems/Partnerships (ICS/ICP). It offers insights and recommendations for exploration and action, based on working over a period of several months with PCNs and with Clinical Directors (CDs) in five places across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Read the full report here.

Posters, Presentations and Papers

OD Claiming Practice

We have successfully developed and tested the OD Claiming Practice approach – to develop a model that allows our OD practitioner community to ‘claim their practice’. The ‘claiming practice’ approach puts you – the OD practitioner – at the centre of your work.

View the summary here

View the poster here

Download the self-assessment here

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoP) are self-sustaining communities that bring together groups of people to work together to identify an area of focus, build a shared learning agenda and develop methods for collaboration.

Read more about our Communities of Practice journey