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Nye Bevan is an intensive programme that gives you the skills, knowledge, attitudes and belief you need to perform at Executive Team and Board level - powerfully leading transformational change at a regional, national, and organisational level.

It has been specifically designed to develop senior leaders. It’s been shown to accelerate individuals into executive roles, helping them perform better at board level, and help boards better meet operational challenges today and enable change for tomorrow. Designed with national and international experts in health and organisational performance the programme offers support and learning to build personal resilience, confidence and capabilities over 12 months.

If you’re ready for the big next step, and are looking for the kind of support and learning that will bring you this kind of confidence, you should consider applying for this programme.

The benefits

The Nye Bevan programme:

  • Gives you the skills, knowledge, attitudes and belief you need to perform at Executive team and Board level
  • Helps you understand the NHS from a system-wide, national and global perspective
  • Arms you with ideas and tools to raise the bar for patients and tackle complex real-life problems with fresh thinking
  • Gives you access to global experts in healthcare and business
  • Reinvigorates you with cutting edge thinking on leadership, culture and system-wide change from Alliance Manchester Business School and the University of Birmingham
  • Helps you make an immediate personal and organisational impact
  • Is co-created with National Voices to ensure a focus on patient feedback
  • Is organised around you, using a flexible self-managed learning approach
  • Helps you build a powerful support network

The programme

The Nye Bevan Programme - Leading Care III is flexible by design but there will be focus on five core components to the programme:

Knowing yourself and looking after yourself and others: defining your style as a leader and performing effectively for your teams and patients e.g. Leadership styles & repertoire; effective engagement: soliciting, receiving & using feedback; creating a climate of learning & enabling people to speak out.

Leading change: creating momentum, changing behaviours and transforming culture e.g. Values & behaviour change; managing conflict; co-production.

Broadening horizons: Understanding the NHS from a future, commercial, and global perspective e.g. Horizon scanning for a better NHS in 2015, 2020, 2025; International good practice in Healthcare; Lessons from the commercial sector.

Making the case for change: Patient testimony, understanding the data and designing for change e.g. Feedback from service users; data-analysis; frameworks for effective decision making & priority setting.

Influencing upwards and outwards: Challenging authority, empowering you as a leader and creating impact through third parties; Understanding self to improve care quality and improving services e.g. Understanding sources of power and control; speaking out/challenging authority; working with national and local politics.

The programme will employ peer review and self-managed learning approaches to equip you with the precise skills and confidence you need to navigate the most demanding roles in our healthcare system. You will pass or fail based on your peers’ assessment of your work and Learning Portfolio.

Who should attend

You'll be in a clinical or non-clinical healthcare role and aspiring to lead large complex projects, departments, services or systems of care.

You may already be leading teams of service leaders/complex services and systems of care without any formal leadership development. Or you could be a newly appointed clinical lead or clinical director without prior formal leadership development training. Irrespective of which, you'll have a good UK Honours degree, an equivalent professional qualification or more than three years' relevant experience leading teams or services.


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