NHS leaders face the daunting challenge of delivering the changes set out in the NHS long-term plan alongside a workforce that is under huge strain and struggling to cope with widespread staff shortages.
Recognising the scale of this challenge, national leaders have indicated that improving NHS leadership and culture will be central to the forthcoming workforce implementation plan.
With many of the longest-serving leaders having stepped down, a new generation of NHS leaders is coming through. This event will discuss what leaders need to do differently to steer the NHS through a period of considerable change, including:;
- How and why does NHS leadership culture need to change?
- How do the challenges faced by the next generation of NHS leaders differ from those of their predecessors?
- What can the workforce implementation plan do to promote a more diverse and inclusive culture in the NHS?
The breakfast event is being coordinated with the launch of a new NHS Confederation report on the experience of first-time NHS chief executives, which follows on from an NHS Confederation programme of support. Thirty-four chief executives have so far been part of the programme, and we are planning to run further cohorts. This event with The King’s Fund is part of a wider programme of activities led by the NHS Confederation to support provider trust leaders.
Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, will chair the event and he will be joined on the panel by:
- Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund
- Steve McManus, Chief Executive, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, East London NHS Foundation Trust
The event will be held at The King’s Fund on Thursday 13 June from 8.30-9.45am. If you are interested in attending, please register online.