Improvement programmes

Support and improvement programmes for system leaders and their teams.

System leaders have an opportunity to bring about long-lasting change for the populations they serve.

To support them to achieve this mission, we have developed a range of improvement and support programmes. Partnering with a range of organisations across health and care, and beyond, the programmes equip leaders for the challenges ahead and help them to learn from each other through peer support and learning.

Learning and Improving Across Systems

The Health Foundation, NHS Confederation and the Q community are working in partnership to support health and care systems to learn and improve. 

The new partnership will bring the improvement expertise of the Health Foundation and the networks and relationships of NHS Confederation together with Q’s membership community of over 5,000 people collaborating to improve the safety and quality of care.

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Leading Integration Peer Support Programme

Strengthening leadership and accelerating partnership ambitions at system, place and neighbourhood levels.

This programme, delivered by the NHS Confederation, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association, is independent, ‘from and of the sector’ and includes peer reviews, workshops, critical friend support, mentoring and best practice sharing, all delivered by peers with extensive expertise leading health and care.

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Digital ICS Programme

Supporting ICS leaders to seize the digital opportunity and deliver their system ambitions.

This programme is delivered by the NHS Confederation, NHS Providers and Public Digital and is supported by Health Education England and NHS England.

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Clinical and Care Professional Leadership

Inclusive clinical and care professional leadership (CCPL) is at the heart of providing high-quality integrated care and tackling health inequalities. It is about ensuring that Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) invest in the broadest range of clinical and care leaders into decision-making at every layer of the system. 

With a clear and diverse talent pipeline, the aim is for CCPL to permeate across the system – at system, place and neighborhood level – building a culture of shared learning and collaboration that is hard-wired into system architecture. 

We have developed a series of useful resources to help ensure CCPL becomes an integral aspect of leadership within all integrated care systems.

Find the resources here.

Connected Leadership Programme

Building community, igniting collaboration, spreading innovation and growing networks.

The programme is based on an approach to leadership development led by the Forward Institute and has been co-created with system leaders.