Go Back Innovative footprint enabler roles recruited

In response to local need, the NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA) has funded the recruitment of three Leadership and Organisational Development (L&OD) Enabler roles.

The roles were established to be a critical connection point within each of the three North West footprints, to support and shape local leadership development priorities in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.  We are pleased to introduce the Leadership and OD Programme Leads:

(pictured left to right)

  • Danielle Sharples | Lancashire and South Cumbria
  • Lisa Gresty | Cheshire and Merseyside
  • Sheni Ravji-Smith | Greater Manchester

The L&OD enabler roles are leadership development experts within the North West leadership communities, maximising opportunities for NHS NWLA involvement and visibility whilst ensuring intelligence and learning is shared.  The newly established roles will also build relationships with key stakeholders by supporting active and vibrant networks and communities of practice in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), OD and Talent.

Their areas of focus are ever changing to meet the demands of the system, here are a few snippets about the type of support they are providing:

In Greater Manchester, Sheni is working across the system to improve the connections across the leadership offers; and to bring the EDI and OD networks together, using our communities of practice as change agents, to support the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership as one of the six national Building Leadership for Inclusion pilot sites.

In Cheshire and Merseyside, Lisa has been in post since April 2019 utilising the time to connect and build relationship with key stakeholders. Work is underway to enable Primary Care leaders to meet the challenges of modern day healthcare; this work includes input into   primary care networks development programme and developing local practice managers.

In Lancashire and South Cumbria, Danielle has played a pivotal role in engagement and communication activity that contributes to the knowledge management and understanding of activity and development needs within the patch.  This has included attendance at various networks and forums and contribution to the national NHS Leadership Academy High Potential Scheme Task and Finish Group.

We look forward to following their journey in the year ahead.

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