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To support colleagues through CCG and ICS transitions, the NHS North West Leadership Academy have created a range of useful resources for NHS leaders.

We are working with colleagues both within the region and nationally, including the NW People Team, to ensure there is ongoing, relevant support available for your teams which will underpin our aspiration to look after our people.

Regardless of our backgrounds and current circumstance, uncertainty and ambiguity during transition periods can impact us personally on a variety of levels. At the NHS North West Leadership Academy, our aim is always to support leaders by providing helpful and practical interventions that assist with real world challenges.

We’ve curated and categorised support which can be tailored to help provide you with support both now and into the medium and longer term.

121 Support

A range of expert and personalised 121 support offers are available for CCG leaders during transition. Find out more >>

The following interventions are available for CCG colleagues to book event places or access resources.

Online Resources

Bite-size learning, toolkits and videos are available for CCG colleagues.

Bringing to life the new competencies that underpin ICS-level roles

Are you considering applying for an ICS role? Has it been a while since you were interviewed, and would you appreciate an update?

As part of our support to colleagues going through CCG and ICS transitions we have made available a new webinar resource on preparing for ICS interviews. The webinar will give practical hints and tips on managing interviews well, including how to answer competency-based questions, using current and relevant examples. This pre-recorded video resource can be accessed at any time that is convenient for you.

To request access to the video resource please email our team on

Executive Director Career Development Sessions

Two career workshops, delivered in partnership with Korn Ferry, aimed at supporting Executive Directors and senior leaders who are considering applying for Executive Director roles imminently. The first session covers the topic of ‘Career Development’ (centred on individuals’ purpose, aspirations and drives) and the second ‘Preparing my Path to Success’ a more practical session on CV writing, confidence and interviews which will also include an Executive Director guest speaker.

Session spaces are limited and are due to take place on the 20th October AM and 2nd November PM. Further details can be found here.

To register your interest in attending the sessions please contact NHSE/I NW Talent Team via email at

Our NHS People guides:



ProjectM | A place and space for team leaders and managers to connect, share and learn together. #ProjectM will provide line managers and team leaders with practical tools, resources and guidance for effectively leading their teams during these challenging times.

Executive Suite | Supporting executive and senior leaders across health and care to meet the challenges of leadership over the coming years and to deliver the ambitions of the NHS People Plan.

Collaborative Masterclasses | Interactive zoom sessions, providing access to innovative thinking expert speakers with cross sector knowledge and insights. Book now: Leading for Social Change | 11 November 2021 - an unparalleled opportunity to learn directly from someone who is steeped in social change about how you can further develop your own potential to lead both from your genius and your integrity.

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