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To support colleagues through ICB 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.

Coaching and 121 Support

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

System Leadership

Foundations in System Leadership

What does system leadership and systems thinking mean and how you can practically apply these to your work?

This five week programme is open to all colleagues working in health, care, local authorities and voluntary sector partnerships, who have a desire to improve the way they collaborate across organisational, professional and hierarchical boundaries to design and deliver better health outcomes for the communities they serve.

Find out more or view ebook here 

Click here to view our System Leadership Development Modules  

Leadership Learning Zone (LLZ)

A suite of free to access e-learning modules created to support your leadership journey and improve your skills and effectiveness.

The Leadership Learning Zone (LLZ) has been developed to provide individuals with a tool that will enable learning, enhance understanding and embed vital skills and knowledge and can be accessed free of charge by all NHS staff in the North West.

LLZ features a suite of 22 leadership learning modules on key topics including effective communication, time management, resilience, equality & diversity, unconscious bias and more. The e-learning mode of delivery contributes to the attainment of staff training and makes learning available that is flexible and contemporary, at the same time releasing staff time to care.

If you are interested in learning more about the Leadership Learning Zone please do contact

Click here to view more Bite-size learning resources.

Collaborative Masterclasses

Interactive zoom sessions, providing access to innovative thinking expert speakers with cross sector knowledge and insights.

Digital as Disruptor

This masterclass will enable us to learn more from some of the innovative solutions that have been developed and to explore how digital technologies have positively disrupted health and social care.

 November 2022, TBC Watch this space for booking link  

Click here for all our masterclasses and to view past recordings. 

Please click here to book your place>>

Compassionate Leadership

Compassionate Leadership Coaching Programme

What does Compassionate Leadership look like in practice?

This eight week programme is a unique opportunity for senior leaders to explore self-compassion through a group coaching relationship and webinars. Identifying your personal practice of self-compassion to your own leadership role and the challenges of this in the working environment.

Click here for more information

For further information around the impact and value of coaching please see our coaching hub page.  

Leadership Listens Series

Leadership Listens is a series of curated podcasts for leaders in health and care. This mini-series of podcasts, as part of the Leadership Listens series, is all about compassionate leadership and is a collection of conversations between Professor Michael West and leaders from across the health and care sector.

Please click here for full series>>

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 ICB 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

Your Health and Wellbeing Webinars

Throughout the webinar series we hope to help equip colleagues to understand, and start to deal with, the psychological impact of Covid-19.  We hope to listen and co-create with colleagues to tackle new issues and issues that are being exacerbated by current conditions and deliver practical advice and support.

Links to recordings here >>

Resilience Hubs

Our Resilience Hub offers free support to all public sector workers affected psychologically by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is quick and easy to access support; please see below links to the three regional hubs.

Lancashire and South Cumbria

Cheshire and Merseyside

Greater Manchester Resilience Hub

Careers Resources Portal

The Executive Suite online career development resource portal brings together written tutorials, videos and tools to help support career management; including:

  • Career management advice and planning
  • Navigating the appointment process, including CVs and applications
  • Preparation for interview processes

Visit the webpage here or by email:

Please email the North West Talent Team for more information and to gain access to more resources including : Aptitude tests, interview simulator (including online mock interviews), career assessments and diagnostics, readiness pulse surveys and case studies.

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.

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