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Primary Care

Never has there been a more important time for primary care to take a leading role in health and social care reform. With an increasing need to improve population health, working across traditional health and care boundaries, the complexities of a changing landscape with a population with increasingly complex needs and more!

The NHS is constantly evolving and over the coming years, some of the most wide-ranging changes will occur in primary care. Primary care includes the largest number of providers and accounts for the largest proportion of patient contacts with the NHS.  To meet the needs of a changing population, adopt important innovations and redesign for greater sustainability, primary care teams across England will need to evolve the way they work.  This is a leadership challenge of unprecedented scale and complexity which requires that primary care professionals are inspired, equipped and supported in leadership roles. This has been recognised in successive national policy documents including the General Practice Five Year Forward View and the National Improvement and Leadership Development Board's "Developing People – Improving Care”

To support our primary care colleagues the NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA) is making available access to a range of offers that are designed to provide a toolkit of insights, strategies and practical skills that will help primary care leaders step up to the challenges of modern day frontline healthcare provision and the resilience to step forward positively into future challenges.

Our current programmes open for booking

Development Modules

Co-produced with our cross-sector colleagues these workshops are designed to equip talented senior or aspiring leaders with the necessary skills to navigate the complex challenges and pressures faced within today’s changing health and care systems. The available modules are:


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NHS North West Leadership AcademyNHS North West Leadership Academy@nhsnwla
In Spring 2019 #NorthWest Talent Practitioners were invited to come together to build their own Communities of Practice, safe spaces to connect, explore & shape perspectives, with the aim of developing effective systems. This is the story so far https://t.co/CcRtubgCa6 #NHSTalent https://t.co/qEpZ2snEB1
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Calling all community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians! Together with @cppeengland we’re offering fully-funded #SeacoleProg places. Applications for the next nine cohorts of our #SeacoleProg will open on 27 August. Find out more: https://t.co/V9p604Ho54 https://t.co/zfLwpJMIRa
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We are aware of the many changes facing our most senior leaders and want to offer support; to allow them to explore the additional opportunities and challenges these changes bring. Access our Executive Coaching Support now. https://t.co/Y9mthCEFRY https://t.co/9zYq0bz4vJ
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