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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 โ€“ Improving Careโ€

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 todayโ€™s changing health and care systems. The available modules are:


Link to Primary Care Offers Overview 2019-2020


Link to Primary Care Leadership Development Brochure 2019


Adam BrittonAdam Britton@adam_britton
Felt awesome to receive the #NHS #Leadership #MarySeacole course certificate today in Manchester ๐Ÿ˜Š Six months of study, 150+ hours online learning, three excellent study days, a leadership assignment and a whole load of amazing learning later... a #proudmoment ๐Ÿ’™ @nhsnwla https://t.co/1hD8LvSX3e
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@GMMH_NHS @NHSLeadership Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ and good luck with the next steps in your leadership journey!
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