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Talent

Our vision

Our vision is to take a whole system approach to talent across the North West which enables the development of an inclusive and collaborative leadership community, all working together to secure better health and care outcomes.   

We aim to support and develop the talent community in the North West, building capacity and capability throughout the system.

Working strategically

As we develop our strategy, we are working across numerous local, national and regional groups to ensure our work is aligned and we are positioned to influence and impact. We make connections into the wider talent community to support our members and develop interventions that are effective, impactful and create opportunity. See more about our talent exploration here.

Why talent? 

Ensuring we have effective leadership across the system is a key challenge for the NHS and within the past three years a number of reviews and reports, notably Smith, Rose and Carter, have all made observations and recommendations about how and where the NHS could make improvements to its leadership development - and highlighted the need for a coherent and effective talent management and succession planning approach.

In response, Developing People, Improving Care (2016) placed a commitment to systematic and inclusive talent management at the centre of its strategic framework. Speaking of the need to ensure that ‘the pool of people equipped to lead continuously improving teams’ is ‘big enough and diverse enough to fill critical leadership roles’, it makes supporting ‘organisations and systems to deliver effective talent management’ a key priority.

You can find further information below about our talent activity, together with links to key resources and wider development opportunities.

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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NHSLeadershipAcademyNHSLeadershipAcademy@NHSLeadership
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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NHS North West Leadership AcademyNHS North West Leadership Academy@nhsnwla
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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