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.
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.
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 Talent Practitioners Community of Practice sessions
We are supporting three Talent Management Community of Practice sessions during Spring 2019. We h...
Leadership Development Fund
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Developing leaders across the North West Together we are an influential partnership formed from...
Toolkits & Documents
News & Blogs
Talent Review Board & Succession Planning Masterclass
The Background Developing People – Improving Care (2016) created an expectation that all NHS...
Festival of Leadership 2019: Event blog
Welcome to the event blog for NHS North West Leadership Academy's (NHS NWLA), Festival of Leade...
We're recruiting - Senior Business Manager
We have an exciting opportunity to join the NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA). The pos...