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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
We’re excited to announce Dr @markspen9999 will be joining us at the #NHSFoL, and leading a workshop on the power of collaboration and transformation on the front line. More information about the selection of workshops for festival go-ers coming soon! https://t.co/xEI4g01Kyh https://t.co/1LS0FpB3wS
Posted 18 hours ago
NHS North West Leadership AcademyNHS North West Leadership Academy@nhsnwla
Coming up: Healthcare Leadership Model CPD session for HLM facilitators on emotional intelligence, taking place in Bolton on 26/03. Find out more and book your place https://t.co/TG2GT8tuOh #HML360
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Deborah DavisDeborah Davis@darnot61
@nhsnwla @nhsleadership @nhsemla Here at the Institute for Collaborative Working at the National Motorcycle Museum with Rachel from East Mids Academy to present on our NHS approach to system leadership and collaboration https://t.co/7dCN9e7rsM
Posted 2 days ago