Health Education England

HOPE European Exchange Programme



The NHS Leadership Academy are pleased to be sponsoring the HOPE European Exchange Programme again in 2018. It’s a unique and exciting opportunity to understand the challenges of a healthcare system outside the UK. The benefits are personal, as well as professional, as it leads to seeing your own role and the NHS in a whole new light.

Firstly, HOPE stands for Hospitals of EurOPE. The exchange programme offers those with healthcare managerial responsibilities a unique opportunity to exchange time in your healthcare system with another EU member state for four weeks, followed by an international meeting for all participants.

The 2019 programme will run from  6th May to 4th June 2019

This year, we are looking to increase the number of UK applicants and encourage more organisations – across the NHS spectrum – to host participants from other EU countries to open up the experience for more people.

Who is the HOPE exchange programme for?

Individual participants

For individual participants, HOPE is open to healthcare managers or clinicians with at least three years’ experience in a healthcare management role. If you are considering it for yourself or recommending it to a colleague, participants must be available for the full period – for the exchange itself, the international meeting and all arranged programmes.

For more information visit the NHS Leadership Academy website.

Interested parties in the UK should contact to submit your expression of interest, application, or with any questions.