Health Education England

The Rosalind Franklin programme

For mid-level leaders

Our new programme aims to help shape mid-level leaders’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to help them become outstanding leaders, and for the NHS, to develop inclusive and compassionate leaders working at all levels across the NHS to help improve patient care, people’s health and their experiences of the NHS.

Who is it for?

Mid-level clinical or non-clinical leaders aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services or systems of care.

What is the time commitment?

The total programme length is nine months with participants required to commit to at least twelve hours per week learning and seven out of office days.

How much does it cost?

For those working in the NHS (or providing NHS funded services), the programme is available at a subsidised rate of £1,200.

What is the programme structure and content?

Across the nine months, learning will take place via six online modules, three days of back to back workshops at the start of the programme, a one day workshop at the end of the programme, four Action Learning Sets and two face-to-face days for locally focused interventions.

The programme is currently in the design stage, but four elements of curriculum will be included across the six modules: Self and self as a leader, Organisations and systems, Change and improvement for safety in healthcare and Management skills.

When do applications open and how do I apply?

The programme will start at the end of March 2019, with applications opening in autumn 2018. More information will be released over the coming weeks. To be kept informed, please register your interest at: