Health Education England

The Rosalind Franklin programme


The Rosalind Franklin programme is for clinical and non-clinical middle leaders, across health and care systems, aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services or systems of care. Image

It aims to help shape for clinical and non-clinical middle leaders’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to help them become outstanding, compassionate and inclusive leaders, working at all levels across the health and care system, to help improve services for people who access them. The Rosalind Franklin programme will support participants to be outstanding innovators, leaders, and team-members.  Evidence shows that outstanding leadership in health and care has four key aspects: compassion, inclusion, collaboration, and knowledge of improvement skills and how to apply them.  This programme will encourage participants to ask, and answer, fundamental questions that will support them to become an outstanding leader. The programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership.



The programme is nine months in length and incorporates a blended learning style with mandatory and comprehensive online learning, face to face workshops and small group work, including:

- 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 facilitated impact groups across the nine months (groups of eight people)

- ~120 hours of online study

- Submission of a 5,000 written assessment



Programme cost per person: £1,200 (VAT exempt) The cost is fully inclusive of four face-to-face workshops including lunch and refreshments, and access to our state of the art online Virtual Campus. Accommodation and travel aren’t included.



Applications for the programme are now open. To apply please click here

Application closing dates

Cohort 3 – Birmingham 8  April 2019
Cohort 4 – Leeds 31 May 2019
Cohort 5 – Taunton 14 June 2019
Cohort 6 – Gatwick 21 June 2019
Cohort 7 – Newbury 5 July 2019


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