Are you looking to achieve your ambition to progress to a more senior role? Ready to join over a thousand other graduates who are fulfilling their leadership potential and using their learning to improve patient care? The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme is an award-winning leadership development programme which will help you develop your leadership capability, improve your confidence and increase your resilience.
Here’s why it could be the programme for you:
Broaden your skills and experience
If you’re ready to stretch yourself, this is the ideal programme for you. It’s been designed to meet the challenges we face in healthcare today and to enable change and improvement. It will bring you a sense of confidence through high-level people management skills and the ability to put your new skills into action where you work.
Start making a difference to patients immediately
The strong vocational focus of the programme and the fact that it uses work-based evidence means you can start to impact on services from an early stage rather than having to wait until after you graduate, bringing positive and productive change quickly. The focus is firmly on patient experiences and outcomes, so whether you work on the frontline or you indirectly focus on patient care, the patients your organisation cares for will benefit.
Progress your NHS career
Now’s the time to get noticed. The need for leaders with the competence, skill, expertise and experience to achieve the ambitions of the NHS is more pressing than ever, but if you’re in a mid-level leadership position, the transition into a senior role can be a challenge. You’re more likely to achieve a promotion if you’re recognised as a programme participant. Almost 50% of recent graduates reported being promoted during the programme, with over 90% attributing this to their learning.
Lead your colleagues to fulfil their potential
Your learning will focus on yourself, your team and your organisation, so you’ll be able to use it to inspire leadership qualities in others, developing teams and services and bringing about change.
Increase your resilience and motivation
Many of our participants credit the programme with re-energising and refocusing them on why they work in the NHS. It reflects and explores the level of working required at a senior level, supporting you to build the necessary personal resilience, confidence and capability you’ll need to draw on during challenging times. Funded for the NHS and by the NHS, it’s designed by patients, staff, and academics and is strongly evidence-based and rooted in current day reality. It’s also very different from other Masters programmes as it mixes vocational and academic elements.
Build relationships with the wider system
The programme is invaluable for preparing emerging leaders for future roles in the new collaborative system environment. Participants become more likely to collaborate with partner agencies, meaning smoother delivery of care across the system (so less waste and more efficient use of resource). Participants build personal contacts with influential leaders and join a wider network from which to derive new ideas.
Applications for the next intake of the programme are currently open.