Leadership Academy

HOPE European exchange programme


Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, recruitment to the HOPE European exchange programme has been postponed. We will publish new recruitment dates when we have further information.

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The HOPE European Exchange programme is 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 2020 programme will run from 11th May – 7th June 2020. Applications for participants and for hosting organisations for the 2020 programme closed on the 31st October 2019.

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