Key information

Applications for Intake 8 of the Ready Now Programme will open in mid-December 2019. We will confirm the exact date closer to the time. If you are interested in applying for the programme, please register your interest here. From this, you will receive an email from us once applications open.

The Ready Now Application Process will take place in the following stages:

Stage 1: Online application through NHSx (December 2019 – January 2020)

Stage 2: Those eligible for the programme will be invited by us to complete a Video Interview (January – February 2020)

You will receive your Programme Outcome no later than 06 April 2020.

The Ready Now programme consists of 12 residential dates spread across five modules.

Ready Now Cohort 8.1
Module 1 18 – 20 May 2020
Module 2 14 – 15 September 2020
Module 3 23 – 24 November 2020
Module 4 01 – 02 February 2021
Module 5 17 – 19 May 2021
Ready Now Cohort 8.2
Module 1 26 – 28 May 2020
Module 2 16 – 17 September 2020
Module 3 07 – 08 December 2020
Module 4 08 – 09 February 2021
Module 5 24 – 26 May 2021
Ready Now Cohort 8.3
Module 1 10 – 12 August 2020
Module 2 08 – 09 October 2020
Module 3 11 – 12 January 2021
Module 4 07 – 08 April 2021
Module 5 01 – 03 June 2021
Ready Now Cohort 8.4
Module 1 07 – 09 September 2020
Module 2 16 – 17 November 2020
Module 3 25 – 26 January 2021
Module 4 12 – 13 April 2021
Module 5 07 – 09 June 2021
Ready Now Cohort 8.5
Module 1 30 September – 02 October 2020
Module 2 25 – 26 November 2020
Module 3 27 – 28 January 2021
Module 4 20 – 21 May 2021
Module 5 16 – 18 June 2021
How much does it cost to take part in the programme? The Ready Now programme is fully funded by the NHS Leadership Academy. However, this does not mean it’s free. Participants must commit themselves to the full journey of the programme and will be asked to sign a document expressing their intention to do so, prior to taking up their place. If participants withdraw from the programme before fully completing it, and without extenuating circumstances agreed with the NHS Leadership Academy, their organisation will be liable to bear the full cost of the programme £2,800.