North-East Leading Improvement for Health and Wellbeing Programme 2011/2012 (Cohort 3)
We were delighted to have launched the third cohort of the NE LIHWBP, a leading-edge multiagency leadership development programme which aimed to support the delivery of real improvement across the North East through a period of transition. Designed for senior leaders of complex change in and across public services, the programme was aimed at bringing about major improvements of health and well-being.
Transformational change across the public sector in the North East is no longer an option. New models of collaborative leadership, designed to promote and sustain joined up working to tackle complex health challenges are urgently needed. The government's proposals for changes in the organisation and delivery of public health and the shift of responsibility toward Local Government have major implications across the North East for the NHS, Local Government, the social sector and other partners. Without new models of working, the important recommendations of the NHS and public health white papers, the Marmot Review on Health Inequalities, and the expectations of the Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme will not be met.
The North East Leading Improvement for Health and Well-being Programme 2011/12 aimed to respond to the challenging transitional agenda by developing leaders with the necessary knowledge, skills and resilience to improve health and well-being in a partnership environment, raising the quality of services and reducing health inequalities whilst ensuring a joined up focus on value for money both locally and nationally.
The programme was designed to support the public health workforce through the transitions, exploring and implementing emerging policy thereby enabling Local Government, the NHS, the Social Sector and other partner organisations across the North East to come together to share and learn key issues for leaders of quality improvement in complex partnership environments. Preparation for the new roles and organisational structures set out in the NHS White Paper was an integral to this programme.
This programme for a cohort of up to 30 senior leaders was designed and delivered by Durham University, using an evidence-based framework for improvement leadership development. Other partners include the Local Government Association's Improvement and Development (LGID). In addition there was master-class events aimed at the wider community of practice of those leading improvement for health and well-being across the North East who have participated on previous cohorts of this leadership programme.
The NE LIHWBP 2011/12 had been designed to complement current leadership and development initiatives across the North East, including the North East Transformation System initiative and the LG ID's portfolio of local government leadership programmes, as a further transformational leadership learning experience aimed particularly at strengthening partnership working.
The programme (see programme schedule of events) began with the first learning event on the 19th September 2011 and ran until July 2012.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Catherine Hannaway, Programme Director on 07810 836306 or by email. Alternatively contact Michelle Cook, Programme Coordinator on 0191 3340360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for programme participants (including supporting papers and event presentations etc)