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Public Policy and Health

National Leading Improvement for Health and Wellbeing Programme 2011/12

Are you equipped with the confidence, knowledge, skills and support to lead effectively in the new Public Health and Wellbeing System?

The National Leading Improvement for Health and Well-being 2011/12 was a unique leadership development programme that brought together senior staff from a range of organisations to learn how to develop the way they lead, implement and deliver improvement of health and well-being in their local communities.

Durham University, supported by Local Government Improvement and Development designed and delivered this programme as part of a portfolio of leadership for improvement programmes. Speakers on the programme include a wide range of national and international experts in the fields of health and well-being improvement, leadership, and improvement science, with personal development support provided by The Beech Consultancy.

Transformational change across the public sector is no longer an option. With significant changes underway in public health policy and practice affecting local government, the NHS, third sector and business, future leaders in health and well-being need new skills and understanding in order to survive and prosper. Major government policy changes affecting public services herald a new direction in which local communities take more control of their destiny. Together with initiatives like the ‘Big Society’, the public realm is being reshaped in potentially radical ways. New ways of encouraging people to take responsibility for their health are being devised. These will have a profound impact on the public’s health and wellbeing. All this is happening when public services are being required to learn new ways of working in tough financial times.

The National Leading Improvement for Health and Well-being Programme aimed to respond to this challenging agenda by developing leaders with the necessary knowledge and skills to improve health and well-being in a partnership environment, raising the quality of services and reducing health inequalities, whilst ensuring a focus on value for money both locally and nationally.

We know that making a real difference to peoples’ health and quality of life and reducing inequalities requires strong leadership from professionals in many different agencies working towards some common goals. We wanted to bring those senior people together and to help them develop the personal, leadership and quality improvement skills that they will need. We strongly believe that there is value in learning together. We think this programme has made a significant contribution to developing mutually supportive relationships across organisational boundaries.

Important Programme information:

Programme Flyer

Programme Letter of Invitation

Schedule of programme dates

Participant Contract

Application and Nomination Guidance

Evidence-based framework for improvement leadership development.

Click here for the On-line Application Form. The application closing date has been extended and places are still available. Please telephone for further information.

Further enquiries please contact:
Michelle Cook
Programme Coordinator
School of Medicine and Health
Durham University

or Dr Catherine Hannaway
National Leading Improvement for Health & Well-being Programme Director
Durham University
tel 07810 836306

Information for Programme Participants (including supporting papers and event presentations etc)