Future NHS leaders draw inspiration from Jersey

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A ground breaking leadership development programme in England’s National Health Service (NHS) is highlighting work taking place within Jersey’s Health and Social Services Department as an example of how organisations can work together effectively to improve services.

The design team for the Nye Bevan Programme have visited Jersey to find out more about the case for change in the Island’s provision of healthcare. After learning about the consultation work leading to the White Paper ‘Caring for Each Other, Caring for Ourselves’, and the healthcare modernisation work that is now underway on the Island, Jersey was chosen as a case study for NHS managers.

Named in honour of the former Minister of Health who spearheaded the establishment of the NHS in 1948, the programme seeks to inspire and equip participants “to lead like Nye Bevan, with a bold vision and wide-ranging influence.”

“We were delighted to be approached about featuring in a programme which the NHS uses to identify and nurture the senior management who will lead the organisation in the future,” said Deputy Anne Pryke, Minister for Health and Social Services. “Some people might expect Jersey to seek guidance and inspiration from the UK, but in fact it is the other way round in this case.”

Deputy Managing Director at the NHS Leadership Academy, Karen Lynas, said: “Sharing good practice in health and social care systems across the world helps to broaden our participants’ thinking and is a major feature of the Bevan programme. The Jersey case for change sits alongside examples from across the globe and is helping to inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders.”

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