Midlands Leadership Academy

Primary Care Offer

Embrace Leadership Learning Lounge

The Embrace Leadership Learning Lounge is a new virtual space, via Teams, where primary care colleagues relax in the lounge to learn and develop. A series of five 90-minute leadership learning and development sessions will be delivered by a trainer in the Leadership Learning Lounge.

Leadership & Change – Resilient System & Collective Leadership Workshop

This is a specialist 2-hour workshop that is aimed at any member of the multi-disciplinary team working in a Primary Care practice or PCN setting. The workshops are short sessions designed to support those in primary care to understand how to be more effective change agents, communicators and leaders. Evidence-based and well tested practical tools, techniques and resources will be shared to support day to day practice. The workshop will look to:

  • To explore a variety of key / system leadership models that can be applied to Primary Care settings.
  • To consider the differences between leadership and management.
  • To understand the impact of different leadership styles.
  • To visit the importance of resilient leadership.

Leadership & Change – Managing Change and Understanding Culture Workshop

This is a specialist 2-hour workshop that is aimed at any member of the multi-disciplinary team working in a Primary Care practice or PCN setting. The workshops are short sessions designed to support those in primary care to understand how to be more effective change agents, communicators and leaders. Evidence-based and well tested practical tools, techniques and resources will be shared to support day to day practice.

  • Managing Change and understanding Culture.
  • To explore change theory and relate this to changes being progressed in primary care practices/ PCNs.
  • To understand culture and how this impacts and affects local change at practice level and strategic change within developing PCNs.
  • To understand the principles of setting up, monitoring/ measuring and sustaining a change initiative.
  • To visit the importance of considering change from different perspectives.

Leadership & Change – Positive Questioning / Holding People to Account – Managing Conflict Workshop

This is a specialist 2-hour workshop that is aimed at any member of the multi-disciplinary team working in a Primary Care practice or PCN setting. The workshops are short sessions designed to support those in primary care to understand how to be more effective change agents, communicators and leaders. Evidence-based and well tested practical tools, techniques and resources will be shared to support day to day practice.  

  • To have opportunity to consider the impact of positive questioning techniques to help when giving feedback or holding others to account.
  • To explore why conflict may arise & consider ways to manage or diffuse it.
  • To consider the importance of workforce development & talent management.
  • Is there a cost to participates in the Programme?

Leadership Mentoring Skills Development Programme

The programme is being delivered in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ambitions of the Long-Term Plan and NHS People Plan. Throughout the pandemic, leaders have had to operate beyond their comfort zone. Leaders at all levels have risen to the challenge in what has been an unprecedented year for the NHS. We need to recognise this talent; unleash their potential and we can do this through the power of mentoring. For this to be effective, individuals need to be upskilled in the delivery of mentor-led interventions. For example: developing their leadership capabilities as mentors who are compassionate, inclusive and distributive; to support innovation, new ways of working and sustainability; and support them in developing behaviours that enable them to deal with issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the current context.

Aims

The aim of this webinar series is to provide high quality mentoring skills development to senior leaders so that they are able to offer mentoring support to a wide range of individuals at different levels of seniority and in different disciplines within the Midlands area and to provide our talented leaders with tools and theories which will allow staff to work collaboratively, compassionately and in an inclusively diverse manner through engaging in curious mentoring conversations. Developing mentors supports the NHS Long-Term Plan, the People Plan and the development of diversity and opportunity for all.

The programme is designed to provide individuals with insight and vision into ‘what is needed’ and the specific tools needed to release the underlying potential within their mentees, in their organisation.

Primary Care Networks Clinical Director Coaching Programme 

This programme is being delivered in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ambitions of the recently published NHS People Plan.With a growing population and people living longer, often with long-term conditions, and health inequalities, the demand on local health services is ever-increasing. To meet this increased demand, Primary Care Networks [PCNs] are to become the building blocks to every Integrated Care System [ICS], allowing community, mental health, social care, hospital and voluntary services to work together to enable greater personalised, compassionate, inclusive, coordinated and integrated health and social care. This system will require a different way of working, different relationships and new roles for general practice and primary care.    

NHSE/I Lifelong Learning is providing a fully funded programme of 3 x 90-minute professional leadership coaching sessions, to support Clinical Directors [CDs] of PCNs in local Midlands systems. The coaching is provided by Beyond Coaching and their Leadership Coaches.  You will need to commit to three virtual, 90-minute, one-to-one coaching sessions.

Tackling H​ealth Inequalities Through a Practical Approach to Population Health Management  

Two webinars designed to provide a practical approach to Population Health Management and a unique insight into the behaviour science of leading and managing change to address inequalities.

Session 1.  Tackling health inequalities through a practical approach to Population Health Management

The first session will be facilitated by the National Association of Primary Care who have been one of the leading players in developing and promoting Population Health Management as the most effective way to address health inequalities.

This session starts with a very accessible take on ideas behind the theory of Population Health Management.  It cuts through the complexity of the different definitions, theory and guidance.  From there, it brings the concept alive with practical examples and case studies from around the country, before moving on to help you think about how to get start in your own community.

The team from NAPC include primary and secondary care doctors, public health professionals, change facilitators and data analysts who share their own perspectives and lessons learned from their own experiences.

Session 2.  Equally healthy – leading with compassion to reduce health inequalities in your community

Having whet your appetite for Population Health Management, this webinar builds on the first session to delve into the question of how we can affect real and lasting change in our communities.

We will be taking a different route into the perennial challenges of health inequalities and population health by exploring lived experiences from your population in advance of the session to reflect on the realities of ‘health inequalities’ in human terms and how you could usefully help, sharing thoughts with other participants.  Where possible, we’d love it if you would bring a real change you’d like to see in your community – then you can leave the session with an actionable action plan.  Don’t worry if you have yet to settle on one, you can still enjoy learning how to have better conversations with communities using psychology.

On the workshop, we share behavioural insights tools from social psychology and use a systemic lens to consider the impact of exclusion, from digital skills to those excluded from equal health due to their socio-economic or ethnic background, culture or education; resulting in communities who live shorter lives, with more pain and higher incidence of chronic conditions.

We will explore how to have different conversations with your community, and how you might use psychology to influence a mindset shift around health inequalities.

You will learn about the neuroscience of compassion – when and how it can shut down; and how to ensure that compassion and inclusion are woven into your leadership and any decisions about citizens when designing primary care pathways.

Figuring out how to create inclusive, equally healthy communities might not be a comfortable process, but if you are joining this session, we suspect you know the uncomfortable truth already. Health inequalities are unfair – and it is time to act; time to really collaborate across the system – and to have conversations with our citizens about their part to play in leading healthier lives.

This session will be facilitated by Carter Corson, a firm of specialist business psychologists, who have been working with health systems for over 20 years to better understand how people and organisations behav

  • A solid understanding of Population Health Management and how important it is as a concept to address inequalities.
  • An insight into the some of the behaviour science techniques that can help to make change project more successful
  • Fresh idea and renewed confidence to tackle inequalities in their own communities in collaboration with others

The Virtual Power of Three – Triumvirate Programme 

A virtual 4-day programme designed to support a power of three (team of three people) to become effective change agents and leaders. Evidence-based and practical tools and techniques will provide insight about you as a leader and how you work in a team, building improved relationships, culture, and organisational effectiveness. The ultimate return on investment is not only developing individual leadership and change agent skills and competencies but also supporting a change project that could help transform one area of your primary care environment.  

Primary Care Expression of Interest