Midlands Leadership Academy

Primary Care Offer

Living Well Workshop

Well-being is consciously understanding the impact the natural highs and lows of life have on our ability to be well and to be armed with the skills to navigate them positively. Our ability to be well impacts every aspect of our lives, enabling us to perform at our optimal in and outside of our workplaces. This 90-minute virtual workshop will break down the definition of well-being, arming each delegate with the essential information required to understand and then proactively and positively build well-being habits and systems.

Starting with the definition provides everyone with a workable and collective language that supports vital ongoing conversations, creating a culture of speaking up and speaking out. By doing so we provide confidence and cultural norms that talking about well-being and mental health is positive. With so much information in the public arena on well-being, we rely on using models which are underpinned in scientific research. As advocates and scholars of positive psychology, we work with Martin Seligmans PERMAH model of well-being.

Using the PERMAH model we will explore how well-being is a construct and not an outcome and by understanding the different pillars we can be proactive in developing new habits that supports our overall well-being as we navigate the natural highs and lows. We will also explore some practical ideas everyone can implement following the session.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be armed with the knowledge, tools and confidence to:

  • Discuss and define well-being
  • Utilise the 6 pillars of well-being to proactively manage and grow personal well-being
  • Define and establish positive well-being habits and systems
  • Build resilience through the implementation of well-being knowledge and habits

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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. You should participate in all five sessions. The details are below:

Series subjects and dates and times:

  • Session 1: Self-discovery through Everything DiSC Workplace – 30th June 2021 form 1-2.30pm
  • Session 2: Improving Workplace Culture – 8th September 2021 from 1pm – 2.30pm
  • Session 3: What is Leadership in Primary Care – 6th October 2021 from 1pm – 2.30pm
  • Session 4: Dealing with Conflict – 3rd November from 1pm – 2.30pm
  • Session 5: Managing Change Positively – 1st December 2021 from 1pm to 2.30pm

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.

Date and time: Tuesday 4th May 2021: 17.00-19.00

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.

Date and time: Wednesday 2nd June 2021: 17:00-19:00

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?

Date and time: Thursday 1st July 2021: 17:00-19:00

Senior Leadership Development Programmes

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 leadership development. For this to be effective, individuals need to be upskilled in the delivery of mentor-led interventions. There are five modules being delivered by David Clutterbuck; the dates, times and topics are as follows:

Session One
Wednesday 24th February from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Topic: Being a champion for diversity

Session Two
Monday 1st March from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Topic: The leader as developer of talent

Session Three
Monday 8th March from 12pm to 2pm
Topic: Creating high performance teams

Session Four
Thursday 18th March from 1pm to 3pm
Topic: Courageous leadership

Session Five
Wednesday 24th March from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Topic: The team leader’s toolkit

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 Leadership Development Programme

The Long -Term Plan and People Plan within the NHS has called for the integration of Primary Care and the evolution of Primary Care Networks, bringing practices of several disciplines together to provide proactive, personalised and coordinated healthcare solutions to the communities they serve. Add into this the current challenges of operating within a COVID environment, the need to develop the leadership capabilities of those within the PCN is crucial.

Aims:

The aims of the programme are to develop leadership capacity and capability across primary care to support the development of primary care networks, the coproduction of health and well-being with people and communities and the service transformation described in the NHS Long-Term Plan. The programme is designed to provide delegates with insight and vision into ‘what is possible’ and how to release underlying potential within themselves and their network, to improve and enhance on ‘what already happens’ within their PCN’s.

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  

Please join us for online learning sessions on population health management and managing health inequalities, facilitated by NAPC and hosted by the Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team in the Midlands.  

The facilitators for these sessions are Dr Nav Chana, Annabel Beasley and Andy Mullins, who will be providing a practical insight into population health management and managing health inequalities.  By the end of this webinar, participants should understand the essentials of Population Health Managementan increasingly important concept behind new care model development, in particular:  

  • Be reminded of the social determinants of health and wellbeing  
  • Have a base level understanding of what is involved in taking a population health approach  
  • Understand how population health management is key to tackling health inequalities  

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.  

The Virtual Power of Three – Triumvirate Programme, Cohort One (November – April) 

The Virtual Power of Three – Triumvirate Programme, Cohort Two (January – May) 

The Virtual Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team Programme  

Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is powerful and so rare – Patrick Encioni. 

The five behaviours of a cohesive team programme is an assessment-based, 3 half days virtual learning experience facilitated, via Zoom by by Lisa Soultana, Primary Care Associate, NHSEI Midlands Leadership & Lifelong Learning Team. The programme helps individuals, teams and primary care organisations reveal what it takes to build a cohesive team. Supported by the Everything DiSC® profile, the programme helps participants understand their own DiSC® styles. 

General Practice – Working at Scale Remote Learning Programme

“If you’re a Practice Manager in Primary Care, then this ‘Working at Scale’ skills development programme is likely to be of interest to you or a colleague”.

The Midlands and Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team are delighted to announce our first cohort of this programme; updated to  reflect the rapid  changes COVID has bought about to the way we work and designed to equip experienced Practice Managers with the tools, skills, strategies and networks to lead, manage and influence change, and consider how Primary Care Networks (PCN’s), People plan and the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) will start to shape the way healthcare is delivered locally, regionally and nationally.

Leadership Development for New GP’s

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.  

In a climate where demand is outstripping supply and staff in General Practice face very heavy workloads, it is vital that everyone is working at their full potential and delivering what is required for the practice and the wider system. This short and impactful programme creates an environment where new GPs to practice can come and share their experiences of where there are challenges and opportunities and be supported to learn new skills for easing them into managing themselves and others even better.  This is particularly important where new GPs have no direct lines of management, they have a need for their voices to be heard in practice and in the wider system.

Day 1: Thursday 25th February 2021

Day 2: Thursday 25th March 2021

Building a Coaching Culture – Primary Care Cohort

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.

The NHS needs colleagues who can have a different kind of conversation using an appropriate coaching style. Changing style takes practice, this programme will enable you to develop practical coaching skills you can apply straight away at work and in your personal life, equipping you with the coaching skills to be an effective, inclusive and compassionate leader. Key benefits of this course include building confidence to lead inclusively through meaningful conversations with diverse groups and enabling you to build a coaching culture to support the development of high-performing teams.

The coaching programme will help Clinical Directors, Practice Manager, Clinicians, primary care leaders and New to Practice GP gain and use the knowledge, skills and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their self-identified health and wellbeing goals.

Primary Care Expression of Interest