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Leadership development

Better leadership means better patient care

Effective leadership has been identified as a key ingredient in modernising today's health service. Better leadership means better patient care and improved working practices.

"Spotting and developing confident leaders is a priority for us all if improving quality is our shared purpose." David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive.

The Department of Health published guidance for planning leadership and talent development within the NHS in 2008/09. Inspiring Leaders: leadership for quality (PDF 1.7Mb) outlines the priorities and responsibilities for SHAs in developing effective leaders.


Where can you go to develop your leadership skills?

Further information

In addition to the resources provided above, the following organizations can provide further information about leadership development for the NHS: