NHS Leadership Academy (NHSLA) Mary Seacole leadership programme for community pharmacy.

NHS Leadership Academy (NHSLA) Mary Seacole leadership programme for community pharmacy.

November 29, 2018

This is a reminder that community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have a wonderful opportunity to join an NHS Leadership Academy (NHSLA) Mary Seacole leadership programme for community pharmacy.

You may or may not have already completed HLP leadership training, either way, this NHS-led flagship programme is perfect to take your leadership skills to the next level, taking a broader perspective in addressing the key skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to provide quality services and make a difference to the healthcare of patients. It is also perfect for first time leaders. Pharmacy is changing and one of the key themes throughout the programme – ‘something has changed, so what does that mean?’ – will help you think about how you will navigate change successfully.

Working through the programme and engaging in the different activities will also help you gain insight into your own behaviours at a personal level. You will consider how you can apply leadership and management skills to positively influence others and really get the best from everyone in the workplace.

If you’re completely confident in your own knowledge, skills and behaviour as a team leader – that’s great! But if you are curious about how you can build on your own experience, the Mary Seacole programme is a really exceptional opportunity.

The fee for this programme would normally be over £1700 per person, but your places are being fully funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF); an opportunity not to be missed!

Who is the programme for?
The programme is open to community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy for at least 40% of their working week.

The programme runs for six months consisting of an online platform and three study days with the NHS leadership academy and a CPPE facilitator.

The study days for the next South West cohort will be held in Wimborne (Dorset) on the following dates:

Cohort 26 – Wimborne (Dorset)
Closing date for applications: 13 December 2018
Cohort start date and online access to the NHSLA virtual campus: 10 January 2019
Workshop 1: 7 February 2019
Workshop 2: 4 April 2019
Workshop 3: 4 June 2019

The closing date of 13 December 2018 is rapidly approaching, so apply now!

Please see the attached flyer, six reasons to apply, FAQs and applicant guide for further information. A short video about the programme, details of other locations and dates and information about how to apply can be found on the CPPE leadership for community pharmacy webpage

If you have any questions please contact: anne.cole@cppe.ac.uk

More Latest News >

Devon LPC Pharmacy Awards

Help us celebrate and recognise Community Pharmacy achievements and value across Devon for the previous year. The awards ceremony will...

New prevention e-learning tools

Public Health England has launched a series of ‘’All Our Health’ e-learning tools, in collaboration with Health Education England, to...

Future of Pharmacy Animation

PSNC has developed an animation explaining how community pharmacy will fit into the NHS of the future.  The animation not...


Devon Doctors have provided an email address which contractors can use to send notifications when a NUMSAS patient needs to...

Maximising Dispensing Income

Pharmacy businesses are facing many challenges; decreasing margins, increasing costs, increasing complexity and so many problems with stock. Pharmacy teams...