NHS Improvement recently published the paper Developing People - Improving Care Strategic Framework: A national framework for action on improvement and leadership development in NHS-funded services.
This strategy focuses on developing improvement skills and leadership capabilities in the NHS, and covers areas such as:
- Systems leadership for staff who are working with partners in other local services
- Quality improvement methods that draw on staff and service users’ knowledge and experience
- Inclusive and compassionate leadership, so that all staff are listened to, understood and supported, and that leaders at every level of the health system truly reflect the talents and diversity of people working in the system and the communities they serve
- Talent management to support NHS-funded services to fill senior current vacancies and future leadership pipelines with the right numbers of diverse, appropriately developed people
The strategy will help the NHS to develop capability and capacity to deliver the Five Year Forward Plan and Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).