The NHS Leadership Academy, as part of Health Education England, is working in collaboration with the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE), to offer the Mary Seacole leadership development programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy.
Fully-funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), the programme will develop participants’ leadership and management skills to enable them to drive quality services in community pharmacy and really make a difference to the health of the patients they see.
Gill Rooke, senior operations manager at the NHS Leadership Academy, said: “We are excited to be offering the Mary Seacole programme to community pharmacy and we firmly believe the learning will equip individuals with the skills and behaviours to be excellent leaders now and in the future. The impact of delivering the programme to this part of the workforce will enable community pharmacists to successfully lead the changes and improvements that are needed to shape the service for years to come.”
Applications are now open for the first four cohorts which are taking place in Manchester, Nottingham, London and the South East. Dates for a further 11 programme cohorts across England will be released over the next few months offering 600 places in total.
Potential applicants are able to find out more, download an applicant guide and apply on the CPPE through the button below.