We are strong advocates of partnership and collaboration here at the NHS South West Leadership Academy and have extremely close working relationships with both Health Education England and the NHS Leadership Academy.
As you will have heard, there were some changes for both of these organisations nationally, with the NHS Leadership Academy being integrated within Health Education England in April of 2016.
Whilst we again find ourselves in a period of transition, we remain excited by the possibilities open to us as an organisation, to grow and really focus on our strengths and how we will continue to deliver on the mandate that you, our stakeholders, set out for us.
We continue to work with both our Academic Health Science Network partners ensuring we are making the best of the resources we have and are particularly excited about working on the improvement science programme and the leadership components.
We meet the needs and challenges of our stakeholders in each of these areas, in an effective and timely manner. Being governed independently, we are able to take a flexible and innovative approach to the delivery of leadership development, where others cannot.
Our biggest passion is creating capacity and capability in the region so that our stakeholders can be self-sufficient and we are able to do this by having an acute sense of the political contextual environment locally, regionally and internationally.
The issues of inclusion and diversity are a golden thread through a number of our key work streams and we will continue to support this as a key focus.
We also pride ourselves at being experts in understanding our stakeholders and their organisations and this means we can work with them differently. We believe through the expertise, creativity and commitment we have in the team, region and our partnership nationally and internationally, we are able to create innovative solutions for the development needs of our leadership community.
We look forward to working with you in order to shape the leadership landscape.