How will you benefit from this programme?
As a clinician or manager you will:
- learn new ways of working with patient leaders
- develop the skillset, communication practices and confidence to work collaboratively with patient leaders and community stakeholders
- explore the challenge of shifting roles from manager/clinician to collaborative partner.
As a patient leader you will:
- learn how to influence and build constructive relationships with health care professionals
- access a practical development opportunity to build your personal leadership and communication skills
- join a reflective peer community and work with other patient leaders and health care professionals to explore your distinctive leadership role and contribution.
Together you will:
- learn in a practical and supportive environment to make progress on a real-time challenge for your organisation
- build a productive, collaborative relationship with a partner from your system
- join a network of collaborative pairs from across the country and contribute to national thinking about what the NHS five year forward view aspirations for a new relationship with patients and communities might look like.
Your local health system will benefit from:
- the opportunity to build sustainable relationships between patient leaders and health care professionals
- developing a collaborative team with a shared experience of learning about what needs to be different
- establishing a collaborative leadership community that reflects your local community
- support to create new models of care that are co-designed with patients and communities.
What will you do on this programme?
You are invited to join the programme as a pair to work on a particular challenge that your organisation, community or system is facing. You will have space for support and challenge at a number of different levels including access to a peer network to stimulate your thinking and provide feedback. You will have space to develop practical solutions for your shared challenge as well as reflecting on how you are working collaboratively to achieve this. Development input and external speakers will stretch your thinking about what a new relationship between health care professionals, patients and communities could look like and there will be an opportunity to capture learning from your experience and feed this into national thinking.