New National Improvement and Development Leadership Framework launched

development-frameworkThe National Improvement and Development Leadership Board has launched the Developing People – Improving Care Framework. The framework, co-developed by 13 organisations across  health and care,  including NHSCC, is designed to help team leaders at every level of the NHS to develop improvement and leadership capabilities among their employees and themselves. Through this it aims to support staff to deliver continuous improvement across the system and gain pride and joy from their work, which will also help to protect and improve services for patients in the short term and for the next 20 years.

The framework focuses on helping NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities:

  • systems leadership for staff who are working with partners in other local services on ‘joining up’ local health and care systems for their communities
  • established quality improvement methods that draw on staff and service users’ knowledge and experience to improve service quality and efficiency
  • 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

jbs-nhscc-2016-headshots-40Our chief executive Julie Wood who sits on the National Improvement and Development Leadership Board said “It’s really important that we have a framework that helps us to develop the right skills, the right cultures and right sets of behaviour that leaders will need for the future if we are to deliver on the increasing challenges that we’ve got in the health service today.”

The framework has been co-developed by the Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, Health Education England, Local Government Association, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Confederation, NHS England, NHS Improvement, NHS Leadership Academy, NHS Providers, NICE, Public Health England and Skills for Care.

You can read Developing People – Improving Care and watch the video of our chief executive Julie Wood and other leaders across the health and care system talking about the framework.

1 December 2016