Culture and Leadership Collaborative

We have joined with NHS Improvement to run an 18-month collaborative programme to help NHS trust teams to develop their organisational strategies for compassionate and inclusive culture and leadership.

This programme builds on the NHS Improvement Culture Programme which was developed in partnership with the King’s Fund in 2016 and has since helped trusts across the country through online resources and support from NHS Improvement colleagues.

About the collaborative

The Culture and Leadership Collaborative brings together a selection of trusts in our partnership who share learning as a network on what works well, what doesn’t and how to overcome challenges.

The collaborative approach offers teams expert and experienced speakers focussing on learning techniques that support culture and leadership work as well as change team coaching to support the teams to grow as cultural couriers within their organisations.

We use the collaborative approach as a tool to build expertise at undertaking this work within the system to support further adoption and spread.

By the end of the programme, trust teams will aim to have explored their current culture, diagnosed areas for improvement, developed a strategy for positive and inclusive culture, and started to implement the changes.

What does the programme involve?

Throughout the programme trusts take part in:

  • Pre-collaborative site visits to support trusts getting ready for the programme
  • Eight learning sessions, with content delivered by culture and leadership experts, plus time for action learning and networking
  • Seven on-site coaching sessions, with ad hoc support
  • Reviewing organisational culture through use of the NHS Improvement Culture and Outcomes dashboard, pre and post collaborative.

If you have any questions about the collaborative, please contact culture.collaborative@uclpartners.com