Leadership is a key component of both the NMC and HCPC standards which means that all students have a role as future leaders in delivering the best possible care in partnership with service users. Many will go on to take up significant leadership positions across health and social care.
The Student Leadership Programme aims to promote and develop leadership skills among the future nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce by working with first and second year pre-registration students. Using information from a student survey and the input of students on the project advisory group the programme has been co-designed with students to ensure it focuses on areas not covered in current pre-registration curricula.
The Programme includes:
- conferences and events with tailored workshops, lectures and seminars led by individuals in a leadership position
- a coaching scheme with access to individuals who are visionary leaders, thinkers, creators and front runners in their own respective disciplines (within the health and care sector)
- an online community of practice where students can interact and debate relevant topics and issues as sharing and learning from each other is strongly encouraged.