Our Supporters

We’re endlessly grateful to our supporters and partners for helping to make and shape the Student Leadership Programme.

Council of Deans of Health

The Council of Deans of Health represents the UK’s university faculties engaged in education and research for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. At any one time our members will be educating around 100,000 future and registered health professionals. Operating as a multi-professional organisation at the heart of policy and political debate, we aim to lead policy at national and UK level, promoting the essential contribution of our members to health and social care. We are committed to working in partnership, strengthening membership engagement and intelligence gathering to influence policy UK-wide for high quality education and research.

The programme is run, and is co-funded, by the Council of Deans of Health.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing

The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN). The Trust was set up in 2002 in recognition of the foundation, philosophy and structure of the RNPFN. Nurses, midwives and the allied health professions make up the majority of the healthcare workforce and play a pivotal role in direct care to patients. The Trust makes grants in support of nurse-led projects, using its funds to empower nurses and make significant improvements to the patient care environment.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing have supported the programme since its inception, fully funding the programme from 2017-2019, and co-funding the programme from 2019-2021.

NHS England

NHS England leads the NHS in England to deliver high-quality services for all. They ensure that the healthcare workforce has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours to support the delivery of  healthcare and health improvement to patients and the public. They work with the wider NHS and other partners to optimise the use of digital technology, research and innovation, and to deliver value for money and increased productivity and efficiency. NHSE are responsible for running the vital national IT systems which support health and social care, and the collection, analysis, publication and dissemination of data generated by health and social care services to improve outcomes for patients.

NHSE (previously HEE) have supported the programme by funding events, webinars and additional AHP places on the programme for several years.

The Healthcare Leadership Academy

The Healthcare Leadership Academy is a not-for-profit organisation founded by frontline healthcare staff for frontline healthcare staff and students. The academy aims to empower the next generation of clinical leaders by fostering frontline innovation and solutions. Together, The HLA scholars and faculty represent a body that finds unity in its diversity, draws strength from a spirit of common purpose and aspires to lead the breakthroughs of tomorrow.