Next Step
Leadership and Management Fellows Programme

Applications for the 2023-24 Next Steps cohort NOW OPEN!

Transforming healthcare through applied leadership 

An innovative programme that will provide important tools, knowledge and confidence for trainees to thrive as leaders and managers within the NHS. 

Education training

The context of leadership and management within the NHS has never been more challenging due to the pressures of a complex future.  In response, Health Education England - East of England are working with a powerful collaboration from King’s Health Partners, King’s Business School, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and The King’s Fund to deliver an innovative programme. The programme benefits from: 

  • Rigour and expertise drawn from a world-class university.
  • Clinical insight through the lens of a leading Academic Health Sciences Centre.
  • Cutting-edge content to tackle the challenges in delivering leadership and management successfully through specialist intervention.

About the Next Step programme 

The Next Step Programme is a nine-month immersive development experience. Each year, 70 Leadership and Management Fellows from across the East of England will be equipped with the tools and confidence to thrive as leaders and managers within a complex environment. Attendees will then use this expertise to act as leaders, sharing leadership and management insights with other trainees and healthcare professionals from within their organisations.    

The programme will be delivered in four blocks of activity. Each will include a face-to-face workshop which will allow attendees to address emerging issues and focus on new skills and adaptability needed for the years ahead. There will also be virtual sessions and online content. 

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Who can join? 

The programme is open to senior trainees (of all disciplines; from Primary Care, Secondary Care and Mental Health). Applicants from secondary care must be within two years from their CCT date by the start of the programme. Applicants from General Practice programs must be in ST2 or above at the time of starting the programme. All applicants must still be in a training programme in the east of England at the end of July 2024.

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Face-to-face workshops will take place in October and December 2023 and February and July 2024 at The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket CB8 7NU

Please note, the third face-to-face workshop will take place at Bush House, Strand, London. 

The programme is fully funded by Health Education England.


Applications are open from Monday 24th April 2023, please follow this link to apply and all applications must be received by 17:00 on 26th August 2023. Applications received beyond this time will not be considered.  

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