Next Steps Programme
Applications 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) within two training years of their expected certification of completion of training date, and who will still be in a training programme in the east of England at the end of July 2023.   

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Face-to-face workshops will take place in October and December 2022 and February and July 2023 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 now open, any applications must be received via email to by 17:00 on 12th June 2022. Applications received beyond this time will not be considered.  Successful applicants will be notified by the 30th June 2022.

Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Public Health
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Friday, 29 April, 2022 to Monday, 13 June, 2022
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