Changes to National Programmes
The NHS Leadership Academy received feedback in 2015 that the cost of some of its programmes wasn’t in line with what the NHS is able to pay. It has taken steps to make its programmes more widely accessible so that as many people as possible can benefit.
It has increased the amount of funding it contributes towards some of its programmes. Historically, the Academy part-funded all places on programmes, but having reduced the overall number of places available, the cost of delivering the programmes has reduced and can be passed on to participants.
- New material on the practicalities of management includes HR, recruitment and selection, appraising staff and finance
- Time taken to complete has reduced from 12 to six months
- Academic element has been removed so the programme no longer leads to a Postgraduate Certificate qualification
- Reduced academic workload to enable participants to fit the programme into their daily life
- Enhanced face to face elements which provide more opportunity for participants to connect with tutors and others on the programme
Nye Bevan and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme is still charged in line with/below the market rate for a Masters degree. Although the price of these programmes hasn’t changed, The Academy has reduced the number of places available, which means the overall cost of delivering the programmes has reduced. That saving has now been passed on.