COVID-19 update

The current outbreak of COVID-19 within the UK poses significant challenges to all of us, and in particular to leaders and front-line staff working within health and social care. Our thoughts are with all those working to care for patients in these challenging times, and with everyone affected.

Our key priorities throughout this period are to protect those working for the charity, those the charity supports, and ensuring we’re following the latest official guidance to help efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To this end we have implemented some changes which will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

We have postponed all of our leadership programmes until September. We will continue to review the viability and safety of these over the coming months as the outbreak evolves.

We will be staying in close contact with all of the organisations we currently support to ensure that we plan ahead so that programmes we have been commissioned to deliver, take place, but at a time when the pressures created by the outbreak have reduced.

We are offering our support to the health and care system throughout this difficult period in any way that we reasonably and safely can.

We’re also considering innovative ways we can help leaders who are grappling with the changing landscape as a result of COVID-19.

We’re also taking some practical and sensible precautions:
– We have closed our office and all of our team are working from home. You will still be able to get in contact with us via email or phone.
– All of our meetings will be taking place virtually.
– We are all following the official advice on isolation requirements.

Please be aware, like everyone across the country, our team too is full of people trying to cope with the changes required by school closures and social distancing measures. These are not business as usual times. We will do our best to be patient, understanding and flexible to the needs of those we support, and we hope you will be to us too as we try to support each other through these challenging times.

We will continue to provide updates as things evolve here and will be in contact directly with anyone affected by changes to our programmes and plans.

Look after yourselves and each other

Charlie Brown
CEO, The Staff College: Leadership in Healthcare


The Staff College: Leadership in Healthcare (Staff College) is a national charity dedicated to developing leaders and helping them to deliver better outcomes. Our faculty of experienced leaders have led large, complex organisations in the NHS, Defence, Business and Education. Together they have a rich, collective wisdom on developing leaders.

We deliver a wide range of leadership development programmes for individuals, teams, Boards and organisations within primary and secondary care, as well as supporting several STP and multi-organisation transformation Boards.  Since we started back in 2010, over 3700 members have attended our programmes.


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