COVID-19 update: January 2021

We understand the sheer level of pressure experienced across the health service currently and our thoughts are with all those working under extremely challenging circumstances to care for patients. With a national lockdown in place for the foreseeable future, we will only be delivering programmes and development sessions virtually during this period. This is to support the continued efforts to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission by reducing any unnecessary travel and additional contacts, even socially distanced ones.

In the majority of cases, we are postponing programmes until the Spring, or such time as pressures begin to ease. Decisions will continue to be made with commissioners on a case by case basis and will reflect the local pressure on services and nature of the programmes.

We will continue to support our colleagues in the health service as and when needed throughout this period and will be ready to move back into full delivery mode as soon as service pressures allow.

Thank you, as always, to everybody involved for their ongoing flexibility.


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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