News

  • An action packed start to November 2020

    Posted on 05 Nov 2020 in Staff College News

    November started with a full week of planned delivery.  The government announcement on 31 October implementing new restrictions from 5 November meant the start of the week saw us responding and working with our commissioners to ensure the planned delivery went ahead.  

    This week saw us back with the MSE STP QI Leadership Programme for day 2 of their 4-day leadership programme.  We had been looking forward to meeting the group for our first face-to-face session.  However we reorganised our programme and delivered a successful session via Microsoft Teams.  

    We remained in Mid and South Essex, as we also commenced our ninth cohort of the MSE Senior Leadership Development College working with senior leaders from Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.   Thank you to the commissioner, participants and our Faculty for working with the IT challenges to get everyone online for this course. 


  • Latest news, faculty blog and details of our upcoming Aidan Halligan Memorial Lecture with Lord Victor Adebowale

    Posted on 22 Oct 2020 in Staff College News

    Find out more about this year’s Memorial lecture in this week’s newsletter.

    In this week’s faculty blog, John MackMersh considers the choices leaders have to embed the positive changes within the health service as a result of Covid-19.


  • Thank you to Prof Sir Sam Everington for last night’s Talking Heads: Talking Health

    Posted on 07 Oct 2020 in Staff College News

    We would like to give a big thank you to Prof Sir Sam Everington for his insightful talk last night for our third Talking Heads: Talking Health. 

    If you missed it you can see the recording of the session here.


  • Talking Heads: Talking Health and Annual Professor Aidan Halligan Memorial Lecture

    Posted on 06 Oct 2020 in Staff College News

    We are looking forward to our third Talking Heads: Talking Health session tonight with Prof Sir Sam Everington talking about his experience of leadership.

    We are pleased to announce our Annual Professor Aidan Halligan Memorial Lecture: “The Truth Revealed in a Crisis”.

    Lord Victor Adebowale will be delivering this lecture on Tuesday 24th November 2020, 18:30 online via Zoom.

    Find out more and register


  • One week until our third Talking Heads: Talking Health with Professor Sir Sam Everington

    Posted on 29 Sep 2020 in Staff College News


  • Bexley GP Federation Primary Care Network Existing and Emerging Leaders Development Programme

    Posted on 16 Sep 2020 in Staff College News

    Thank you to our Faculty and the members who joined us yesterday for our first face-to-face day of their 8-day Bexley GP Federation Primary Care Network Existing and Emerging Leaders Development Programme.

    We look forward to welcoming you back together online and face-to-face for the remaining modules and your action learning sets.


  • Re-starting face to face development sessions

    Posted on 07 Sep 2020 in Staff College News

    We have been working through the summer to adapt our face to face elements to retain our experiential, provocative approach whilst incorporating social distancing measures. We are re-commencing programmes with small groups of 8s from September and look forward to being back in the classroom – albeit at a distance!  We take the safety of all our members and staff very seriously.  You can find out about the safety measures we’re taking here.


  • New virtual leadership development modules launched

    Posted on 07 Sep 2020 in Staff College News

    We recognise that for many, face to face development will remain a think of the future. As such, we’ve just launched a new series of virtual modules so that organisations can continue to support the development of their leaders despite local restrictions. You can find out more about these here.


  • Supporting leaders and their teams during lock-down

    Posted on 07 Sep 2020 in Staff College News

    It is not uncommon within teams working under significant pressure for relational and behavioural challenges to emerge. When unattended to, these can lead to further breakdowns in trust, teamwork, and the ability to work effectively as a service. The pandemic has certainly thrown up some significant pressure for all teams!

    Staff College has long utilised our approach to help leaders understand the nature of these difficulties, encouraging them to do something about it.

    We have been supporting teams throughout the pandemic. Utilising a blend of virtual development sessions, observing teams’ real virtual meetings and facilitating process reviews, team coaching and introducing key models to support effective team working. These have been increasingly moving to face to face sessions over the last month or two as teams have often started to work face to face again. As we move into the Autumn we will be reviewing the relative risks and benefits of virtual versus face to face sessions dependent on the local context.

    Find out more about we’re continuing to support teams here.


  • Supporting leaders through lockdown and beyond: Turned out nice again?

    Posted on 30 Jul 2020 in Staff College News

    Find out about our upcoming Talking Heads: Talking Health sessions with Prof Sam Shah [9 Sept] and Prof Sir Sam Everington [6 Oct] in our latest newsletter. 

    And read the latest in our faculty blogs from Brigadier Ian Huntley OBE: Absolutely free – how to improve productivity and be a better leader at no extra cost!