• 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!

  • Supporting leaders through lockdown and beyond: Getting ready

    Posted on 16 Jul 2020 in Staff College News

    Read this week’s faculty blog from Dr Yogi Amin: Past, Present, Future.  Yogi shares his reflections of the early days of the pandemic, with his thoughts about how leaders can look to the future.

    Missed one?  You can read the full collection here.  

  • Supporting leaders through lockdown and beyond: Well what next?

    Posted on 02 Jul 2020 in Staff College News

    Read the latest of our fortnightly faculty blogs.  This week’s comes from Dr Gordon Coutts with ‘A letter to myself as a former CEO of an NHS acute trust.’ 

    Missed one of our previous ones?  You can now read the full collection here. 

  • Talking Heads: Talking Health Session with Ajit Abraham, Staff College Principal

    Posted on 02 Jul 2020 in Staff College News

    Thanks to all who joined us for the first in our new series of Talking Heads: Talking Health with Ajit Abraham, our Principal and Consultant HPB and General Trauma Surgeon at Barts Health. 

    You can watch the whole event here!

  • Talking Heads: Talking Health – Ajit Abraham

    Posted on 18 Jun 2020 in Staff College News

    In the first of our new Talking Heads: Talking Health series, Staff College Principal, Mr Ajit Abraham, will be joining us on 1 July at 18:30 to talk about his experiences of leadership.

    Ajit is a Consultant General, Trauma & Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. He was the Chair of the Board of Surgery and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Barts Health, prior to a surgical sabbatical in Singapore, 2018-19. He was also a Health Foundation QI Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Harvard, 2011-12.  

    His full bio is on the Staff College website.

    Ajit will share his take on leadership in the NHS from a frontline perspective.  He will speak for about 15 – 20 minutes, but looks forward even more to the questions, comments, and interactive discussion that will follow.

    Find out more and register here.


  • Supporting Leaders through Lockdown and Beyond: When did it all get so complicated?

    Posted on 18 Jun 2020 in Staff College News

    Find out how to join the first in our Talking Heads: Talking Health series with Staff College Principal, Ajit Abraham, sharing his experiences of leadership.

    Read the latest blog from Staff College faculty.  This week Captain David Lilley Royal Navy shares his thoughts on ‘Where does leadership take us?’

    Read all the latest news here.