UK - Charity challenge

Leadership in Health Services

ISSN: 1751-1879

Article publication date: 13 February 2007




(2007), "UK - Charity challenge", Leadership in Health Services, Vol. 20 No. 1.



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UK - Charity challenge

Prime Minister Tony Blair highlighted the role of The Health Foundation in developing future leaders for the NHS yesterday, in a speech on social inclusion. Speaking to the Rowntree Foundation in York, he revealed that he had just paid an unscheduled visit to a session run as part of The Health Foundation’s Leadership Fellows scheme.

Mr Blair said:

This morning, I’m staying in a hotel, and there’s a seminar going on organised by a charity called The Health Foundation for key professionals in the health service. They asked me to pop in and say hello, so I did, and you won’t believe what the title of their talk was: “What leadership challenges remain for me?”

Mr Blair used the opportunity to hear from the health professionals and expert patients attending the seminar about the current challenges they face in the NHS.

The Health Foundation’s Leadership Fellows award scheme aims to support individuals who have the potential to make an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of healthcare in the UK. It offers a unique leadership development opportunity to enhance leadership skills, including coaching, peer learning and expert guidance.

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