The NHS NW Leadership Academy asked us to deliver pilot programmes for Clinical Commissioning Groups in the region. Working with the Academy team we liaised with Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG and with West Cheshire CCG to design the programme.
CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. Operating since April 2013 leadership teams of the CCGs face challenges on many levels as they seek to deliver continuous improvement for patients.
The two day pilot programmes delivered to a mix of clinicians and managers from the CCGs were a great success. Each one was tailored to the specific needs of the CCG and with practical application of the skills at the forefront we explored how the approach would be best employed at work.