Leading Anchor Organisations

Anchor Institutions

Anchor institutions are large organisations that are unlikely to relocate and have a significant stake in their local area. They have sizeable assets that can be used to support their local community’s health and wellbeing and tackle health inequalities, for example, through procurement, training, employment, professional development, and buildings and land use (Kings Fund).

The Sout East Leadership Academy, as part of a commitment to reducing health inequalities, commissioned a desk top review into the leadership styles, behaviours, and skills, that are required to ensure an impact on reducing health inequalities through the activities of being an anchor institute.  The aim of the research was to;

  • Understand the latest research and evidence about leading in anchor institutions
  • Identify the leadership behaviours that create the conditions for change to happen
  • Understand models of leadership that have supported the advancement of anchor institutes across agreed deprived communities
  • Understand the leadership journey that multi sectors have taken together to have an impact in this area

We are pleased to present the findings from this report. Please click the link below to access the report.

Leading Anchor Organisations rapid literature Review


Master class 1: Leadership Review session slides – Leading and Leadership in Anchor Institutions slides

Masterclass 2: The Power of Procurement session slides – The Power of Procurement: NHS as a driver of local industrial strategy

Masterclass 3: Session slides – The best job for the person – Inclusive workforce and employment interventions


Upcoming masterclasses: Anchor Institutions

Leading Anchor Organisations Masterclasses Facilitator Register your Place
Public land public values – progressive NHS estates strategies?Tom Lloyd GoodwinNovember 30th 12.30-13:30

Follow this link Leading Anchor Organisations Masterclasses for more information about each masterclass. More resources can also be found here.