South East Leadership Academy

Patient and Citizen Leadership

Reaching Out & Effective Patient Leader Programmes – PROGRAMME NOW FULL

Please register your interest below should a space become available

The Reaching Out Programme is aimed at all staff working within Health & Social Care that have a responsibility for patient engagement and/or experience. This includes all areas of the NHS, Local Authority, Charities and any other staff from Arms Length Bodies (ALBs) that have this responsibility. The Effective Patient Leadership Programme is designed for Patients, Carers and Lay members. Both programmes provide a safe space to meet likeminded individuals who are seeking to improve patient care and share ideas and benefit from peer mentoring, as well as hear from inspiring leaders in the area and what they have achieved.

Our facilitators, Lis Paice and Mandy Dunn, have previously facilitated these two very successful programmes within the South East, and following the success of the Surrey Downs ‘Pulling Together’ programme, which saw both Reaching Out and Effective Patient Leadership combined into one, we are adopting a similar approach in the South East.

The programmes will be delivered remotely by Microsoft Teams over six weekly sessions. Each session builds on the one before therefore participants should plan to attend all sessions listed below. While the first sessions for Reaching Out and Effective Patient Leadership will be held separately, the remaining five sessions will see both groups combined in order to enhance the overall experience and sharing of ideas, while still retaining a focus on the individual groups represented in each programme. This approach was hugely successful in Surrey Downs Pulling Together Programme, and we are excited to be able to offer a similar approach more widely across the South East.

About the Programme

Please note: the first session for each programme will be run at different times on the same day. 

3rd November 2021 09:00-12:00       Session 1 – Reaching Out Introduction (for staff responsible for patient engagement and/or experience) 
3rd November 2021 13:00-16:00       Session 1 – Effective Patient Leadership Introduction (for patients and carers) 

The rest of the sessions will be held jointly for both groups. 

10th November 2021 09:00 – 12:00   Session 2 – Working Together for Better Care 
17th November 2021 09:00 – 12:00    Session 3 – Peer Support 
24th November 2021 09:00 – 12:00        Session 4 – Question Time 
1st December 2021 TBD                     Session 5 – Creating your Personal Strategy and Action Plan (individually booked sessions)
8th December 2021 09:00 – 12:00        Session 6 – Next Steps 

Please see attached flyers for full details of each programme, a detailed breakdown of each session, and information about the facilitators.

Reaching Out Flyer

Effective Patient Leadership Programme Flyer


Due to high popularity and interest in this programme, we have reached capacity and bookings have now closed. If you would like to register your interest in the programme, should a space become available, you can do so below: