South East Leadership Academy

Systems Leadership

Supporting leaders who are working across boundaries and in complex structures.

Traditional solutions to the complex issues facing our health and social care organisations have focused on delivering interventions often in isolation from other parts of the system. For some time, clinicians, managers, patients and policy makers have seen the limitations of focusing on single organisational performance and regulation and have begun to build and experiment with ideas, plans and mechanisms to build joined-up integrated health and social care systems.

One way of understanding system leadership is that of working beyond organisational boundaries on challenges of mutual concern that cannot be solved by any one person or institution. The system is no longer focused on operating as sole organisations and calls for a collaborative approach across a variety of new boundaries.

We recognise the complexity of these challenges upon the system and ask of leaders across the health and care system to embody future focused, inclusive leadership qualities.

Across England, leaders and their teams in local health and care organisations are working in partnership to dissolve barriers between primary care services and hospitals, between physical and mental health, and between health and social care that will help to address the current challenges. Through Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) our leaders are striving to build local health and care systems where the shared aims of improving care for individuals, improving population health and well-being, and improving value for money come before all else.

Systems Leadership in the South East

The South East Leadership Academy (Leadership and Lifelong Learning) team aims to deliver high quality and bespoke leadership development interventions to health and social care staff across the region. We have built a reputation across the region for developing award winning and highly acclaimed programmes which deliver impact and positive return on investment, ensuring that we get the very best from our NHS workforce.

We will work with you to address the challenges leaders and teams in health and social care face. The system is increasingly complex, fast paced, pressured, demanding and relentless and this requires transformative, compassionate and adaptive individuals who are able to influence, convene, enable and support their workforce across the boundaries of power where the delivery of compassionate patient care is paramount.

As an integral part of the NHS landscape, our team understands the importance of both organisational and system context, recognising that the culture, language and influencing factors from one locality to another are inherently different and that a one size fits all approach simply doesn’t work. With a proven track record in working with acute, mental health and community providers as well as CCGs, STPs, ICPs, Local Authorities and social care organisations we are strategically placed to offer a holistic view of the NHS landscape and work with you to understand your current challenges and to co-produce effective interventions at individual, team, organisational and system level.

Working with a highly skilled pool of experts we can meet the growing demand from our stakeholders for bespoke interventions, whether at organisational or system level. Following an initial enquiry, we will arrange to have a conversation with you to fully understand your objectives, following which we will work with you to design an intervention bespoke to your needs and requirements and desired outcomes. Outcomes will be measured using suitable metrics that are agreed during the initial consultation to ensure maximum return on investment. Contact us to find out how we can assist your organisation at [email protected]

Over the coming weeks we will be launching our local interventions to support our South East system.