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Leading Anchor Organisations Masterclass 1: Leadership Review – leading and leadership in anchor institutions


The NHS is committed to addressing the social determinants of health, improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. Anchor institutions are large public sector organisations which are rooted in place and connected to their communities, such as universities, local authorities, and hospitals and work together with their communities to tackle these challenges. Anchors have significant assets and spending power and are often a significant employer in an area and can consciously use these resources to benefit communities. Traditionally anchors focus on employability, procurement  and sustainability strategies and can, when aligned across the ICS partner organisations, contribute significantly to the economic situation and help to reduce health inequalities.  It can also contribute to addressing the workforce supply issues across the health and care sector.

To Consider leadership issues and deepen the understanding of anchor institutions and their potential to solve some NHS challenges and also reduce inequalities, this mini masterclass is for all staff nationally, working in the public sector to share, adopt and adapt existing good practice from other anchor institutions.

About the Master class 

Leadership Review – leading and leadership in anchor institutions

This event will share the insights from a literature review into the leadership skills and behaviours required to support anchor organisations. It will showcase the findings from the review, and bring together leaders from across the UK to discuss the results, and draw out the implications for practice and support the development of this agenda for leaders across anchor organisations working in health and care.

Book your Place:

Reserve a place via our RSVP booking system below. You will receive the joining instructions for the event 2 weeks before the session.

SELA will retain a record of your name, job role, organisation, band, and contact details on its secure alumni register and contacts database for management information and communications purposes. View our full privacy policy. Although we will be able to see your name and email address upon submission, once extrapolated this data will be anonymised. We appreciate your support in providing this information, which will help us to ensure our leadership development interventions are widely accessible and inclusive.

Should you have any queries, or if your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please contact [email protected]

Follow the links below for details on other leading anchor organisations masterclasses:

Leading Anchor Organisations Masterclass 2: The power of procurement – the NHS as a driver of local industrial strategy – Thursday 26 October 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Leading Anchor Organisations Masterclass 3: The best job for the person – inclusive workforce and employment interventions – Thursday 16 November 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Leading Anchor Organisations Masterclass 4: Public land public values – progressive NHS estates strategies? – Thursday 30 November 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Facilitator 

Julie Slay: click here for the facilitator profile.

Questions about the session: 

Organiser: Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team

Email: [email protected]