A first of its kind programme is proving a real success across the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS trust. Earlier this academic year, the College partnered up with the local NHS trust to develop and deliver a bespoke leadership and management programme across the breadth of the NHS services. Current or aspiring leaders from a wide variety of departments applied and were successfully recruited to the programme.
Christine Ramsden, the College’s Head of Professional and Creative Services said “At the development stage we worked closely with the senior managers of the Trust to map existing and highly regarded management programmes against the values of the organisation. Each unit has been carefully selected with delivery and assessment tailored to the needs of the Trust ensuring that the skills and knowledge learnt can be applied immediately”.
Staff from across North Tees and Hartlepool Trust have benefitted with representation from the areas of Teesside, East Durham, Wearside and North Yorkshire. Such is the significance placed on the programme delivery has been supported by senior managers from the College. Darren Hankey, Principal and Chief Executive of the College has delivered a number of sessions “We are thrilled with the partnership we have with North Tees and Hartlepool Trust. We understand the importance of developing future leaders and with this in mind myself and the senior team are keen to support where we can. I have a background in teaching business, economics and management and have really enjoyed teaching on this programme.”
This is one of many ways in which the College and the NHS are partnering to develop their workforce. Last month saw the partnership, along with colleagues from Hartlepool Borough Council, launch the innovative Integrated Health & Social Care Apprenticeship, being the first of its kind in the North of England.