Next Step: Leadership and Management Fellows Programme

Transforming healthcare through applied leadership 

An innovative programme that will provide important tools, knowledge and confidence for trainees to thrive as leaders and managers within the NHS. 

Education training

The context of leadership and management within the NHS has never been more challenging due to the pressures of a complex future.  In response, Health Education England - East of England are working with a powerful collaboration from King’s Health Partners, King’s Business School, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and The King’s Fund to deliver an innovative programme. The programme benefits from: 

  • Rigour and expertise drawn from a world-class university.
  • Clinical insight through the lens of a leading Academic Health Sciences Centre.
  • Cutting-edge content to tackle the challenges in delivering leadership and management successfully through specialist intervention.

About the Next Step programme 

The Next Step Programme is a nine-month immersive development experience. Each year, 70 Leadership and Management Fellows from across the East of England will be equipped with the tools and confidence to thrive as leaders and managers within a complex environment. Attendees will then use this expertise to act as leaders, sharing leadership and management insights with other trainees and healthcare professionals from within their organisations.    

The programme will be delivered in four blocks of activity. Each will include a face-to-face workshop which will allow attendees to address emerging issues and focus on new skills and adaptability needed for the years ahead. There will also be virtual sessions and online content.

Who can join? 

The programme is open to senior trainees (of all disciplines) within two trainingyears of their expected certification of completion of training date, and who will still be in a training programme in the east of England at the end of July 2022.   

Dates and logistics  

Face-to-face workshops will take place in November 2021, and January, February and July 2022 at The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket CB8 7NU (Government regulations permitting). 

Please note, the third face-to-face workshop will take place at King’s College in London. 

The programme is fully funded by Health Education England.

Application form and applicant guidance

To apply, please email the application form and up to date CV to