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Leading for Quality (L4Q) - New Leaders

What’s the programme about?

The L4Q New Leaders Programme is designed to actively develop new leaders who are committed to improving the quality of patient care in their teams, organisations and the wider health care system. It is for those new into leadership roles and who want to develop skills to bring about real service improvements. The Programme couples high quality online learning materials of the Edward Jenner Programme produced by the NHS Leadership Academy, with 5 days of workshops, giving you the opportunity to meet new leaders from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

As a result of the programme you will:

  • Develop your own leadership skills and qualities

  • Become a more self-aware, influential and effective leader

  • Learn how to engage successfully with patients and a wide

  • range of multi professional colleagues to improve services

  • Learn how to become more effective in building relationships to achieve real change

You will work on a real quality improvement initiative. Drawing on your practical, relevant work experience, to inform your thinking during the programme sessions.

Who is the programme for?

You must be able to commit to the following:

  • An average of 1.5 hours of online learning per week (you can of course organise this how you want and complete it in larger /smaller sections)

  • Attend all modules

  • Lead a practical quality improvement project in your workplace

  • Attend a KSS Leadership Academy masterclass that will be offered during the lifetime of the programme

  • You have the support of your line manager.

You do not need a degree to access this programme.

This course is free to access.


By completing the online learning materials and submitting a short written piece you can receive the NHS Leadership Academy Certificate in Leadership Foundations.

Future Presentations

Applications for the current cohorts of Leading for Quality (New Leaders) are now closed.  Details of whether we can offer this programme again have not yet been confirmed.  However, if you would like to register your interest in receiving information about any future programmes of Leading for Quality (New Leaders), please email us at putting Leading for Quality in your subject.  (By registering your interest, you are agreeing to the terms of HEE's Privacy Policy).