Mary Seacole Programme

NHS Leadership Academy



Mary Seacole Programme





Looking to move into your first leadership role?

Applications for the 2019 intakes are now open.

The Mary Seacole Programme is a six month leadership development programme which was designed by the NHS Leadership Academy in partnership with global experts, the Korn Ferry Hay Group, to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management. 

The concept of learning how to be a leader when you’re in the thick of your day to day responsibilities can seem rather abstract, but the Mary Seacole programme is grounded in reality and results in real workplace application.

It aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. Designed for those in their first formal leadership role it empowers people to turn their success into consistent team success and to champion compassionate patient care.

Watch a short video about the Mary Seacole Programme.

Read more about this programme for first time leaders and apply here.

If you have any queries, please contact the Mary Seacole team at 

Cost of the programme

The programme costs £995 per person for those providing NHS funded care. This is payable in full prior to the start of the programme.

The cost is fully inclusive of the three face-to-face workshops (including lunch and refreshments) and access to the virtual campus. Accommodation and travel are not included.

If you have any questions please contact the Mary Seacole team at

Participant Guide

Line Manager Guide