Nye Bevan Programme

NHS Leadership Academy


Nye Bevan Programme





Leadership for today. Leadership for tomorrow.  The Nye Bevan programme has been specifically designed to develop senior leaders. It’s been shown to accelerate individuals into executive roles, helping them perform better at board level, and help boards better meet operational challenges today and enable change for tomorrow.

Designed with national and international experts in health and organisational performance, the programme offers support and learning to build personal resilience, confidence and capabilities over 12 months. The Nye Bevan programme has developed over 1,000 senior leaders, with nearly 40% of recent graduates reporting being in a more senior role, which 90% directly attribute to the programme.

The Nye Bevan programme is intended for:

  • Senior leaders looking to move into a board role.
  • Senior leaders who are likely to be ready to apply to such a role in the next two years, or in their first two years in the role.
  • Those who are able and keen to work on a demanding programme of development with peer assessment.

This is a rewarding, yet demanding, programme and will require dedicated time outside the residential activity and application of learning in the workplace. You will undertake activities involving your team, colleagues (including board-level observations), patients, service users and carers. You will also participate in a range of self-directed, experiential learning activities, which will focus on self-awareness and personal development.

The programme is based on the principles of self-managed learning. You will take responsibility and accountability for the areas you choose to focus on. You will assess and be assessed by your peers within learning sets with the full support of the set advisers.

Watch a short video about a participants experience on the Nye Bevan Programme.

Applications for the current programme are now closed. For further information please email us, or you can register your interest in future cohorts here

If you have any queries, please contact the Nye Bevan team at BevanProgramme@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk

*Please note: 

The full programme is offered at a heavily subsidised cost of £4,500; providing excellent value for money for a highly sought after leadership development programme.

The cost applies to those who work for organisations providing NHS funded care. Please contact BevanProgramme@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk or call 0113 322 5699 to discuss the cost.