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19-20 June 2019, Manchester Central

19-20 June 2019 . Manchester Central

2.8 The NHS leader of the future?

19th June, 3:30-4:30pm


  • Sam Allen

    Chief Executive; Chair

    Sussex Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust; Health & Care Women Leaders Network

  • Dave West

    Deputy Editor


  • Cara Charles-Barks

    Chief Executive

    Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

  • Alex Whitfield

    Chief Executive

    Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Sara Munro

    Chief Executive Officer

    Leeds & York Partnership NHS Trust

Chair: Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ 

Improving NHS leadership and culture is widely acknowledged as being critical if the NHS is to achieve the ambitions set out in the Long Term Plan, and if the NHS People Plan is to be delivered successfully. As we move towards greater collaboration and system working, it is widely understood that a different style and approach of leadership will be required throughout the system. With many of the longest serving chief executives in the NHS recently stepping down, there are a number of first time chief executives now in post. The NHS Confederation has been supporting a number of them – 34 to date – through a self-directed programme of learning and support. In this session, we hear from some of these chief executives about the leadership approach that they believe is needed if the NHS is to foster a more supportive, engaging and inclusive style of leadership.