The Visible Leaders Support Network was launched in partnership with the NHS East Midlands Inclusion Directorate and the Leadership Academy on the 21st July 2010. The Leadership Academy is a membership organisation serving and supporting 23 NHS organisations in the East Midlands. The aim of the Academy is to improve patient, service user and carer experience, and support staff wellbeing in the East Midlands through the development and promotion of high quality leadership.
It was determined that a support network for NHS staff at pay bands 6, 7, 8 needed to be developed in order to address the gaps at these levels for staff progressing to senior level roles within the NHS.
The development of the network has already met the criteria highlighted by the Inclusion report (2010), and takes into account the recommendations of research that has already been conducted by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement – Top talent programme report (2008).
The information from the network is available to download from the links below.