Mary Seacole Leadership Development Programme applications now open

on 18 May 2021

The Florence Nightingale Foundation has partnered with the Mary Seacole Trust to offer a leadership development programme for midwives who are working to improve health inequalities.

The programme is bespoke and will enable midwives to undertake a quality improvement project which focuses on enhancing the experience of people from ethnic minorities accessing health services.

Over six months midwives, nurses and allied health professionals will be supported by the following leadership elements:

  • Personality preferences and understanding of self
  • Quality improvement principles and practice
  • Negotiating and influencing
  • Skills that demonstrate value and impact through communicating outcomes and report writing
  • Development of “Presence and impact” provided by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Mentorship throughout the programme
  • A celebration event to showcase the experience and impact of quality improvement projects.

The Mary Seacole Leadership Development Programme aims to enhance awareness of how personality preferences influence personal effectiveness and develop an own personal approach to leadership through exploring values, biases, blind spots, and attitude to diversity.

Registrants for the course must be NMC registered, proposed projects must be designed to address inequalities in access to health services for people from ethnic minorities, and must be able to deliver the project within six months.

Applications are now open now until 7 June with interviews to take place 14 and 15 June 2021.

Find out more about the programme and download an application form from The Florence Nightingale Foundation website here.