Running from January 2017, the programme will be delivered through a mix of workshops, action learning, work based project and virtual learning. We are now inviting applications for a place on the first two cohorts.
You do not need to be based in London or Leeds but must be able to travel there easily for up to 8 days spread over the year. The CSP will be meeting all of the costs of these two cohorts, apart from travel.
The programme is aimed at 6 physiotherapists in the NHS, or the equivalent of a band 6 in private practice - working in a community setting. We are using the term community loosely hoping to reach physiotherapists who:
- work in multi-professional teams
- may work across organisational boundaries
- are unlikely to work with many other physiotherapy peers
- have to navigate community and primary care environments to identify appropriate resources for their patients or to identify relevant other services that would benefit the patient (see below *)
* For example, a community service could be any service that spans the healthcare environment, such as an 'early supported discharge’ service for people who have suffered a stroke. Such teams are frequently hospital based but out-reach, continuing rehabilitation in the patient' own home. Similarly a PT could be part of an integrated MDT based in A&E, but assessing frail elderly then taking people home to provide the necessary service to restore their independence. These services can be in-reach or out-reach.
While we are encouraging applications from those working in a community setting for these first two cohorts, consideration will be given to applications from other settings, where relevant, at our discretion.
To get a place on the Leadership Development Programme , you should be able to answer yes to each of the following questions.
- a CSP member
- a band 6 physiotherapist in the NHS OR an equivalent position within the private, independent or other sectors. (You may be a band 7 equivalent but have limited leadership training.)
- working in a community setting (see above for further detail)
- carrying a clinical caseload with additional responsibilities, eg managing others, projects, identifying service improvements, leading a team
You should have:
- completed an introductory leadership course and/or have demonstrable experience or interest in becoming a leader
- agreement from someone in your organisation to act as your sponsor/supporter (see the required commitment list in the application form)
- the relevant approval from your organisation to commit to a year-long programme with CSP (please read the required commitment list in the application form)
- an idea for a work based project that will improve patient care within your organisation (This should be a project within your organisational influence that will improve clinical effectiveness, patient safety, patient experience and/or service productivity.)
Our application process has now closed for the first two cohorts of our programme.