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Effective leadership and management in the health care system has an impact on patient experience. As per a recommendation from High Quality Care for All, the final report of the NHS Next Stage Review, the National Leadership Council (NLC) was set up to champion the transformation of leadership across the NHS. The NLC's vision is ‘An NHS with outstanding leadership and leadership development at every level to ensure high quality care for all’.

The Department is also introducing a more systematic approach to talent and leadership in the NHS to ensure it is spoilt for choice when appointing leaders to senior management roles and that those leaders are more representative of the communities they serve. Inspiring Leaders: Leadership for Quality was issued to Strategic Health Authorities in January to give them a framework to develop talent and leadership plans.

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NHS Leadership Awards (opens new window)

Nominations for the 2010 NHS Leadership Awards can now be made until 28 May.

Leading is engaging

Speech by DH's Director General of Workforce, Clare Chapman at the The Guardian Public Services Summit 2008

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