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Leadership development programme for staff with BME backgrounds

Ready Now Programme

The NHS Leadership Academy have launched a new leadership development programme aimed at staff with black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds. Building on the success the NHS Leadership Academy has already had working with leaders from BME backgrounds, the programme was launched on 21 October and is open for applications until 4th January 2015.

Who is the Programme for?

The Ready Now Programme is aimed at staff with BME backgrounds at Band 8b, equivalent, or above. Successful applicants will already have leadership experience as the programme is designed for leaders from underrepresented groups that want to become senior leaders in the health or social care system. The programme will positively reinforce your view that the NHS should be more inclusive and representative of the communities it serves.

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Sight loss training

The My Guide training programme for volunteers was developed by a consortium of 17 different organisations for people who are blind and partially sighted.

My Guide Level 1 gives participants the confidence and key skills to be able to offer sighted guiding to a person who is blind or partially sighted.  It is a practical course that gives participants the opportunity to learn and practice sighted guiding skills. It also provides an introduction to sight loss, exploring and explaining some of the common myths.

My Guide Level 1 is a three hour taught course

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Secondment Opportunities for Health Care Support Workers

Secondment Opportunities for enthusiastic Health Care Support Workers to undertake the BSc. Midwifery programme at Canterbury Christ Church University in April 2016 .
If you work more than 15 hours a week and have been working in your current role for at least one year you may be eligible for secondment/sponsorship by EKHUFT.

For more information contact: Christianah Senbanjo – Practice Development nurse e-mail