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Leadership and Management

Developing leadership and management capabilities and capacity across NHS Scotland is a key priority in the 2020 Workforce Vision. It is an integral part of improving quality to enhance patient safety and people's experience of services, as reflected in the NES Strategic Framework for 2014-19.

People in all kinds of roles - across all clinical and non-clinical disciplines - need to use and develop both leadership and management skills and behaviours.  Leadership and management is exercised by people in formal and informal roles of leader or manager. 

NHS Education for Scotland provides a wide range of leadership and management programmes and activities across NHS Scotland.  This role is carried out in collaboration with the Health Boards and with partners in other public sector organisations.  

NES brings a leadership and management perspective to the development and implementation of national policy and strategy.  We also contribute to the research and evaluation of leadership and management development interventions.

There is a range of NES offerings to support your leadership and management development needs at different stages of your career.