The HLA aims to nurture leadership, foster frontline innovation and to empower the next generation of clinical leaders. This internationally recognised and innovative scholarship programme welcomes healthcare professionals and students and gives them the tools and a community of support to help maximise their potential as healthcare leaders.
Over the 12-month programme scholars will be involved in developing and delivering a project, alongside mentoring and learning opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity for healthcare professionals to both develop themselves as professionals and healthcare leaders, but to also use the HLA as a platform to take their ideas forward and change the future of healthcare.
There will be cohorts with physical sessions based in London, Newcastle, Bristol, Edinburgh, Belfast and Amsterdam, as well as three virtual cohorts (which will enable applicants to be able to participate from anywhere in the world). Applicants are welcome and expected to apply from across the globe this year.
In 2021-2022, there are 100 funded scholarships available (worth £3000 each) with the programme fees covered. These scholarships are available via competitive entry through this application round. HLA programmes are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and UCLan Medical School and delivered with a number of partnership organisations, including the Council of Deans of Health and Health Education England.
More details can be found at https://www.thehealthcareleadership.academy/join-the-programme-2021/.
Leila Ellis, Academic Foundation Year 1 Doctor & HLA Scholar 2020-21 said:
“The HLA community is uniquely diverse, inspiring and supportive. From enjoyable challenges such as designing and pitching an innovative idea during a cohort day to opportunities to work with fellow scholars on projects throughout the year to create resources, run campaigns, organise conferences, discuss issues in healthcare with successful leaders through live-streamed videos or podcasts and so much more. As a clinician at the start of my healthcare leadership journey, the knowledge, skills and network of multidisciplinary friends and mentors I have built through The HLA are invaluableI”
Many previous scholars have been doctors at various stages of training and have gained an enormous amount from being a part of the programme.