National Leadership Development and Improvement Programme

Following the publication of the Five Year Forward View, a wide-ranging review has taken place into how improvement and leadership development works across the health and care system in England.

The review of centrally funded improvement and leadership development functions was published in July 2015. It was led by Ed Smith, NHS England’s Deputy Chair who has written an introduction to the review.

The report and its recommendations have directly informed future arrangements for leadership development and improvement.

The Review’s principles and findings have been widely accepted and supported by NHS national bodies and all those involved, and work is already underway to implement most of the recommendations set out within the report.