NHS Leadership Academy

Ready Now programme

You’ve worked your way up. You’ve trained, self-improved. You’ve given up your own time. You’ve inspired others and earned respect. You’ve overcome adversity. You’ve proven just how good you are. But you’re not done yet.

If your next move is towards a board level position, or a significantly more senior role then our Ready Now programme for senior BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) leaders can help realise your potential. The programme will support you to work within the system, to transform towards greater levels of equality and inclusion as you progress.


Ready Now is an innovative, inspirational positive action programme from the NHS Leadership Academy which will enhance your skills, knowledge and ability to succeed. It’s a game changer.

There are taught elements, self-taught elements, group work, psychodynamic processes, experiential learning and a constantly evolving range of approaches to support your success.

And, once on the programme you’ll be contributing to a more inclusive leadership culture that better represents the demographic of our country and showcases the depth and breadth of BAME talent across the NHS.

Applications are welcome from individuals working in the NHS or providing NHS funded services (in England) at band 8a, or clinical equivalent or above.

The Ready Now programme is fully funded by the NHS Leadership Academy.

Applications for the Ready Now Programme will close no later than 24 January 2020. 

For more details please see: https://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/programmes/the-ready-now-programme/?source=chainmail