NHS Senior Leadership Onboarding and Support


National onboarding resources for senior leaders

Who is this for?

These resources are designed to support senior leaders working in any part of the system or the partnership delivery structures in developing your leadership in a complex and changing landscape. In addition to these resources there are specific elements for Chairs and Non Executive Directors and Chief Executives, as well as a specific offer for people newly appointed to Integrated Care Boards.

If you are new to the NHS, or working in partnership with it, the Governance, Assurance and Understanding the NHS page has useful resources to support you in understanding the systems around you.

These resources have been designed to complement your local induction. We’ve grouped resources around key competencies that support senior and aspiring senior leaders in delivering safe high quality care, great patient experience and improving population health. If you think this site could be even better…please send suggestions to [email protected]

Mentors/Mentees for ICB and Provider Chairs and Chief Executives

We have created a new register for ICB and provider chairs and CEOs who would be interested in a mentoring relationship. If you would like to take part please complete the Mentor Form or the Mentee Form and return to [email protected].

We are developing some resources to support both mentors and mentees, and these will be available in due course.

You can find the latest guidance to Integrated Care here:

Integrated Care

Integrated Care System (ICS) Development

NHS England have produced a menu of support offers and resources available to ICSs. The menu of support provides a comprehensive guide to national ICS development support currently available to systems. This updated menu of support is focussed on support available in key priority areas highlighted through ICS System Development Plans updated on 31 March 2022. The menu of support will be updated on a regular basis (every 2 3 months) as new support offers come on stream. Support offers are available to systems on an optional-use basis. These support offers are either delivered directly by NHS England or commissioned from external suppliers and range from informal and ad hoc support to more intensive offers.

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N.B. The signposting on this website is not intended as an endorsement but to support your thinking in your new role.