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Scholarship

The Healthcare Leadership Academy is delighted to announce that the annual application period for our landmark scholars programme will open on 1st March 2020. In this, our fourth year of running the programme, we are proud to announce we are offering even more places to outstanding applicants across the medical, nursing and allied health professions. This year, the course is formally sponsored and supported by the Medical Defence Union and Medics.Academy. It is also an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) approved course, permitting those who complete it eligibility to apply to become ILM fellows and gain post nominals.

Cohorts

The HLA is recruiting eight cohorts of scholars to start in September 2020. The cohorts will have contact sessions based primarily in one of the following locations: LondonNewcastleBristol, Belfast, Edinburgh and Amsterdam. There will be approximately 10-15 scholars per cohort.

A total of 80 fully-funded scholarships will be available in this application round, with 30 places reserved for scholars within 2 years of completing their basic healthcare qualification (e.g. healthcare degree). The other 50 fully-funded places will be full competitive entry. The scholarships are worth £2500 each, covering all programme costs. In addition to the 80 posts aforementioned, a further small number of unfunded and partial Scholarship places will be available based on competitive entry and full or partial self-funding. All scholars will need to self-fund any travel/accommodation costs.

We are very grateful to Namita Kumar, Aly Williamson and their team at Health Education England North East (HEE NE) and Jane Thurlow, Anne Elliott and the team at Health Education England, Severn Deanery, Louise Dubras for supporting HLA Belfast, sponsorship from The MDU and our partners Medics.Academy, who facilitate our ability to offer 80 scholarships for free.

Who can apply?

All programmes will be open to applications from medical, nursing and allied health professional students, doctors, and healthcare professionals on the NMC or HCPC registers or equivalent from your country of practice or residence. We welcome international applications to any and all cohorts.

HEE NE have specifically sponsored 10 scholarships for doctors in the Foundation Programme and doctors in CT1/ST1 or CT2/ST2 as well as 10 scholarships for doctors in ST3+ to CCT, of an HEE NE training programme. HEE Severn have sponsored 10 places for ST3+ to CCT doctors on a HEE SW programme.

Please read the person specification carefully before starting your application. The person specification can be found here.

How long is the programme?

The programme will last twelve months with 8 mandatory contact days in each programme. While transport and accommodation won’t be funded with the scholarship, the teaching and learning costs will be fully covered. Self-funded individuals will need to cover all or part of their costs if offered a place.

What’s expected of scholars?

Scholars will be expected to develop a project over the course of their year. Previous projects have reached national prominence, winning prizes, publications and presentations at national events including at the House of Lords. Participants will also have opportunities to be introduced to key leaders and individuals that will help challenge their thinking and support them in the development of their projects.

Check out some of our scholars projects below!

 

Application

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: Monday 30th March 2020 at Midday (12 noon) GMT.

1. For general applications

The following areas must be completed:

  • An essay, no longer than one side of A4 and in .PDF format, outlining:
    • How you meet the person specification and what you hope to get out of being an HLA scholar AND
    • A project that you wish to use the HLA, as a supporting platform to undertake  
  • A video log no more than 60-seconds long introducing yourself, describing your leadership experience and why you should be offered a place on a HLA Cohort
  • The submission confirmation form which can be found at this link.
  • All three must be completed and submitted via wetransfer.com to
    hla.recruitment@thehealthcareleadership.academy.

2. For Healthcare Leadership Blog applications

This is a specific scholar application that involves working with the HLA Blog team throughout the duration of the programme to facilitate the publishing of monthly articles for the HLA blog. 3 scholarships will be reserved for successful applicants to this tailored programme. These are funded scholarship places if successful.

The following areas must be completed:

  • An essay, no longer than one side of A4 and in .PDF format, outlining:
    • How you meet the person specification and what you hope to get out of being an HLA scholar AND
    • A sample of 3 blog articles that you would like to see published on The Leadership Blog. The articles should be <1000 words long.
  • A video log no more than 60-seconds long introducing yourself and describing your leadership experience
  • The submission confirmation form which can be found at this link.
  • All three must be completed and submitted via wetransfer.com to
    hla.recruitment@thehealthcareleadership.academy.

3. For HLA Listen podcast applications:

This is a specific scholar application that involves the release of 6 podcasts for our podcast channel HLA Listen as their project. 3 scholarships will be reserved for successful applicants to this tailored programme. These are funded scholarship places if successful.

 

The following areas must be completed:

  • An essay, no longer than one side of A4 and in .PDF format, outlining:
  • A podcast of no more than 10 minutes covering a topic of your choice in Healthcare
    • The podcast should be sent as a sound file via wetransfer
  • An outline of the episode +/- a script should be included in .pdf format
  • A video log no more than 60-seconds long introducing yourself and describing your leadership experience
  • The submission confirmation form which can be found at this link.
  • All five must be completed and submitted via wetransfer.com to
    hla.recruitment@thehealthcareleadership.academy.

4. For HLA Instagram Channel applications:

This is a specific scholar application that involves the design of our HLA Instagram presence as their project. 2 scholarships will be reserved for successful applicants to this tailored programme. These are funded scholarship places if successful.

The following areas must be completed:

  • An essay, no longer than one side of A4 and in .PDF format, outlining:
  • An example of 15 instagram posts that you would post for The HLA with the theme “How I would change the world”
  • A video log no more than 60-seconds long introducing yourself and describing your leadership experience
  • The submission confirmation form which can be found at this link.
  • All five must be completed and submitted via wetransfer.com to
    hla.recruitment@thehealthcareleadership.academy.se review the dates for the four programmes at the following links:

     

    Please be aware that attendance at all the sessions related to your cohort is mandatory. If these dates fall around scholars’ exam schedules – and it was not predictable, an account will be taken of this, but this must be discussed at the interview and The HLA reserves the right to reject candidates on the basis of non-attendance or likelihood of non-attendance.