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Scholarship

The Healthcare Leadership Academy is delighted to announce that the annual application period for our landmark scholars programme is now open. In this, our third 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

With sincere gratitude to Namita Kumar and Aly Williamson and their team at Health Education England North East (HEE NE) and Martin Beaman, Jane Thurlow Anne Elliott and the team at Health Education England, Severn Deanery. The HLA is organising four cohorts of scholars starting in September 2019. There will be a cohort of approximately 20 scholars based in London, and a further cohort of approximately 40 scholars based in Newcastle. The HLA is also proud to introduce two new cohorts in Bristol and Amsterdam, with approximately 20 scholars for each cohort.

Who can apply?

All programmes will be open to applications from medical, nursing and allied health professional students, as well as doctors prior to commencing core/speciality training and professionals on the NMC or HCPC registers within five years of qualification.

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+ of an HEE NE training programme. HEE Severn have sponsored 10 places for ST3+ doctors in the Bristol 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, the teaching and learning costs will be fully covered.

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 22nd April at Midday (12 noon) GMT.

1. For general applications

The following areas must be completed:

  • An essay, no longer than one side of A4, 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 help drive the project  
  • 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. This must be completed and submitted after you have emailed your essay and transferred your video log 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 1000-word articles for the HLA blog. 3 scholarships will be reserved for successful applicants to this tailored programme.

The following areas must be completed:

  • An essay, no longer than one side of A4, 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 800-1200 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. This must be completed and submitted after you have emailed your essay and transferred your video log 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.

The following areas must be completed:

  • An essay, no longer than one side of A4, outlining:
    • How you meet the person specification and what you hope to get out of being an HLA scholar AND
    • 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 either .pdf or word 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. This must be completed and submitted after you have emailed your essay and transferred your video log via wetransfer.com to 
      hla.recruitment@thehealthcareleadership.academy.

    Please 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, 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.