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Alliance Clinical Director selected for prestigious senior leadership programme

Posted on April 27, 2017

Dr Allister Grant from the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) NHS Alliance is one of 18 senior health professionals in the UK to be selected for GenerationQ, a pioneering leadership programme from independent health care charity the Health Foundation.

The fellowship has a track record of developing senior leaders who understand how complex health systems work and who have the skills to transform health care quality and bring about sustainable, system-wide change.

The GenerationQ programme develops Fellows to drive forward and influence improvements across health services and organisations. 

Dr Grant said: ‘Getting through the rigorous assessment process and then being selected for this leadership fellowship is a great honor and opportunity. It will help me to effectively further deliver the ambitions of the LLR health economy in terms of the transformation and delivery of safe, high quality planned healthcare.

Dr Grant is a Consultant Liver Specialist and the Clinical Director of the LLR NHS Alliance. This is a partner organisation and comprises the three NHS providers in LLR (University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester Partnership Trust and the GP Provider Company) and the three LLR commissioners (West Leicester, East Leicester and Rutland and the City CCGs). He started working as a consultant in Leicester in 2004 and has worked collaboratively with the CCG’s in ‘Planned Care’ for many years before becoming the LLR NHS Alliance Clinical Director at its commencement in April 2004.

Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, said ‘We have 18 gifted people participating in the Fellowship and are very excited to see what they will achieve. GenerationQ equips those wanting to improve frontline care with a wide range of tools for leading improvement. These skills are needed now more than ever because of the challenge on health care to transform at pace over the next few years.’

GenerationQ provides an innovative learning experience structured around four leadership domains. The challenging programme includes residential leadership forums, executive coaching, action learning in peer groups and the opportunity to engage with systems beyond health.

Fellows undertake an 18-month part time programme to complete a postgraduate certificate in leadership (Quality Improvement) with the option to complete an MSc. Fellows will develop personal and relational skills and strategies, equipping them to confront the multitude of challenges facing health and health care today. They will also lead a significant improvement project in their organisation or system.

The fellowship is delivered in partnership with Ashridge Executive Education.

For further information about GenerationQ visit the Health Foundation website www.health.org.uk/generationq