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New modules encouraging NHS organisations to learn from and collaborate with universities and local authorities will take place later this year.
The Local Growth Academy, a collaboration between NHS Confederation and Local Government Association, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Universities UK, will deliver the modules to help NHS organisations, universities and local authorities build on their operational capacity and maximise involvement in local developments.
The new modules follow the success of two sold-out modules held by the academy, and will take place in London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham in November and December 2017.
Issues to be covered include collaborating with other sectors to make lasting local relationships; rethinking estate management; growing local productivity and prosperity; and major project development.
The modules are aimed at senior members working within the NHS with responsibility for strategy, finance, transformation or external stakeholder management.
Driving growth in local economies
The Local Growth Academy is part of the NHS Confederation’s local growth work, highlighting the significant role the NHS plays in driving growth in local economies.
NHS Confederation’s local growth adviser, Michael Wood said: “It is more important than ever that the NHS understands how local partners work, including what drives their decision-making, where there is common ground and how we might collaborate better in future.
"The Local Growth Academy has been a great way of facilitating this learning and the modules have proved very popular.”
Find out more about the modules and sign up.