Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Arthritis Research UK’s vision is to develop and cultivate a UK-wide community of multi-disciplinary learners, leaders and influencers of change in musculoskeletal health services, with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of lives for people affected by musculoskeletal conditions.

Together with Ashridge Executive Education, we have created a bespoke leadership initiative, which individuals through a unique development programme to become Champions of musculoskeletal care. The programme will be tailored to meet individual leadership development needs and ensure that Champions are supported and coached to drive tangible improvements in MSK services within their local health systems. If your application to this programme is successful, you will be supported and coached to drive improvements in musculoskeletal care within your local health system.

We are looking for individuals who are involved in the design, commissioning and/or delivery of musculoskeletal care, including front line clinicians, public health practitioners, commissioners and service managers.

We are committed to representing the communities within the system that we aim to affect, and so the cohorts of champions will be multidisciplinary and diverse and instead of hierarchical position, we will focus on the potential to lead, adapt to change and deliver impact.

The Programme:
Duration of 18-20 months and involves:

  • 5 x residential learning modules at Ashridge Executive Education.
  • Development and delivery of a work-based MSK service improvement project.
  • 4 x Action Learning Sets.
  • Access to Virtual Ashridge – an online learning tool to complement your learning.
  • Ongoing support and connection with Arthritis Research UK and your fellow Champions.
  • Support from a network of mentors; eminent leaders within the MSK sector.
  • Support from a panel of patient insight partners.

The Champions:
Throughout the consultation stage we were struck by the need to ensure the cohorts are fully representative of the breadth and diversity of the MSK workforce. As such, we are looking for individuals who are involved in the design, commissioning and/or delivery of MSK care, including front line clinicians, public health practitioners, commissioners and service managers. To ensure cohorts are multidisciplinary and diverse we will focus less on hierarchical position and take into consideration the potential to lead, adapt to change and deliver impact.

Key dates:
Programme open for applications – 9 April 2018
Deadline for applications – 17 June 2018
Interviews – w/c 16th and 23 July 2018
Programme starts – w/c 22 October 2018

If you would like to find out more about this amazing opportunity and how to apply, please visit the application page.

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