Chief executive development network

Our Chief Executive Development Network has been designed to support you with your development and ensure you are the best you can be in your challenging roles, both for yourself and for patient care.

Free membership to this established network for accountable officers and CEOs across health and care includes:  

  • Themed sessions with expert speakers leading to facilitated communities of practice ( more information can be found under Action for Change)
  • Facilitated conversations with senior colleagues to inform policy development (Dialogues for Change
  • Access to online resources   
  • Drop-in CEO common rooms  
  • Transitions coaching (for newly appointed CEOs)  

To register your interest to join the CEDN please click the link below

Non-urgent advice: The National Guardian for the NHS – Freedom to Speak Up Webinar

The National Guardian for the NHS – Freedom to Speak Up Webinar: 2-3pm on 20th October

Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark is a registered nurse with more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS, higher education, voluntary and private sectors. Jayne is the Independent Chair for the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board and most recently was a non-executive director at NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group where she was also a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian.

In this session, Jayne will share her insights as the National Guardian and talk about the opportunity for chairs and chief executives to set the tone for Freedom to Speak Up in their organisations. There will also be time for you to share good practice with your colleagues and ask Jayne questions.

Responding to Covid19 has created an opportunity to redesign and diversify the Network offers, enabling us to open invitations to all Chief Executives and Accountable Officers working within Healthcare organisations as part of the Executive Suite:

Rest and Restore Spaces

We have now run eight Common Room style meetings for Chief Executives and Accountable officers. We are now also offering these informal sessions for Chairs.

The Rest and Restore Spaces are 90-minute online network meetings for a maximum of 15 participants at a time. Each confidential session provides the mutual support and psychological safety to stop and reflect. By getting involved you will benefit from connecting with colleagues to compare experiences and have conversations that matter most for your well-being.

To register your interest for one of the upcoming sessions please click the link below.

Dedicated transition coach 

First time, newly appointed CEOs and accountable officers in Healthcare organisations can have access to a dedicated transition coach who will initially welcome individuals into the network and then to help progress their individual personal learning agenda and shape network events. If you are interested, please e-mail us on [email protected] 

Dialogue for Change

Dialogues are half-day facilitated conversations, providing the opportunity for mutually influential discussions between Chief Executives and national system leaders. The sessions offer guests the confidential opportunity to describe their thinking and its underlying influences, whilst being open to discussion and debate with members. So, for each session for example, we hope to be able to explore questions such as ‘what have you learned from the last six months and how is that shaping your Policy/Plans/future thinking?’
Amanda Pritchard pioneered the Network’s first Dialogue that took place on 14 October.

Future dates and speakers will be confirmed soon.

Non-urgent advice: We’d like your feedback

This collection of materials is under development. When you have visited the appropriate sections for you from the suite above we would be grateful if you would use the feedback form.