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Primary care and the staff that work in it have a significant role to play in delivering and transforming health and care services. Primary care is the foundation of our health and care system, it accounts for the largest number of daily contacts with our citizens and is the first point of contact for most of us.

The NHS is constantly evolving and over the coming years, some of the most wide-ranging changes will occur in primary care.  To meet the needs of a changing population, adopt important innovations and redesign for greater sustainability, primary care teams across England will need to evolve the way they work.  This is a leadership challenge of unprecedented scale and complexity which requires that primary care professionals are inspired, equipped and supported in leadership roles. This has been recognised in successive national policy documents including the General Practice Five Year Forward View , the National Improvement and Leadership Development Board's "Developing People – Improving Care” and the NHS Long Term Plan

The Leadership Academy aims to provide a clear, consistent and accessible leadership development offer for the range of staff who work in primary care. We aim to support both individuals, teams, networks and systems. Download the Leadership Academy new eBook to read more. Please click here to find out more about the support available for primary care organisations and individuals in the South East. 

Through our work we support the system to meet the needs of today whilst equipping our staff with the skills to identify and transform services for the future.

If you would like to join our Primary Care Network to receive our latest programme and event offers and updates for primary care, please email your details to

Please use the links below to explore our local offer.

Access Coaching or Mentoring 

Coaching is an extremely effective form of personal development that helps individuals move forward with a particular situation, or in their careers, for a set duration. People seek a coach because they want to improve their circumstances and achieve their goals. Often people are looking to learn new ways of thinking and approaching issues.

Our Coaching Register is open to mentees from across Primary Care in Thames Valley and Wessex. Find out more and register.

Mentoring is the support and guidance of one individual to another to help with professional development and career goals with the opportunity to develop leadership capacity at all levels over a longer period of time. Our Mentoring Register is open to mentees from across Primary Care in Thames Valley and Wessex. Find out more and register.