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New Dates - Patient/Citizen Leader Programme - 2018/19


The NHS Northeast Leadership Acadamy (NELA) will be running a further cohort of the patient/citizen leaders programme commencing October 2018.  The course will run over 2½ days plus a ½ day follow up session early next year where participants will have the opportunity to re-connect and share their experiences.

The patient/citizen leaders programme will support patient leaders/emerging patient leaders to be effective and influential during participation and decision making about health and care services. The programme aims to enhance participants understanding of leadership behaviours, knowledge and skills and provide an opportunity for networking and share good practice. The programme will ideally equip the participants to be credible and effective leaders and who will champion and lead engagement in change/service improvement in their communities.

Feedback from 2017/18 participants:

“Great course, very helpful mix of knowledge, understanding and practical skills”

“Great to meet different people and hear their views”

“A most important training programme which will enable me to contribute more to the NHS and my local community”

“This was by far one of the most informative, inspirational and useful courses I’ve ever done and has greatly increased my confidence”

 Further details can be found in the attached registration pack and on our website




What is Healthwatch Darlington?

Healthwatch Darlington Limited is an independent consumer champion for health and social care in Darlington. The organisation helps to shape and improve local health and social care in our community. Healthwatch Darlington Limited is part of the Healthwatch national network, established by the Government to ensure local patients and users have a greater input to shaping and designing local services.

Contact Details

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01325 380145 (Landline)
07525237723 (Textphone)

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