The Academy is pleased to be sponsoring the HOPE European Exchange programme again in 2017. HOPE – which stands for Hospitals of EurOPE – is an exchange programme which offers NHS colleagues in leadership positions a unique opportunity to exchange time in their healthcare system with another EU member state for four weeks. Not only does it encourage networking and the sharing of ideas and good practice across Europe; it helps hosting organisations look at their services from a fresh perspective, including how to make improvements to patient care.

The exchange part of the programme is followed by an international meeting for all participants.

The 2017 programme will run from 15 May – 14 June 2017.

This year, we are looking to increase the number of UK applicants and encourage more organisations – across the NHS spectrum – to host participants from other EU countries to open up the experience for more people.

For more details and to apply please visit the website: http://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/programmes/hope-programme/