Leadership and System Development Programmes

Here you can find details of our range of programmes.

National programmes

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Personal development

MA Strategic Clinical Leadership

Senior Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship

MA Strategic Clinical Leadership
Download the brochure (PDF File 1,110 KB), or for more information email healthlab@lsbu.ac.uk.

The MA Strategic Clinical Leadership Senior Leader Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship is a work based part-time 2-year degree provided with partner NHS organisations starting in September 2019. The programme is place-based (ICS/Health systems) which equips senior clinical leaders with leadership and management knowledge skills and behaviours to work in collaborative systems, using practical experience whilst also meeting the requirements of professional CPD.

Leading Primary Care Networks and Collaborations

Leading Primary Care Network Development and the Delivery of Robust Primary Care

MA Strategic Clinical Leadership
Download the brochure (PDF File 3,252 KB). To apply for this programme please complete this application form (DOCX File 129 KB) and return it to healthlab@lsbu.ac.uk.

This new programme will equip participants to effectively lead complex primary care networks and begin the long-term shift towards population health improvement, improved patient outcomes and improving the quality of lives for those working in Primary Care.


Six-month part-time programme. Workshops take place at the Royal College of GPs, Euston Sq, London NW1 2FB on the following dates:

  • 23 and 24 March 2020
  • 23 April 2020
  • 20 May 2020
  • 24 June 2020
  • 23 July 2020
  • 9 September 2020

Each module day runs from 9.30 – 17:00. Refreshments will be served from 9:00am and lunch will be provided.

Programme Team
  • Jim Hanbury
  • Nick Downham
  • Becky Malby (Speaker)
  • Other speakers from LSBU Faculty + other guest speakers from Federations/GP/ RCGP.

Masters Leading Social Change

MA Leading Social Change
Download the brochure (PDF File 1,143 KB); or for more information, email healthlab@lsbu.ac.uk.

See the course page.

“Leadership is becoming increasingly complex with a growing need to deal confidently with volatility, uncertainty, chaos and ambiguity” (Ghate et al 2013).

The Masters Leading Social Change aims to equip leaders in health, social care, criminal justice, third sector, clergy/faith leaders, community development, and education sectors to lead social change in an age of heightening complexity and disruption.

Increasingly, leaders in the field of social change are finding that traditional approaches are not sufficient for integration and collaboration between services and sectors to meet social need in a highly connected world.

The generators of need are now complex and interrelated. No one organisation can either meet need or solve social problems. Leaders are finding themselves in a new world of peer-based collaboration and interdependency.


Two years, part-time leadership programme.


Leaders of Health and Social Care, community leaders who come to the Masters with a local social change programme which forms the application work.


This innovative degree offers both face-to-face and blended learning experiences. It is delivered using a mixture of workshops, online seminars, group discussions with other students, including a regular learning circle co-consulting group, and learning journey visits and immersions.

Learning takes place through reflective practice and inquiry, both in terms of the lived experience in the learning environment and application to the community or workplace. The highly participative nature of the workshops and groups enables students to experience collaborative leadership and peer learning, exchanging ideas and experiences with the group, and immediately applying new approaches and methodologies to practice. Students are exposed to examples of innovation and have the opportunity to expand their network of like-minded communities and people committed to social change.

The learning experience is enriched with a Social Change Grand Challenge unique to the student’s system/ community, which is agreed prior to commencement on the Masters Programme. This a complex social change issue the student is leading locally, that forms the focus for application of knowledge and skills. The course covers Advanced Systemic Principles and Practices, Research Methods for Social Change Inquiry and a Dissertation (traditional or journal article) on the Grand Challenge.

Programme Team

  • Prof Murray Anderson-Wallace
  • Visiting Fellow Rebecca Myers
  • Prof Becky Malby

PGCert Systems Change: Collaborative Communities

PGCert Systems Change
Download the brochure (PDF File 1,325 KB); or for further details, email healthlab@lsbu.ac.uk

See the course page.

“Transforming systems is ultimately about transforming relationships among people who shape those systems.” Peter Senge (Senge et al 2015)

This PGCert addresses the emerging and critical need for new knowledge, skills and practice in effecting change in collaborative health and care systems. The PGCert learning approach models the skills and behaviours required by collaborative leaders in the way the programme is designed and taught. Working in partnership with the LSBU People’s Academy all aspects of the course are co-designed and delivered.


One year, part-time leadership programme.


This course is aimed at leaders from both community and citizen leadership backgrounds as well as professionals. We expect this course to particularly appeal to people working in primary and community health settings.


This innovative degree offers both face–to- face and blended learning experiences. The degree is experiential, innovative, ground breaking and open to people who are making a contribution to change in systems with communities. It builds skills in effective collaboration through a combination of taught modules, experiential learning and the completion of a co-produced service change.

The highly participative nature of the workshops and groups enables students to experience collaborative leadership and peer learning, exchanging ideas and experiences with the group, and immediately applying new approaches and methodologies to practice.

Students are exposed to examples of innovation and have the opportunity to expand their network. Modules cover Innovating in Collaborative Systems; Core Concepts of Quality and Leading Collaborative Change Programmes. Assessment is varied and innovative playing to the strengths of a diverse student community.

Programme Team

Our team, drawing together academics with people involved in health and social care, including citizens, professionals, community leaders, all of whom have lived experience of working in health and care settings, equip students with a whole systems approach to improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities.

Darzi Fellowship:

PGCert Leadership in Health (Darzi) 

For full details, please see our Darzi pages.

Personal development

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