Darzi Fellowship challenge

The Darzi Fellowship challenge has evolved into a prestigious, high profile programme designed to develop leaders from multi-professional backgrounds in their ability to undertake complex change initiatives that have a profound impact on them and the organisations they work for.

Darzi Fellowship Challenge Sept 2020-21: recruiting now!

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I had an energising year during the Darzi Fellowship. I learnt so much about the practicalities and realities of leading change as a clinician. I developed new skills, and awakened skills I had not used in some time, and had the opportunity to apply them. We have lots of new projects and ideas underway
now, none of which would have happened were it not for the Darzi Fellowship!


- Emma McGibbon, Darzi 8

LSBU has an excellent reputation for its first class training and for research that changes lives, making us the ideal institution to support Darzi Fellows through the delivery of our bespoke leadership development programme.

Our programme takes Fellows on a journey learning the foundations and developing an understanding of methodologies for change, as well as personal strategies and skills for leadership including working with peers and with diversity. A major strand throughout the programme is developing the ability to work effectively and productively with peers from diverse backgrounds including service users.

This programme supports the Fellows in leading real systems change projects that secure better services with and for citizens.

By the end of the programme, Fellows have:

  • The knowledge, attitude, skills and change practices to lead the NHS of the future
  • A wide network of critical friends and alliances to learn from (peer-to-peer learning)
  • A deep understanding of new models of care, their benefits, challenges and application
  • Made an impact on healthcare through the delivery of real change
  • Confidence, resilience and the ability to lead in times of uncertainty

The programme consists of the following three modules taught part-time over one year:

Innovating Systems

Innovating Systems

Understanding the Context for Leading Change and Developing and Implementing New Innovations in Care

Core Concepts of Quality

Core concepts of quality

Introducing the Concepts of Patient Flow in Systems, Improvement Science, Systems Leadership and Coproduction

Leading Change in Systems

Leading change in systems

Leading Complex Change in Systems in Real-Time through the Fellowship Challenges

Thanks so much. It was the best course I've ever done.


- Kim Nurse, Darzi 9

James Dove - Camden and Islington Mental and Physical Health Collaboration.

Tom Holliday - Islington and Haringey CCG.

Brian Sreenan - East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Lauren Fraser - South London HIN.

Darzi 10 Year Celebration

We celebrated 10 years of the Darzi Fellowship on 13 September at etc.venues, Prospero House.

Thank you to Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham OM KBE PC FRS,  Jane McGrath, CEO We Coproduce, Warren Turner, Dean of the School of Health & Social Care and various members of the Darzi Alumni who attended what was a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

Thank you to all the faculty, guest contributors, fellows and everyone involved in the Darzi Fellowship for making the last 10 years special!