Citizens Leadership Academy

Here in our local Academy we strive to work with our citizens/patients to achieve true co-production.

The Citizen Leadership Academy was formed to create a sustainable culture of improvement, engagement, inclusion and innovation working with our local population through Citizen/patients leaders equipped with the skills, capabilities, confidence, competence and capacity to make a difference to the NHS system and its partners. We have worked with our citizens/patient design team to shape the Citizen Leadership Academy Framework, which is continually evolving and is widely supported by NHS Improvement and NHS England.

We are creating an academy of people who work with the joint purpose of building and supporting the NHS, from the perspective of the citizen/patient, to function better with systems/structures, to be a listening NHS, to tell the story of individuals and share lived experience.

As a result of undertaking training, development and sharing lived experience there will be a cadre of people equipped with the skills, confidence and capabilities to operate within systems from the perspective of the citizen/patient as ambassadors for West Midlands Leadership Academy, who can facilitate, influence and deliver leadership development interventions in partnership with us, growing our associate model and truly holding the citizen/patient and the heart of all we do.