Welcome to the Leeds Health and Care Academy

We design and deliver learning and development opportunities and collaborative workforce projects for all health and care staff and organisations across the city of Leeds.

We work on behalf of the entire Leeds health and care sector. Our partners include the Leeds NHS Trusts, Leeds City Council, the ICB in Leeds and the city’s colleges and universities, as well as third and independent sector organisations.

Our purpose is to create better integration of the health and social care workforce in Leeds and realise the potential of our One Workforce through planning, delivering and learning together. 

Portfolio
Areas

Careers & Education

Initiatives and opportunities that aim to strengthen the workforce in terms of numbers, or through specific skills development. These programmes encourage people to join, or develop within, the Leeds health and care sector, providing meaningful progression opportunities and support.

Careers & Education

SYSTEM LEADERSHIP, CHANGE AND CULTURE

Enabling the workforce to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that strengthen effective place-based and cross-organisational working. These programmes provide space for collaborative learning, and support the city in delivering integrated care through diverse and effective citywide leadership.

System Leadership

Digital, Data & Technology

Learning opportunities designed to develop digital capabilities and competencies that will advance health and care in Leeds. These programmes focus on both core and specialist digital skills, and highlight the digital, data and technology career opportunities available within the sector.

Digital Data

Essential Health and Care Learning

Providing core knowledge and skills training for the Leeds health and care workforce, which is recognised across organisational boundaries.

Essential Health

Current Learning
Opportunities

Our learning and development programmes are free at the point of access and available to all health and care staff and volunteers across the city. They offer a unique opportunity for people to learn and work together as one Team Leeds. 

Better Conversations, Self study,Virtual Interactive
Better Conversations provides space for staff to reflect on their conversations and explore their communication in a supportive environment. A 1-hour self-study package or 3-hour Digital Workshop is currently available to book for anybody working in health and care in Leeds.
Digital Workshop
We are currently facilitating two Digital Workshops, 'Facilitating Hybrid Meetings' and 'Leading Hybrid Teams'.
Springboard
This award-winning international programme is a 3-month personal and work development initiative aimed at women working in non-managerial roles. This opportunity is available to women working across health and care in Leeds, up to and including Band 6 / PO4 or equivalent.

Partner
Opportunities

Find out about some of the exciting events and development opportunities being offered by our health and care partners.

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Health Literacy Awareness training

Shared decision making is a joint process in which a healthcare professional works together with a person to reach a decision about care. Nearly half of adults in England (43%) struggle to read and understand health information. When that information includes words and numbers, that rises to 61%. This health literacy awareness session will explain how to improve people’s understanding and use of health information and support people to make more informed decisions about their healthcare.
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Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2023

Monday 6th February 2023, 2pm-8pm at Leeds First Direct Arena. Attendees have the opportunity to speak to employers from a diverse range of sectors, including health and social care, about how they work and what's involved. There will be over 100 exhibitors on the day offering information, advice and live vacancies. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
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Leeds Schwartz Round- ‘Let It Be’

Thursday 23rd February, 12.15pm-13.30pm. Organised by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, Schwartz Rounds provide a confidential and structured space where staff and volunteers, clinical and non-clinical, can come together to reflect on the emotional impact of working in health and care. February's Schwartz Round offers colleagues the opportunity to take time to reflect on their experiences around the theme 'Let It Be'.

News

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Read more about our latest vacancy, which includes details on applying to become part of a small cross-organisational project team supporting an exciting, transformational digital platform.
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Take a look at our latest job opportunity, which includes details on applying to become part of the Leeds One Workforce team.
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Find out more about our latest job vacancy, which includes details on applying to become part of a small cross-organisational project team supporting an exciting, transformational digital platform.