Are you a parent working in the NHS with an ambition to progress your career?

Apply now for the Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship (Deadline: 18 June 2024)

The Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship is a supportive leadership career development programme for NHS leaders with children who are ambitious in their careers. 

Too often, parents feel they must choose between an ambitious career and enjoying their young children. Too many see their career and earnings stall after having children even though their ambitions remain.

Specifically for NHS clinical and non-clinical staff who are passionate about career development and have young children, the Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship Programme supports parents working in the health service to progress at work into senior leadership positions whilst also balancing commitments as a parent.

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The Leaders Plus Fellowship helped me plan my return from maternity leave so I came back to work with an ambitious but realistic career plan, and the confidence and tools to put it in place." Dr. Hannah Bienias, Emergency Medicine Consultant - South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Leaders Plus Fellow 2021

Hear From Dr Suhana Ahmed – Consultant Psychiatrist & Leaders Plus Fellow

This NHS Fellowship is for you if you would like to:

  • Progress your career whilst enjoying your young children
  • Get fresh ideas from outside the NHS of how you can combine young children with an ambitious career
  • Be part of a supportive community of peers with other NHS leaders
  • Take time to hone your vision for career and family and get support to make that vision a reality
  • Gain practical leadership skills that help you to get the most from your team

By the end of the Fellowship, you will have developed:

  • Fresh perspective on how to balance your career aspirations with your caring responsibilities
  • A peer network of other parents in the NHS who are ambitious about their careers
  • More clarity on your hopes and purpose for career and family life
  • Practical skills in how to progress your career and manage others
  • A positive movement of change for other working parents in your department or trust

By joining the Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship you are becoming part of a strong community of mums and dads working in the NHS.

Together, we are building a positive movement for change so that all new parents can thrive in leadership roles.


We have put together some additional information below, as well as answers to our most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

If you've got a question about the NHS Fellowship that hasn't been answered here, or you're wondering if it's right for you, please get in touch with our team.

For advice on securing employer funding for the NHS Fellowship please read this blog.

Read our NHS Leaders Plus Fellows: Autumn 2022 Impact Evaluation to see our impact.

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The application process is quick and easy to complete and you can save your progress. The application deadline is Tuesday 18 June 2024.

There are up to 60 places available and we conduct interviews on a rolling basis.

If you have any problems please email the team at who will be happy to support you.

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