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HLA Scholars programme opens for applications



Clinicians from across the UK and around the world are being invited to apply for the annual Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) Scholars programme.

The prestigious scholarship has been set up to develop and nurture healthcare leaders of the future.

The HLA is now taking applications from medical, nursing and allied health professions for the new programme which begins in September 2023.

A total of 100 fully-funded scholarships will be available in this latest application round.

The 12-month programme, now in its seventh year, aims to inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Over the course of the year, scholars will be expected to develop a community project with support from key leaders.

Previous projects have reached national and international prominence, winning prizes, publications and presentations at international events including at the UK House of Lords.

Johann Malawana, Managing Director at The HLA, said:

“Our programme grows year on year, supporting the most promising clinicians in Europe and beyond, giving them the opportunity to nurture their leadership skills and develop projects that go on to have real impact in the world of healthcare.

“We encourage applications from clinicians who are keen to explore leadership and look forward to seeing what our new intake of Scholars will go on to achieve.”

The HLA launched in 2016 with the flagship HLA Scholars programme based in London.

Since then, it has rapidly spread across the UK, then Europe and over the last year, beyond.

The programme now has cohorts in London, Belfast, Newcastle, Belfast, and Edinburgh, Amsterdam and cohorts attracting scholars from beyond Europe.

This year, the programme will continue to expand, delivering virtual cohorts to enable increasing numbers of international scholars to join.

The HLA scholarship recognises healthcare students and professionals with proven leadership ability, giving them the opportunity to take their leadership skills to the next level.

HLA Scholar, Devina Maru, commented:

“The HLA Scholars programme offers an invaluable opportunity to build on your leadership skills and collaborate on projects with inspirational, talented and entrepreneurial individuals.

“Being selected to speak in the House of Lords event on the topic of ‘women in leadership’ was a fantastic opportunity.

“As a Scholar, you will learn and develop leadership skills such as project management, recruiting teams, networking, media training, negotiation and team-working skills.

“Look forward to networking with a group of entrepreneurial peers and leave feeling inspired after hearing from leaders and people with significant commercial experience.”

A total of 100 fully-funded scholarships are available in this application round.

To find out more, visit: https://join.thehealthcareleadership.academy/hla-2023-24-scholars-programme-application-portal

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