Welcome from Ali Wilson

Chair, NHS North East Leadership Academy and Chief Officer, NHS Darlington CCG and NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG


The North East and Cumbria Leadership Academy aims to continuously develop the most critical resource within the NHS – its people. Our programmes aim to maximise the capacity and capability of our leaders so that we can collectively deliver and transform the services we offer to achieve the highest possible quality of care.
Whilst our core purpose is to improve health outcomes and the experience of our patients, carers and communities, we are also committed to developing individual potential within the diverse professional groups who support the commissioning and delivery of services.  
I have been privileged to Chair the Academy since August 2016 having inherited an already thriving and developmental community of leadership and organisational development practitioners. I warmly invite you to take advantage of the opportunities you will find described on our website and within our brochure.

Welcome from Clive Spencer

Director, NHS North East Leadership Academy


The Academy aims to develop the leadership capability and capacity of NHS leaders and managers and wider health and social care systems, and to improve services to the patients and communities across north east England.

We provide a range of development opportunities to staff in the north east including formal leadership programmes, coaching, master classes and leadership summits. 

You can learn more about these programmes and find full details about current opportunities here on our website.