In December 2019, Social Care Wales and Health Education Improvement Wales submitted a joint draft workforce strategy to the Minister for Health and Social Services, a key component of which was a commitment to supporting collective and compassionate leadership within the workforce. 

Whilst they await a response to the draft strategy they are continuing to develop a framework to take this work forward.  The national steering group has drafted core principles for leadership to help create shared vision for leadership in Social Care and Health services across Wales. 

| Download draft principles which they are consulting on until 10 April 2020 here (English language) |

| Download draft principles which they are consulting on until 10 April 2020 here (Welsh language) |

These Principles have been co-designed by Social Care Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales, with input from Prof Michael West, and the Leadership Steering Group which includes representatives of both sectors, Academi Wales and Welsh Government. They are underpinned by a robust evidence base developed over 30 years by experts in the field. They reflect the feedback gained from the significant engagement during the development of the draft Workforce Strategy for Health & Care, as well as more recent events such as the Autumn Leadership Conference.

They would welcome your feedback on these draft Principles by 10 April 2020.

During the six week consultation period they will be attending key network meetings and events, with the aim of talking to as many people as possible. If you would like to talk to them about the principles or the wider programme of activity please do not hesitate to get in touch.

| Full information of how to submit your comments on the draft principles is provided here (English language) |

| Full information of how to submit your comments on the draft principles is provided here (Welsh language) |

Below are a selection of evidence based resources available on the Leadership Portal, hosted in HEIW.  

Kings Fund Resources
An interview with Professor West on compassionate leadership
NHS Improvement Cultural Assessment Tools

They welcome your views and would encourage responses from across the sector so please circulate within your networks.  They will be jointly collating the feedback they receive and so responses can be sent to:  [email protected]