Headlines: September 25th, 2001

The NHS Modernisation Agency has launched a head hunt to find chief executives for the health service of tomorrow. A national advert is about to appear inviting experienced directors of NHS trusts o apply for an intensive, week-long development programme to be run by the NHS Leadership Centre. This is part of a wider project which includes a year-long programme for directors aspiring to be chief executives which will begin in Spring 2002.The Leadership Centre has commissioned the Kings Fund, Leeds University Business School and the Nuffield Institute for Health to run the programme which starts in January 2002. During the event, directors will discuss the rapidly changing context for the NHS with high profile contributors and take part in group exercises on leading complex organizations. They will also receive support on planning their future personal development and career options.