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Our work

Developing clinical and professional leadership for south east London

We currently spend around 100 days a week collectively on clinical and professional system leadership across south east London. How can we support all leaders to make this time as productive, collaborative, and enjoyable as possible?

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Join our Community of Practice

We’re launching the first south east London Community of Practice for health and care professionals involved or interested in systems leadership. Members will play an active role in designing and developing the Systems Leadership Academy.

Join the Community by completing this short form.

What are we doing?

Our vision for clinical and care professional leadership is for a vibrant community of leaders working across boundaries all over south east London, with clinical and professional expertise at the centre of how decisions are made across the system.

We want to support an environment where clinical and care professional system leadership in south east London is a rewarding, positive and joyful experience.

Such leadership supports our ambition to achieve better care and health outcomes for our local population, and ensure that those working to deliver care across our ICS partnership feel valued and proud to be working in south east London.

Where we’ve come from

Between February and May 2021, we – Our Healthier South East London ICS – undertook a programme of work to understand how we could meet our vision.

We heard from more than 100 leaders in a combination of interviews, digital workshops and a survey. Based on this, we set out six principles to underpin all further clinical and care professional system leadership work:

  • clear and motivational strategy
  • focused on impact
  • structures to enable, not direct
  • culture of learning
  • diversity in all we do
  • leadership support.

Read more about our approach and findings in the first phase of engagement.

What came next

From June to August 2021 we used what we heard to work with colleagues across the system and further afield on a second phase of work to develop our approach through two workstreams.

With leaders across south east London, we designed proposals and recommendations to inform the next phase of work to develop clinical and care professional capacity and capability through these workstreams. The proposals were warmly received by the ICS executive.

Read more about our proposal and recommendations for an SEL Systems Leadership Academy.

Read more about how we are developing our governance model and our proposal and recommendations.

Where we are now

We are now focusing on the launch and delivery of a new SEL Systems Leadership Academy, which will be responsible for building an inspiring community of systems leaders across south east London.

This is an exciting and ambitious proposal. It demonstrates our shared commitment to equipping our current and future system leaders with the capability and opportunity to succeed in promoting the new, more collaborative, systemic ways of working that we will need to achieve our aspirations as an integrated system of care.

Read more about our plans to develop an SEL Systems Leadership Academy.

Get involved

We want to hear from everyone with an interest and investment in system leadership across south east London.

For further information on how to get involved, including requesting an interview to share your ideas, please email Chloe at