About the programme
The Essentials programme offers a standardised, practical and comprehensive syllabus of applied learning covering all aspects of operational management of elective care services. It will enhance participants’ knowledge, skills and expertise in elective care operational management and enable managers to do their job more effectively.
The programme has been developed and is delivered by the Elective Intensive Support Team and includes input from external experts regarding clinical engagement, information and reporting. Two types of the programme are offered a generic elective care and a cancer-specific programme.
Find out more about the programme.
Cohorts in 2019/2020
We have already delivered or are in the process of delivering cohorts 1 — 4. The schedule for cohorts 5 — 11 running up to March 2020 is shown below.
|Cohort No||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Generic or cancer-specific||Location||Closing date for applications|
|5||Tuesday 9 April 2019||Tuesday 30 April 2019||Wednesday 15 May 2019||Wednesday 5 June 2019||Wednesday 19 June 2019||Wednesday 3 July 2019||Cancer||Sheffield||Thursday 7 March 2019|
|6||Tuesday 7 May 2019||Tuesday 21 May 2019||Tuesday 11 June 2019||Tuesday 25 June 2019||Tuesday 9 July 2019||Wednesday 24 July 2019||Generic||Bristol||Thursday 21 March 2019|
|7||Tuesday 3 September 2019||Tuesday 17 September 2019||Tuesday 1 October 2019||Tuesday 15 October 2019||Tuesday 29 October 2019||Tuesday 12 November 2019||Cancer||Derby||Thursday 20 June 2019|
|8||Thursday 12 September 2019||Thursday 26 September||Thursday 10 October 2019||Thursday 24 October 2019||Thursday 7 November 2019||Thursday 21 November 2019||Generic||Manchester||Thursday 18 July 2019|
|9||Thursday 3 October 2019||Thursday 17 October||Thursday 31 October 2019||Thursday 14 November 2019||Thursday 28 November 2019||Thursday 12 December 2019||Cancer||Reading||Thursday 8 August 2019|
|10||Tuesday 14 January 2020||Tuesday 28 January||Tuesday 11 February 2020||Tuesday 25 February 2020||Tuesday 10 March 2020||Tuesday 24 March 2020||Generic||London||Thursday 14 November 2019|
|11||Tuesday 18 February 2020||Tuesday 3 March||Tuesday 17 March 2020||Tuesday 31 March 2020||Tuesday 21 April 2020||Tuesday 5 May 2020||Cancer||Doncaster||Thursday 5 December 2019|
How to apply
Before applying, you should ensure you meet the entry criteria, ie:
- have day-to-day operational responsibility for either elective care or cancer services
- you have approval from your line manager and sponsorship from a senior executive lead in your trust
- you can attend all six days
Please select the relevant application form, clearly indicating the cohort you would like to attend and return the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address should also be used for general enquiries about the programme.