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Pathway for Partnership is an award-winning development programme, designed to transform organisations and Partners.

Available for Primary Care Networks (PCNs) at scale, this comprehensive programme is curated to assist your organisations in navigating the intricacies of healthcare leadership, address financial challenges, and ensure operational sustainability. If you’re looking to enhance your practice’s financial and operational strategies and overall resilience, this programme is just for you.

The Problem

Survival – Partners and Partnerships are being squeezed by competing Clinical & Leadership priorities. Partners do not have enough time to run their businesses effectively. How attractive is it to become a partner? Declining figures suggests not!

Increased patient/operational complexities compounded by acute financial pressures and inappropriate transfer of work from secondary care are all making successful delivery of the Primary care NHS contract unviable.

Our Solution

Pathway for Partnership is a guided organisational development programme curated specifically for the uniqueness of GP Partnerships where clinicians lead in a team of peers.

Leadership in GP practice is a ‘team sport’ and a purposefully aligned leadership team that provides clear direction for everyone delivering patient care will take your partnership from surviving to thriving.


Pathway for Partnership creates Ambidextrous Partnership Teams by enhancing and blending clinical and entrepreneurial leadership behaviours. This approach optimises organisational development, driving both medical and financial excellence.

  • Improved financial health of organisation
  • Productive gains through a clear vision for all
  • Enhance organisational culture through reduced disruptions, such as staff turnover​
  • Made by GP Partners, for GP Partners

Assessment Tool

Try our Primary Care Leadership Assessment Tool to evaluate your practice’s performance.


At £3,000 per Partner, Pathway for Partnership aligns with the PCN DES 24/25 funding stream via the Capacity and Access Support Payment (CASP) in supporting Partners to develop their Leadership and Strategy skills and improve Operational efficiency.

Head to page 50, section 11, of the Network Contract DES 2024/25 to find out more. Use the link below.

Programme Information


*12-month programme

*6 face-to-face sessions (10am – 6pm, Euston, London)

*7 virtual check-ins (1.5 hours each, via MS Teams, 12:30pm – 2:00pm)

*All sessions recorded for convenience


Our next cohort runs from September 11, 2024, to July 23, 2025
All sessions are held on Wednesdays

Virtual check-ins dates:

*September 11, 2024
*November 6, 2024
*December 18, 2024
*February 12, 2025
*April 30, 2025
*June 18, 2025
*July 23, 2025

Face-to-face sessions:

*October 2, 2024
*November 27, 2024
*January 29, 2025
*March 26, 2025
*May 21, 2025
*July 9, 2025


*Blended virtual and in-person format

*6 full-day face-to-face sessions in Euston, London, 10:00am – 6:00pm

*7 virtual check-ins on MS Teams, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

*In-person attendance strongly recommended to maximise networking and collaborative opportunities


*Programme fee: £3,000 per Partner.

*Funding opportunities available via your PCN and ICB.

*PCNs and ICBs can commission the programme at a discounted price for network-wide participation. Email us at [email protected].

More Information

For more information, download our Pathway for Partnership Information Pack.

Programme Highlights

Enhance personal leadership skills by mastering various leadership styles, crisis management, and fostering healthy partnerships. Collaborative leadership enabled strength-based working within the Partnership.  Enhance leadership skills by exploring various leadership methodologies.Master crisis leadership strategies to cultivate a healthy partnership.
Acquire effective team leadership techniques, incorporating conflict resolution strategies and successful change management methods. Productive gains via clear vision for all and improved financial health.
Attain proficiency in strategic planning, innovative thinking, and the practical aspects of developing and implementing a practice strategy. Enhance organisational Culture reduced disruption e.g. staff turnover.   
Improvement in Intent to Stay
Increase in Retention of Staff Members
Return on Investment
Positive Programme Feedback

What past participants say about the programme

My confidence as a partner has increased exponentially because of this programme. It has given me time and space to be able to consider what I am actually meant to be doing and has been invaluable.

Katrina Humphreys
GP & Partner at Lisson Grove Health Centre

Pathway to Partnership helped us develop a clear vision and culture. We feel more galvanised and positive as a result, which has had a huge impact on day-to-day working in the practice.

Dr Alex Watters
GP & Partner, Brookside Surgery

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