NIHR Leaders Support and Development Programme

NIHR Leadership Programme Contract Procurement

Leeds Teaching Hospital has, on behalf of NIHR TCC, commenced the procurement of a new contract for a three year period from 2019-2021.

Suitably qualified and experienced providers/provider partnerships are invited to provide proposals for the provision of a development and support programme for the National Institute for Health Research to improve the quality of health research leadership.

The programme should offer an innovative and blended approach to learning and be focused on developing leadership capabilities needed to meet current and future challenges in the health and social care landscape.

The programme should be geographically accessible for participants, and complement other leadership development programmes currently offered within the NHS system and by higher education institutions.

The procurement process is being led by Leeds Teaching Hospitals however the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre will be involved in the evaluation process and will be a named entity within the resultant contracts. The procurement documents are published on the Due North e-tender portal

If you have any queries, please post these on the Due North portal or contact


NIHR Leadership Support and Development Programme 2015-2018

The NIHR Leadership Support and Development Programme aims to improve the quality of research leadership in clinical and applied health and social care research.

The programme focuses on leadership development that contributes to research performance and to the strategic priorities of the NIHR. The programme supports NIHR Leaders and Faculty Members, senior NIHR managers and NHS R&D Directors and Managers, who support the aims of NIHR through their vital role in supporting and enabling research in the NHS.


The NIHR Leadership programme offers benefits to:

  • NIHR Leaders and Trainees, members of the NIHR Faculty and senior NIHR managers – to support and help them to be more effective in their challenging roles
  • The NHS R&D community - to help them facilitate high quality research
  • Patients and public – who gain from research-active and research-aware institutions, leading to better patient care and outcomes

The current programme has a number of work streams:

  • NIHR Leaders
  • NIHR Trainees
  • NHS R&D Directors and Managers
  • NIHR Strategic Collaborations

The current contract for provision of the NIHR leadership programme ends at the end of July 2018 and all places for cohorts for the Leadership Programme 2015-2018 have now been filled.

We anticipate that a new programme will commence in 2019. Further information will be provided on the website and dates for the 2019 programme will be published thereafter.

If you have any queries on the programme, please contact the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre on 0113 346 6260.