Higher Development Award – personal development programme for Clinical and non-Clinical Support staff

9 March, 2023

The Higher Development Award is a personal development programme for Support Workers that enables Clinical and Non-Clinical Support Workers from all sectors to “Be the best and acknowledge potential”.

Health Education England continues to engage with employers and colleges across the country, providing support to structure the Higher Development Award (HDA) for your area. To find out more about the programme and join the national network please email Higher Development Award higherdevelopmentaward@hee.nhs.uk

NHS Futures is open to anyone working in or for health and social care. By joining the NHS Futures platform Higher Development Award – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform you will have access to the full range of guidance about the HDA. This includes an expansive range of resources so you can find out more about the programme, its place within your Support Worker pathway and to find out how other areas have developed the staff for their areas.

You can also find HDA case Studies from learners here

If you would like to join the next Higher Development Award national stakeholder meeting on 22nd March, 10-11:30, please fill in your details on this registration form to receive the invite.

This meeting is for organisations who have been part of pilot planning and those regions just starting out. Even if you have not yet started planning, but would like to hear more about the programme and national activity, you are welcome.

Focus for this meeting: Funding, Publicity, HR connection to CPD and appraisal, raising the profile of the HDA as part of grow your own/progression and retention.