An Introduction to Leading with Kindness and Compassion in Health and Social Care
The King's Fund
  • Start Date: 25 Oct, 2021
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Get to grips with how to lead with compassion and kindness within the health and social care sectors.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Learn what is meant by leading with kindness and compassion


This introductory three-week course from The King’s Fund is for anyone working in or interested in health and social care in its broadest sense, regardless of sector, experience, or role.


It is designed to introduce you to some foundational ideas around leadership, kindness, and compassion. You’ll also explore why these qualities matter now more than ever, and how you can develop your personal practice of kind and compassionate leadership.


Understand why kindness and compassion matter


With so many overlapping pressures facing the health and social care system, and the inequities that many groups continue to experience, kindness and compassion can be qualities that are hard to practice and sustain.


Research has shown a compelling link between compassion in leadership and staff wellbeing, team performance, and better outcomes for patients and service users. The NHS People Plan even recognises compassion as a national priority.


Recognise what kind and compassionate leadership looks like


As well as deepening your understanding and knowledge of leadership in the health and care system, this course will also help you develop your own practice of kind and compassionate leadership.


You’ll hear from experts and leaders from across the health and care system and explore some practical ways that you can both develop a compassionate mindset and cultivate kindness and compassion in your relationships with others.


Learn from experts in health and social care from The King’s Fund


Established in 1897, The King’s Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England.


They have a recognised and established history of leadership development within the UK’s health and social care sectors, and you’ll be learning from experts in these fields throughout.


This course is primarily suited to:



  • Staff in health and social care, regardless of sector, role or seniority.

  • Leaders in the NHS, local government, independent and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

  • Learners who are thinking about working within the health and social care system

  • Patients, service users and carers who use the health and social care system


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

The King's Fund

This university is part of the partnership between eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn.

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