“ Hi, can you tell me more about the structure of the scheme and leadership support throughout placements? ”

Constance R. asked a question
during the live chat Q&A on the new NHS Graduate Scheme: The Department of Health & Social Care Health Policy Fast Track Scheme
to NHS Recruitment Team

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Hi, I'd like to know about (1) the structure of the scheme and (2) the relationship like between people on the scheme and more senior individuals, i.e. will there be consistent support through different stages of the scheme, and who would they be?

Thank you for taking the time to answer questions.
DHSC Health Policy Fast Track Scheme Lead, Department Of Health And Social Care

Hi the website will give you an outline of the Scheme - 2 policy roles, 1 in private office and another in either NHS or an Arms Length Body. The Scheme is personally sponsored by our permanent Secretary who is also at our induction even (for this years cohort), he is very passionate about our Scheme. There will be a lot of senior support throughout

Constance R.

Thanks Tara, that really helps. Will there be a line manager for each individual throughout placements?

DHSC Health Policy Fast Track Scheme, DHSC

Hi Constance, you will have line managers in each of the roles, with support from the Fast Track scheme team (currently myself and Tara)

Constance R.

Great, good to know!


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