7 Elements to Becoming a Successful Integrated System

McKinsey 7S Framework

Strategy - To agree and clarify vision and goals that align with WY ambitions and know how you will measure what you set out to achieve.

Structure - Design and adapt the infrastructure with exploration of ‘team of teams’ (networked matrix working) that supports agile working across complex adaptive systems. Define the governance architecture and information and decision-making flows.

Systems - Discover how we work together (e.g. communicate and escalate). Identify decision-making roles and responsibilities. Set thresholds for team of teams and networked model. Support connectivity across the system.

Shared values - Explore the ICB’s mission, values, and behaviours and what these mean to you. Gain coaching skills to embed in day-to-day practice and be clear on accountability.

Style - Conduct self and team assessment using the Behaviours Framework (email: wakccg.sldteam@nhs.net for a copy) to understand areas of strength and development. Conduct, share and reflect on preferred leadership style and team profile. Explore vertical distributed leadership within organisations and opportunities for improvement.

Staff - To develop as a high performing function made up of individuals, enabling a culture of belonging and diverse voice, building trust and productivity.

Skills - Develop behaviours set out in the competencies framework i.e. system leadership. Reflect on preferred leadership style.


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What can we help with?

Whether you would like the support of the SLD team for just a one-off supportive conversation, or multiple development sessions for you and your team, we are here to support you. Some of the areas that we can support with include:

  • Supporting you to design a plan to achieve your goals
  • Developing ways of working within your team
  • Improving team relationships
  • Helping you to understand preferences and strengths within your team
  • Developing a team vision/objectives
  • Supporting your team through organisational change/improvement
  • Developing a culture which promotes staying well as the norm, and creates the conditions where employees thrive
  • Developing specific capability and skills within your team, including system leadership, coaching, OD, courageous conversations, etc. 


In 2020 the Partnership commissioned an independent review to address the inequity that exist for colleagues and communities that experience racial marginalisation. The report being partly in response to the health inequalities that were highlighted through the Covid -19 pandemic resulting from structural and systemic racism. The review and recommendations link to the 10 Big Ambitions of the partnership, specifically having leadership that is representative of our communities and the commitment to reducing health inequalities. The Fellowship developed as a result with the value being co-created by the West Yorkshire Race Equality Network (REN) and built upon good practice, complementing existing local and regional programmes to support the progression and representation of racially marginalised colleagues in our next generation of leaders.

Two cohorts have been delivered to date. Cohort 1 being completed with 73 % of participants having secured a promotion or roles that enables their career aspirations following participation in the programme. Cohort 2 still being in delivery.

The Fellowship - cohort three applications now open

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The Fellowship is West Yorkshire’s award winning leadership development programme aimed specifically at colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds who are working within health and care. It was designed to help achieve our 10 big ambitions as a Partnership, as set out in our People Plan. The programme aims to increase the diversity of our leaders within health and care roles across the region. Twenty people have either completed or are currently undertaking the programme since it launched in 2020.

There are 20 places available on cohort three and the programme is open to colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds currently working in health and care organisations across West Yorkshire. This can include anyone working in NHS organisations, councils, Healthwatch, hospices, charities and the community, voluntary, and social enterprise sector. Those eligible for the programme will usually be looking to progress into their first leadership position.

Applications open on 24 April and close on 16 June 2023. The programme will start in September 2023 and participants will complete the programme by March 2025. To apply for the programme the potential candidate will firstly need a nomination by an executive sponsor in recognition of leadership potential.

Six online information sessions will be held between 3 May and 8 June to help potential candidates find out more. Full details are available here on the workforce area of the website. 

View the promotional poster for The Fellowship programme here

Health and Wellbeing 

Our Health and Wellbeing programme comprises of a range of offers, including:

  • Menopause Advocate Training
  • Menopause Accreditation
  • Cost of Living 
  • Barriers to Accessing Services
  • Compassionate Leadership

If you are experiencing feelings that are difficult to cope, or if you need a boost to your mental and emotional wellbeing, our Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub has a range of online self-help and in-person support for all health and Care staff including VCSE and community sector colleagues . This includes fast access to one-on-one therapy, which you can self-refer for here.


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