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Evaluation of the All Aboard pilot programme of training, development and support

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  • Release date: 16 November 2016
Evaluating the overall success and delivery of a pilot programme. The programme prepares individuals from under-represented groups to make successful applications to a public body as an independent board member.

In 2015, the Welsh Government, working with the NHS Centre for Equality and Human Rights, launched a Pilot Programme of training, development and support for public appointments. The programme was supported by six NHS Local Health Boards and the three NHS Trusts in Wales, with 18 individuals participating in the programme over a 12 month period.

This evaluation considers the overall success of the pilot in preparing the participants to make successful board applications, and in particular explores which element(s) of the programme were most effective in doing this. It also considers the strengths and weaknesses of the pilot’s delivery, looking in particular at what was felt to have worked well/less well and why.

The report concludes with overall observations about the pilot, and sets out key recommendations for public boards to consider in introducing similar programmes.


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