Following its great success over the past two years, the Darzi Fellowships in Clinical Leadership is returning to Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The initiative has a strong history in London, where it has been running for more than ten years. In 2017 we were thrilled to become the first region outside of the capital to recruit Darzi Fellows, with a second tranche recruited in 2018. 

So far more than 50 Fellows have made significant impact across the region, working on a range of projects covering everything from end of life care to mental health, social prescribing and frailty. 

We're currently matching potential Fellows to the sponsored projects, and plan to announce the #KSSDarzi19 cohort towards the end of December. 

Darzi is aimed at those at the start of their leadership journey (e.g. ST4-6 or Band 7/8a). Darzi Fellows come from multi-professional clinical backgrounds, including doctors, nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, paramedics, dentists, healthcare scientists and pharmacists. 

The programme is full-time for one year, with Fellows undertaking one main project for their sponsor. They also complete a leadership development programme (PG Cert) at London South Bank University, which informs their ability to lead on their project. 

Over the past ten years Darzi Fellows have led major service improvements, implemented numerous safety and quality initiatives, and achieved substantial financial savings for trusts. Alongside patient benefits, the prestigious Darzi Fellowship programme has been shown to have a huge impact on Fellows and their sponsoring organisation.

Call for fellows

The call for Fellows has now closed! 

Thank you to everyone who applied to be a fellow. We're in the process of matching sponsors to fellows, and will announce the #KSSDarzi19 cohort towards the end of December. 

To find out more visit the dedicated sponsor and fellow pages. You can also take a look at the successful sponsors and fellows from 2018 here and the successful fellows and sponsors from 2017 here.

Call for sponsors

The Call for Sponsors has now closed!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application; we hope to announce shortlisted sponsors by 5 November 2018.

Key dates for 2018/19

5 November 2018​Darzi Fellowship applications open​
19 November 2018​Fellows and Sponsors information day​
30 November 2018​Fellows recruitment closes​
6/10/11 December 2018​Fellow assessment centre days​
12 - 14 December 2018​Fellows and sponsors matched​


This programme is a partnership involving  Health Education England  Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network the Kent Surrey Sussex Leadership Collaborative and London South Bank University.