Collaborative leadership is a theme of the PHE Guide on Whole System Approaches and much has been written about the importance of system leadership.[1]  In many of the international examples, such as Amsterdam, political leadership is also cited as a key factor of success.

Engaging with senior leaders to obtain their support is one of the main steps in phase 1 of the PHE WSA process.  The importance of this step cannot be underestimated and it is recommended that local areas invest time and resources to getting this stage right.

On this page are some links and resources that may help with this process.


[1] Leadership of whole systems, The Kings Fund