Over the past eight years, Darzi Fellows in London have led major service improvements, implemented numerous safety and quality initiatives, and achieved substantial financial savings for trusts. The prestigious Darzi Fellowship programme has been shown to have a profound impact not only on participants, but also on their employing organisation. 

For the first time, this programme has come to Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Launched in December 2016, it saw the first Kent, Surrey and Sussex Darzi Fellows embark on projects in April 2017. 

Darzi Fellows come from multi-professional backgrounds, including: doctors; nurses and midwives; allied health professionals; paramedics; dentists; healthcare scientists; and pharmacists. It is aimed at those at a transition point in their career, or at the start of their leadership journey (e.g. ST4-6 or Band 7/8a) rather than those who are fully qualified. Darzi Fellows are supported by a bespoke leadership development programme with London South Bank University.​

The programme is full-time for one year and the Fellows are expected to undertake one main project for their sponsor in addition to completing their leadership development programme (PG Cert) which helps inform their ability to lead on their project.

Want to find out more?

Darzi Fellow applications are now CLOSED for 2017 but we hope, following the success of this years fellows, that we can share news about KSS Darzi Fellows 2018 in the not too distant future. If you have any questions or would like to discuss Darzi in further detail, please contact Dave Hearn.


This programme is led by the Kent Surrey and Sussex Leadership Collaborative on behalf of Health Education England. Programme partners are London South Bank University and Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network.