Over the past ten years, Darzi Fellows in London 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.
Two years ago for the first time, the programme moved beyond London and came to Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS). The first cohort of KSS Darzi Fellows embarked on their projects from April 2017. This was so successful that we ran the programme again last year... and we are excited to announce the programme will be returning for the third time for a KSS Darzi Cohort in 2019! 

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

Call for sponsors and fellows

We are currently in preparation for the third cohort of Darzi Fellows in KSS!

We hope to share news, key dates and special events with you imminently. Please watch this space!

You can take a look at the successful sponsors and fellows from 2018 here and the successful fellows and sponsors from 2017 here.


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.