Health Policy Fast Track Scheme

Welcome to DHSC. Welcome to Health Policy.

We’ve opened our 2023 Health Policy Fast Track Scheme.

You will have the opportunity undertake several placements based in either Leeds or London, and to work closely with a range of stakeholders across government, operations, Arm’s Length Bodies, health and care services and Private Office.

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DHSC prides itself on being a diverse Government Department solving some of the world’s biggest problems. There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join DHSC as it grows and evolves, solves complex problems, and creates positive change for the nation’s health and social care system.

DHSC’s policies are vital to the functioning of the country, and DHSC will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of how health policy is developed and delivered by Government.

We believe the best policy professionals come from all walks of life. We want people who have a real passion for making improvements across the health and social care area.

The Health Policy Fast Track Scheme (HPFTS) is a three year DHSC accelerated leadership development scheme. The HPFTS will help you build the skills you need to shape a rewarding career and become a top-class policy professional and health care leader. The HTFTS provides an exciting opportunity to shape and influence policies that will positively impact people’s lives.

The scheme provides a fully financially supported study package towards a postgraduate qualification in Health Policy, undertaken in the 2nd and 3rd years.