Development Tools and Resources

This page enables leaders and managers to develop, engage and grow their teams the following tools and exercises have proven to be extremely valuable

Developing Your Team Activity Pack 

Resources and tools designed to support you in taking the lead in the development of your team, without the need to call on outside help. 

Nipping it in the Bud

A resource for Team Leaders, Supervisors, Line Managers, Donor Care Supervisors and all who manage people, to learn how to identify, prevent, and respond to conflict in the workplace by ensuring it is nipped in the bud and formal complaints and grievances are minimised. 

On-line Tutorials - Little Ted's Mini Knowledge Talks

A series of short videos to support your growth as a People Manager/Leader

Managing Performance

Performance Management is an essential activity, that all Leaders and Managers need to master, to engage their teams, improve performance and help their colleagues grow and develop. It helps to solve problems, get the best out of teams and head off issues before they get out of hand. * Only accessible if you are logged in to the NHSBT network (network connection through Citrix/NHSBT Desktop). 


The gateway into ESR for all NHS employees and managers. All permanent NHSBT colleagues must complete their Mandatory Training on this platform


NHSBT's Learning platform where you will find a range of eLearning courses.

NHSBT Learning Hub

Access to NHSBT's on-line digital resources that will support your learning. *Only accessible if you are logged in to the NHSBT network (network connection through Citrix/NHSBT Desktop).

Digital Blood Centre Tour

The Digital Blood Centre Tour provides an overview of NHSBT. The workings of our laboratories, and gives knowledge relating to the functions of a blood centre

NHSBT Library

The library has a wide range of books, journals dissertations, reports and conference proceedings available to borrow or access online - *Only accessible if you are logged in to the NHSBT network (network connection through Citrix/NHSBT Desktop). 

Bespoke request for coaching and 360 feedback

The OD team are currently focusing on delivering strategic priorities. If you need bespoke support for your team, please review the Developing your Team Activities and Resources page

If you are looking for a coach or 360 feedback, please submit the Bespoke request for coaching and 360 feedback request form and you will be contacted regarding your request

NHS Leadership Academy

Working to deliver deliver excellent leadership across the NHS. They offer a range of tools, models, programmes and expertise to support individuals, organisations and local partners to develop leaders, celebrating and sharing where outstanding leadership makes a real difference.

NHSBT Apprenticeship programme

The Apprenticeship Scheme is a key component of the People Strategy. The future of NHSBT depends on having skilled and talented colleagues to support the delivery of our life saving services. *Only accessible if you are logged in to the NHSBT network (network connection through Citrix/NHSBT Desktop).

Diversity and Inclusion

Links to page with information and resources regarding Diversity and Inclusion *Only accessible if you are logged in to the NHSBT network (network connection through Citrix/NHSBT Desktop).

People Aspects of Change Toolkit 

The toolkit contains helpful tools, models, guidance and templates to assist with early planning considerations. It aims to help focus, identify and plan the people aspects of change.