The Role of the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO)

The Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the successful delivery of a programme or project, with ultimate accountability for meeting objectives, achieving projected outcomes, and realising the intended benefits, all within the framework of policies established by government ministers.

As the owner of the business case, the SRO bears responsibility for all aspects of governance.

The SRO is a senior executive or leader responsible for ensuring that a project or program meets its objectives and delivers the desired outcomes.

The HPCA SRO Essentials Programme

Specifically tailored for healthcare leaders, aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Senior Responsible Owner role within the healthcare sector and includes tools, techniques, and ongoing peer networking support for successful and sustainable transformational change.

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Roles & Responsibilities

Cultivate your proficiency as a dependable SRO

Extracts from the NHS Project & Change Capability Framework


SRO Online learning module
on e-learning for healthcare

Deliver successful change!


Core, Sub and Specialist
Competencies of an SRO

Extract from the NHS Project & Change Capability Framework

The Art of Brilliance

Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA) Guide for Leading Transformation

Video webinar

HPCA & APM 'Evolving Project Leadership From Command and Control to Engage and Empower’ webinar


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Organisational Membership

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