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East midlands leadership and management programme

The programme aims to equip postgraduate medical, dental and public health doctors in training with leadership and management knowledge, skills and behaviours that apply to everyday practice, to enable them to make a difference in their working environment and ultimately improve patient care.

The Leadership and Management Programme is offered as an option and is not mandatory. However, it offers a means for doctors in training to demonstrate evidence of Leadership and Management competence which is a requirement for the Certificate of Completion in Training (CCT). 

This bespoke programme is offered to East Midlands Trainees only, from Core grade to CCT and the sessions are free of charge. The sessions are delivered by a locally recruited faculty of expert clinical educators and takes place within post graduate education centres across the East Midlands region. 

Tier 1 comprises six full days of face to face sessions covering important aspects of the leadership and management framework. Each day is split into two 3.5 hour sessions and are independent of one another.

The sessions are designed to build on each other, however they can also be completed out of order if necessary which adds to the flexibility of the programme:

  1. Leadership and Management Essentials
  2. Leadership and Team Working
  3. Getting the Best for Patients: Understanding the NHS
  4. How to Lead Quality Improvement Initiatives
  5. Managing Challenging Conversations
  6. Making the Patient your first priority
  7. Managing and Leading Change
  8. Introduction to Service Improvement
  9. Demystifying NHS Finance
  10. Being a Leader
  11. Putting Theory into Practice*
  12. Where does the Power Lie*

*Courses 11 and 12 are run as one whole day session.

Course bookings should be made through the Intrepid Course Manager.

Please contact the team if you have any further questions at leadership.em@hee.nhs.uk.

We are working in partnership with Northampton General Hospital (NGH) to deliver advanced leadership and management training to trainees who have completed our Tier 1 programme. This will be a 10 week modular course fully funded for all participants.

The aim is to provide participants with a sense of the wider issues facing primary and secondary healthcare and introduce them to the management and leadership issues they will require to perform effectively as a senior clinician including sessions within the Simulation Suite specifically addressing how to manage behaviours.

As part of the course we will also be asking participants to lead and deliver on a patient safety or clinical outcome based quality improvement project. The reason for this is that Professional training has traditionally, and not unreasonably focussed on the specific clinical skills and knowledge of medicine, rather than knowledge of how to work on the system in which it is practiced. To equip the participants to respond to such challenges, this course will teach the principals of improvement methodology as a core competence embedding the ethos that QI makes a difference. The outcome will be the continuous improvement of patient care, creation of a more capable and resilient workforce, together with financial, social and environmental sustainability. Another important facet to this course is that each participant will be provided with supervision and support for successful project outcomes.

Within the last few years NGH has refreshed and reinforced collaborative working with our academic partners at Northampton & Cranfield Universities to support research, enterprise and innovation. There are therefore opportunities for the Registrars project outcomes to be further developed, and at the very least be supported through to poster abstract submission to relevant conferences. It has been confirmed by the Patient Safety Congress (2017) that NGH are the most successful organisation in the UK for this competition. The second most successful organisation have been shortlisted for 3 awards NGH have been shortlisted for all 12 submissions entering all categories of the awards criteria.