The Academy specialises in developing effective clinical leaders and our Consultants Programme has been created, and is delivered, by senior clinicians and experienced NHS managers to develop your confidence and competence as a leader in modern healthcare. Designed around three modules, it focuses on the key knowledge and practical skills you need to effectively lead your service or team, making it suitable for consultants in all specialties and for those who have a designated leadership role.
Module 1: Fundamentals of Medical Leadership
Two day course covering the basics of medical management and leadership. Aimed at all consultants and specialists who occupy a clinical post but wish to develop an understanding of the leadership and management aspects that are inherent in all senior medical roles.
Module 2: Politics and the Leadership Environment
Aimed at all consultants and specialists with an interest in leadership, including those who aspire to, or hold, a leadership position. This course builds on the fundamental themes, and uses real life study to explore the nuances of the leadership environment.
Module 3: The Senior Medical Leader
This module is aimed at medics who occupy formal leadership roles, or who aspire to taking up a post. The focus is on the current environment and set of challenges, and on providing a range of approaches to address common leadership issues in the workplace
In addition to attending the course, you also have the opportunity to use your learning towards obtaining a Keele University Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management at a discounted rate.
Feedback from previous courses
Consultants Module 1
“Excellent programme, it has really given me greater insight into clinical management the importance of reaching for consensus, showing appreciation and the importance of frequent feedback formal or informal.”
“Content was relevant, lectures were interactive, enjoyed small group work and meeting other participants. Length of course was good.”
“Well organised course, well structured programme, excellent speakers / facilitators.”
Consultants Module 2
“I enjoyed the course, it was focused, the speakers approachable and knowledgeable. The venue and catering were good.”
“A very well organised course with excellent and relevant course content. Will recommend the course to my colleagues.”
“Overall a well thought out and useful programme.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this course, Inspirational, personable speakers, delivery of talks were excellent, catering excellent would recommend.”
“Fantastic, really enjoyed it. The Mythodrama session was one of the most interesting and innovative sessions I've ever attended.”
Consultants Module 3
“Excellent programme content. It taught me to elevate my thinking to a higher level. The speakers were relatable and delivered their subject matter in an easy to understand manner. Overall an excellent course.”
“I very much enjoyed the tutorial and interactive style of teaching. All of the attendees contributed which made it a very interesting and valuable course: We all appear to have similar problems and difficulties, and it was helpful to hear how other colleagues approach finding solutions to their problems.”
“Well structured with the right balance of talks and more interactive sessions.”