Medical Specialties (Physicians)

Specifically designed for Medical Specialties. Interactive, participant-focused and provided by experts with experience in, and knowledge of, your particular challenges.

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Course Overview

Our Keele Course aims to prepare you for the transition from training to independent specialist practice at consultant level, introducing you to contemporary concepts of leadership and management, as well as offering insights into the consultant appointment process. The course sessions are themed and linked to the Healthcare Leadership Model and the programme design includes interactive presentations from policy experts, personal development consultants and senior speakers.

Nationally recognised and specialty-specific, the two-day intensive courses have been designed for higher trainees and SAS doctors wishing to prepare for a Consultant position. This will support you in acquiring leadership and management skills, part of the curriculum requirements to complete your training.

Our Specialty Trainee courses focus on

  • examining what leading and managing mean in the context of the Consultant role
  • creating a sound understanding of how the NHS operates and is financed
  • helping course members to prepare for successful  interviews and their early years as a Consultant
  • enhancing personal effectiveness through a menu of leadership and management skills and techniques.

Learning outcomes

  • a working knowledge of NHS structure, policy and finance to support the early years as a Consultant
  • greater proficiency in the key leadership and management skills required for effective practice
Previous course feedback

“Fantastic mix of general NHS management/structure information, considering own skills and how I can improve, plus future planning for Consultant role.”

“Excellent speakers and phenomenal chair; very personable, seeks questions and made it a very welcoming atmosphere. Great course.”

“This was an excellent programme with knowledgeable speakers, experienced facilitation and content that was well-suited to our needs. Thank you!”

“Really excellent programme.”

“Content was excellent and relevant to my learning needs.”

“Inspiring. I have heard and read very good reviews about Keele Leadership and Management courses, and now I have first hand experience of this. Excellent! Amazing faculty! It has been a great honour to attend their lectures! Extremely experienced and motivated people!”

“Overall well organised programme with a good balance of lectures and interactive sessions.”