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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Leadership & Management for Trainees & New Consultants

Date TBC
Type Course
Venue RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
CPD 1 CPD point per hour, subject to peer group approval.

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Course Outline

An introduction to the topic of leadership as it relates to a trainee and new consultant psychiatrists. This course provides valuable preparation for consultant and SAS interviews.

The trainer aims to make the day energising, interactive and encourages self-reflection (e.g. how to apply learning to own circumstances). Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and to contribute to group discussions.


The course is evidence based, comprehensive, practical and up to date.

No prior knowledge or experience of leadership and/or management needed.


Download the programme from the September 2017 course.


Topics covered:

  • What is leadership and management?
  • What makes an effective leader?
  • Formal and informal leadership roles in mental healthcare
  • "Quality" and "participation" in mental healthcare
  • Overview of key leadership documents and institutions
  • How the NHS works
  • How to manage your time more effectively
  • How to coach yourself and others
  • How to develop services
  • Learning leadership in clinics and on the ward
  • How to be involved in service improvement projects



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Delegate feedback jAN 2017

"Dr Michael Hobkirk is an excellent speaker and trainer. This workshop was the most useful training that I attended on leadership and management"


Delegate feedback 2016

"excellent day, good revamp about the topic"

"excellent talks"

"Good course, value for money"



Jonathan Bennett

020 3701 2615