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Presentations, Videos and Podcasts

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Organisations, Networks and Charities 

  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)
    FMLM is a UK-wide organisation that aims to promote the advancement of medical leadership, management and quality improvement.
  • NHS Leadership Academy
    The academy's mission is to develop outstanding leadership in health, in order to improve people’s health and their experiences of the NHS.
  • NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement 
    The NHS Institute transforms good ideas into workable solutions for an improving NHS.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
    IHI is an independent organisation which promotes results in healthcare and healthcare improvement worldwide. Their website offers a variety of resources including access to the IHI Open School. The Open School offers students, residents, and faculty free online courses which teach the foundations of improvement, safety, system design, and leadership
  • The Network 
    This is an online community of medical students, junior doctors and newly qualified GPs and Consultants with an interest in clinical leadership and medical management.
  • Clinical Leaders Network 
    A unique, national, professional leadership network for clinicians in England
  • The Kings Fund
    This is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England.
  • The Health Foundation 
    This is an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.
  • The Nuffield Trust 
    This is an authoritative and independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK.

Leadership and Management Models and Frameworks

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Other Resources

  • BMJ Quality: Making Quality Improvement Simple
    This is an online platform which provides learning modules, tools and resources to support individuals in undertaking quality improvement projects. Once you have completed your project using this tool, you will have the opportunity to directly submit your work to the BMJ Quality Improvement Reports journal for publication.
  • Doctors Advancing Patient Safety (DAPS)
    DAPS aims to engage and empowering junior doctors to take a proactive approach to dealing with patient safety and to carry out quality improvement projects. They run lectures, workshops and a summer school.
  • Harvard Business Review 
    HBR offers a magazine, webinars, courses and videos which cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to different industries, management functions, and geographic locations. They focus on such areas as leadership, organisational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people.
  • Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts (RSA) animate  
    The RSA: an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.
  • TED: Ideas worth spreading
    TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.

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