Leadership and management for trainees and new consultants


One day course

Timings 9.30am-4.30pm
Location RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 8BB
Speakers Dr Michael Hobkirk
CPD One CPD point per hour, subject to peer group approval
CT1-3 and ST4-6£120
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Leadership and management for trainees and new consultants

Event Information

This course is for trainees/new consultants in psychiatry.

It is tailored specifically for psychiatry and provides valuable preparation for consultant/SAS interviews.

You'll get an introduction to the topic of leadership as it relates to trainees and new consultant psychiatrists. 

This course will help you to prepare for consultant/SAS interviews.

The trainer aims to make the day energising, interactive and encourages self-reflection (e.g. how to apply learning to your own circumstances). You'll be 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.

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

The full course programme (pdf) is now available to download.

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

"Excellent! Such comprehensive information presented in a concise manner to a big audience. All relevant topics for interviews covered."

"Excellent day."

"Good course, value for money."

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB.

You can view directions and a map to help you plan your journey.

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Please note that you'll need to make your own accommodation arrangements for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College. Here are the best ways to find them:

You may find a discounted rates available on these hotels using price comparison sites such as Late Rooms and DHR

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Please read our cancellation policy before making your booking

Event Location

Location: RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

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