This page is to help you learn more about clinical leadership and management and includes links to a range of key resources.
The MLCF describes the leadership competences that doctors need to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of health services.
The Healthcare Leadership Model has been developed to help staff who work in health and care to become better leaders.
CLCF provides a standardised and consistent approach to leadership development, relates to clinicians' practitioner roles and applies to all clinicians at every stage of their professional journey.
Presentations from the RCPsych conference: Leadership, Management and Engagement - unlocking quality care for all
- Introduction, Professor Fiona Mason (pdf)
- Employee engagement, Clare Allen (pdf)
- Quality Improvement, Dr Amar Shah (pdf)
- Authenticity in Leadership, Clare Allen (pdf)
- Self-awareness, Dr Mary-Jane Tacchi (pdf)
Other presentations and podcasts
Competitive environment - what it is and how to thrive in it (pdf)
A presentation by Dr Kostas Agath, EMBA, FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist, NWDAS, CNWL NHS FT, Medical Director, Addaction
A presentation by Peter Lees, Founding Director of FMLM.
Transformation and recovery in mental health care (pdf).
A presentation by Professor Philip Sugarman, MSc, MBA, PhD, FRCPsych
Systemic approaches to leadership (Podcast).
Dr Michael Hobkirk, Consultant Child Psychiatrist; Graham Lee, Principal Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Psychiatric Leadership in Action: Delivering High Quality Care for All. Inaugural conference of the RCPsych Leadership and Management Committee (Videos of keynote speakers).
Dr Laurence Mynors-Wallis, former Registrar (2010-2015); Dr Muj Husain, former Chair of RCPsych PTC; Professor Philip Sugarman MSc, MBA, PhD, FRCPsych
Perspectives on Leadership and Management
Leadership and management: a patient's perspective - Robert Walker
Trainee experience of shadowing Dr Fiona Mason, CMO at St Andrew's Healthcare - Dr Sohom Das, ST6 Forensics
- A College Strategy for Professional Development in Leadership and Management
- Leadership and management in psychiatry: A position statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Leadership and Management Study Guide for Higher Trainees
- Safe Patients, High Quality Services: A Guide to Job Descriptions and Job Plans for Consultant Psychiatrists
- 5 Year Forward View Report (pdf)
- The 5 Year Forward View: What's the big deal? - a trainee's perspective (pdf)
- Francis Report (pdf)
- The Francis Report: What's the big deal? - a trainee's perspective (pdf)
- Driving quality implementation in the context of the Francis report
- The Keogh Mortality Review
- The Keogh Review: What's the big deal? -A trainee's perspective (pdf)
- Berwick Report
Related legislation and guidance
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the 2016 edition of the popular textbook which provides a guide into the complex world of management in psychiatric practice.
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