RCPsych Leadership & Management Fellow Scheme 2019/2020 FAQs 

 

On this page you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for our Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme combines a national training programme with a local apprenticeship model.

It requires an organisational sponsor, an organisational mentor and trainee.

Please follow our recruitment advice and once identified, nominate a trainee using the form provided and return to calc@rcpsych.ac.uk.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme combines a national training programme with a local apprenticeship model.

It should be funded by the organisational sponsor.

It should not be funded by the local education board or self-funded.

This helps ensure that the trainee has the full support of their organisation throughout the scheme.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme requires an organisational sponsor.

This is the person responsible for:

- Nominating trainees through an open and competitive process,

- Securing the £2000 funding which is payable immediately on enrollment,

- Ensuring that the trainee has sought permission from their Training Programme Director (TPD) to be located clinically within that organisation for the duration of the scheme,

- Identifying a senior medical leader within the organisation (the expectation is that this is the Medical Director or a nominated deputy) to mentor the trainee throughout the scheme.

The organisational sponsor may also be the organisational mentor.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme combines a national training programme with a local apprenticeship model.

It is a 12 month 'in programme' experience utilising special interest time for local leadership and management experience.

While the 2019/2020 national training programme launches on 9 September 2019, with the final contact day on 8 June 2020, the scheme is intended to run across a 'traditional' training year.

The role can officially commence any time between 7 August 2019 - 9 September 2019.

The role can officially finish any time between 8 June 2020 and 4 August 2020.

This is to be negotiated locally and agreed in advance.

Within these limits, we recommend commencing as soon as possible, and finishing as late as possible, to maximise the time available for local leadership and management experience.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme combines a national training programme with a local apprenticeship model.

It is a 12 month 'in programme' experience utilising special interest time for local leadership and management experience.

Trainees are based locally where travel requirements should be negotiated with their mentor.

Trainees will attend the national training programme at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, which consists of seven dates as listed.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme is a 12 month 'in programme' experience utilising special interest time for local leadership and management experience.

The competencies developed during the scheme align with the leadership and management competencies expected of specialty registrars.

There is no anticipation that a trainees CCT date should need to be extended.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme combines a national training programme with a local apprenticeship model.

It is a 12 month 'in programme' experience utilising special interest time for local leadership and management experience.

For this reason, trainees cannot be out of programme in any capacity (i.e. C, E, R or T), for any duration, while undertaking the scheme.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme is inclusive of all trainees meeting the eligibility criteria, this includes those working Less Than Full Time (LTFT).

Please ensure that, prior to nomination, your organisational sponsor, mentor and Training Programme Director (TPD) are aware of your personal circumstances and are in agreement that any local leadership and management experience is tailored accordingly.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme combines a national training programme with a local apprenticeship model.

It is a 12 month 'in programme' experience utilising special interest time for local leadership and management experience.

For this reason, trainees cannot CCT prior to completion of the scheme.

For the 2019/2020 cohort, this means that a trainee’s CCT date cannot be before 8 June 2020.         

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme combines a national training programme with a local apprenticeship model.

It is a 12 month 'in programme' experience utilising special interest time for local leadership and management experience.

Trainees must be clinically located within that organisation for the duration of the scheme. It they don’t know what organisation they will be clinically located within, they cannot apply.

We understand the difficulties regarding this.

If you’re a trainee, we recommend approaching potential organisational sponsors as early as possible and with their support, exploring potential options with your Training Programme Director (TPD) +/- Heads of School.

If you’re an organisational sponsor, we recommend advertising the scheme through an open and competitive process, and supporting trainees to gain permission from their Training Programme Director (TPD) for them to be clinically located within that organisation for the duration of the scheme.

It is the organisational sponsor's responsibility to ensure that the trainee has sought permission from their Training Programme Director (TPD) for them to be clinically located within that organisation for the duration of the scheme.

Training needs always take priority.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme is a 12 month 'in programme' experience utilising special interest time for local leadership and management experience.

For this reason, at this time, trainees are required to be ST4 or above and cannot CCT prior to completion of the scheme.

Future expansion will be considered depending on the evaluation of this pilot.

On successful completion of the scheme, trainees will receive a certificate of completion from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Trainees will also be better positioned to apply for Associate Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme is currently a pilot.

The ongoing availability and structure of the scheme will be evaluated following this pilot.

We cannot guarantee future availability.