Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme

2024/25 Programme

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme aims to develop and support a new cohort of emerging medical leaders within psychiatry.


2024/25 Scheme Programme

This is the programme outline for the 2024/25 Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme.

Most modules will be delivered via Zoom from 9.15am-4.30pm. The Welcome event in September 2024 and the Politics, Power and Persuasion module in January 2025 will take place in-person from 9.15am-4.30pm. The Celebrating Success event in June 2025 will run from 10am-4.00pm. Please note these three in-person modules will take place at 21 Prescot St, London (participants in the scheme should reclaim expenses from their local organisation). Modules will not be recorded or available to watch on demand.

Find out more about the Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme Team and our Module Leads for 2024/25.

 Module title Date Module leads
1The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow SchemeWednesday 11 September 2024
In-person session, 21 Prescot Street
Alex Till, David Bishop, Marcin Ostrowski, Ross Runciman, Suhana Ahmed
2Authentic leadership: learning your own leadership styleThursday 19 September 2024
Virtual session
Derek Tracy, Medical Director of West London NHS Trust
3My project and me

Wednesday 9 October 2024
Virtual session

Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan, Specialty Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry - Health Education England (East Midlands) & RCPsych LMFS Alumni


Inclusive Leadership: leading effective teams

Friday 18 October 2024

Virtual session

Ananta Dave, Medical Director - Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Gareth Thomas, Consultant Psychiatris, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust


Running a Mental Health Organisation

Tuesday 3 December 2024
Virtual session

Nick Broughton, Chief Executive - Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Karl Marlowe, Chief Medical Officer-Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Catherine Eden, Managing Director, Eden & Partners

6Fellows’ Away Day: Politics, Power and PersuasionFriday 17 January 2025
In-person session, 21 Prescot Street
Catherine Eden,Managing Director, Eden & Partners
7Clinical informatics & digital leadershipTuesday 11 February 2025
Virtual session
Ayesha Rahim, Deputy Medical Director & Chief Clinical Information Officer - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
8Leading together - meaningful co-production and wellbeing Tuesday 11 March 2025
Virtual session
Subha Thiyagesh, Medical Director - South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
9Connection across the systemTuesday 29 April 2025
Virtual session

Billy Boland, Medical Director - South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Uju Ugochukwu, Medical Director for Quality at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust

10A celebration: from then, to now, to next

Friday 6 June 2025

In-person session

Alex Till, David Bishop, Marcin Ostrowski, Ross Runciman, Suhana Ahmed

Additionally, there will be three mentor information sessions via Zoom:

  • 13 September 2024, 12-1pm
  • 26 November 2024, 12-1pm
  • 5 February 2025, 12-1pm
Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry