Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme

2023/24 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.


2023/24 Scheme Programme

This is the programme outline for the 2023/24 Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme.

Most modules will be delivered via Zoom from 9.15am-4.30pm. The Welcome event in September and the Politics, Power and Persuasion module in January will take place in-person from 9.15am-4.30pm. The Celebrating Success event in June will run from 10am-4.00pm. Please note these 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 2023/24.

 Module title Date Module leads
1The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme11 September 2023
In-person session, 21 Prescot Street
Alex Till, David Bishop, Marcin Ostrowski, Ross Runciman, Suhana Ahmed
2Authentic leadership: learning your own leadership style18 September 2023
Virtual session
Derek Tracy, Medical Director of West London NHS Trust
3My project and me

6 October 2023
Virtual session

(date re-scheduled from 4 to 6 October due to Doctor's strike -updated 21:44, 12 Sept)

Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan, Specialty Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry - Health Education England (East Midlands) & RCPsych LMFS Alumni
4Inclusive Leadership: leading effective teams7 November 2023
Virtual session

Ananta Dave, Medical Director - Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

5Clinical informatics & digital leadership
5 December 2023
Virtual session
Ayesha Rahim, Deputy Medical Director & Chief Clinical Information Officer - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
6Fellows’ Away Day 16 January 2024
In-person session, 21 Prescot Street
Alex Till, David Bishop, Marcin Ostrowski, Ross Runciman, Suhana Ahmed
7Running a modern mental health organisation 22 February 2024
Virtual session
Karl Marlowe, Chief Medical Officer - Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
8Leading together - meaningful co-production and wellbeing 13 March 2024
Virtual session
Subha Thiyagesh, Medical Director - South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
9Connection across the system17 April 2024
Virtual session
Billy Boland, Medical Director - South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
10A celebration: from then, to now, to next 4 June 2024
In-person session
Alex Till, David Bishop, Marcin Ostrowski, Ross Runciman, Suhana Ahmed

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

  • 6 September 2023, 12-1pm
  • 8 November 2023, 12-1pm
  • 9 February 2024, 12-1pm
Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry