Clinical directors and lead clinicians

The role of the clinical director or the lead clinician can be extremely demanding, requiring you to balance a complex range of strategic, operational and clinical responsibilities.

This is particularly challenging currently, as there is a need to develop high-quality, safe and compassionate care while increasing productivity and facilitating clinical engagement across directorates and teams. This high-impact programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to meet this challenge.

An amazing programme, which has given me the confidence and skills I need to be a powerful and strategic clinical leader.

Clinical director, NHS trust

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for existing clinical directors and lead clinicians, as well as those who are about to step into these roles or who are considering them. The majority of participants are doctors.

How will you benefit from this programme?

This programme will help you to manage your workload and balance the tensions between your strategic and clinical responsibilities.

It will also enable you to:

  • understand the current health policy and macro-economic context
  • lead complex change processes and manage complex organisations and systems
  • negotiate with senior managers
  • work across disciplines and lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • manage your clinical peers and deal with under-performing doctors
  • manage conflict.

You will develop your political skills, capacity to influence others and ability to motivate people and work with resistance.

What will you do on this programme?

You will benefit from expert policy input and exposure to experienced senior leaders through a combination of skills-based workshops and interactive sessions.

Not what you're looking for?

We can also deliver this programme in your organisation and tailor it to your requirements. Contact Victoria Ajala on 020 7307 2607 or v.ajala@kingsfund.org.uk to arrange to speak to one of the team.

You may wish to consider our Top Manager programme or our personal impact and influence programme.