Senior clinical leaders

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Senior clinical leaders programme

The roles of medical and nursing directors have changed substantially over the past 10 years and will continue to change as integration, technology, patient voice and governance make new demands. These roles are pivotal in engaging clinical and non-clinical colleagues to create supportive and effective cultures that are conducive to innovating and delivering patient-focused care.

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for medical directors, nursing directors and those aspiring to these roles.

    How will you benefit from this programme?

    This programme will support you to develop your understanding and crucial leadership skills such as: influencing, teamwork, resilience, building networks and personal impact.

    This programme will build on your achievements and challenge you to:

    • actively change the culture of your organisation
    • influence and build networks within and between organisations
    • increase your ability and influence to shape care beyond your organisation.

    What will you do on this programme?

    The programme offers experiential learning, structured around four key elements.

    • Expert insight and challenge
      You will engage with medical directors at regional and national level, chief executives, other board-level professionals, politicians and policy specialists from The King's Fund.
    • Reflection
      There will be a blend of activities to assess your own leadership style, strengths and development needs. This will enhance your ability to give and receive formative feedback.
    • Critical knowledge
      You will develop your understanding of key areas, including corporate governance, legal responsibilities and accountability as a board member, and improving quality.
    • Problem-solving
      You will use a range of problem-solving activities, including replicating live situations, group debate and discussion, as well as looking at comparative roles in politics and complex private sector industries.

    Programme team


    Matthew Rice

    Senior consultant, Leadership and organisational development


    Belinda Weir

    Leadership Associate

    Find out more and apply