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Clinical Leadership Excellence

Provider CPD Points Duration
Academyst from eMedicus Ltd.61 Day

This super-comprehensive programme focuses very specifically on building and applying intelligent leadership approaches from the clinical perspective. The day as a whole is packed with insight built up into robust models and frameworks, practically applied in cases and clinical scenarios. Expect to be stretched but more importantly to gain a real depth of leadership capability in a modern form, applied specifically to the clinical arena. Times are tough, and this course is designed to help you lead clinically effective services in tough times but in a calm, steady-handed manner. We also live in an era of Duty of Candour and heightened visibility or inspection. Uniquely, this programme deals with these types of issues specifically, including such areas as culture around candour and preparation for inspections by the CQC etc. It now includes an important section on keeping both patients and staff safe in light of the recent Hadiza Bawa-Garba case. It's very comprehensive.


This programme is accompanied by an additional digital programme, taken as pre-course learning, so that we can focus on application in the clinical context during the day itself. You will be granted access to the programme Leadership Fundamentals & Core Principles, in video-narrated form. This programme is worth 9 CPD points and itself is £110 + VAT when purchased separately.


Going forward, we have made the decision to concentrate on our ever growing In House/Bespoke course delivery, rather than open courses. With ever greater financial pressures on Trusts, this allows us to deliver a lower per person cost, with no travel for delegates as an added bonus.

We are able to come into your trust and deliver highly cost-effective, first class training service to groups of typically between 8 – 20 delegates (larger numbers can be accommodated on request).  For 8 or more delegates, the in-house rate saves both Trust and individuals money, not to mention the time-saving from not having to travel. 

Most of our courses can be tailored to suit specific groups e.g. consultants, SAS doctors, allied healthcare professionals etc, or structured for mixed groups. We are also finding that 2 or 3 local trusts may join forces to put on a training course, allowing more attendees and thus lowering the cost per person still further.





  • Understanding the nature of leadership challenges today
  • The changing healthcare context and its impact on clinical services
  • Understanding leadership versus management
  • Primary leadership model - 6 Core Components of Effective Leadership
  • Choice of leadership approach - people, context & control
  • Leader as catalyst
  • The Basset Hound Precept


  • What is Clinical Leadership, really?
  • Defining the challenges facing clinical leaders
  • Where clinical leadership falters - critical issues with uncomfortable consequences
  • Key policies & principles of clinical leadership concern
  • Clarifying & redefining the role of leaders in the clinical domain
  • Qualities & behaviours exhibited by effective clinical leaders
  • 4 Cornerstones of Clinical Leadership Excellence


  • Framework for system leadership - Enablement, Culture & Organisation (ECO)
  • Intra, Inter & Extra ECO
  • Importance of network & relationships
  • The effective network & how to maintain it
  • Role of trust in successful ECO
  • ENABLEMENT model applied to clinical systems
  • Leading the critical cultural components - Responsibility, Accountability, Proactivity
  • The cultural leadership tone & critical lessons from Korean Airlines
  • Transformational, distributed leadership in the clinical arena
  • Organising for care delivery excellence
  • Ensuring shared ownership & understanding


  • Leading patient-centric care delivery
  • Continuity in the modern era
  • Importance & application of clinical vision & standards
  • Practical clinical leadership on a day-to-day basis
  • Principles of motivation & drive in clinical care
  • Mindfulness & presence in the care moment
  • Where care slips
  • The Leadership Potency Model
  • Learning from Ebola - a clinical & system leadership potency failure
  • Understanding the role and application of the components of potency


  • Unlearned leadership lessons from Francis & Mid Staffordshire
  • Visibility, Duty of Candour & Vulnerability
  • Safety leadership in light of Hadiza Bawa-Garba
  • Leadership responsibilities highlighted by the GMC - coal face doctor & medical leaders
  • How to ensure you, the leader, remain secure
  • Escalation to ensure action and preserve patient and staff safety
  • Approaching challenges our safety systems weren’t designed for
  • Leadership in an era of visibility and inspection
  • Approaching CQC inspection from a leadership perspective
  • The appropriate leadership response when things go wrong


  • Balancing improvement choices between care delivery and delivery system
  • Understanding the ill-designed house of cards system currently in use
  • Building safer clinical systems
  • Scenario testing to assess system resilience
  • Improving issue sensitivity and service responsiveness
  • Growing an improvement culture
  • Moving from episodic to cyclical improvement
  • Understanding and applying Just One Thing (JOT)
  • Developing improvement proactivity alongside responsiveness
  • Enablement of improvement

Course Dates

  • ~ - 30th, Jun 2030


  • Standard Price: £0.00

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More Information & Compelling Reasons

Why Academyst?

Healthcare is tough today and the training you receive must adequately address that reality. No idealism or wishy-washy, overly academic regurgitation, just focused, bang up-to-date, hard-hitting, highly practical courses designed to address the things you need to be very good at today. Equally, your study leave time and budget are both scarce and precious. We won’t waste your time, we work hard to provide the very best training at professionally sustainable fees (lower than many) and we NEVER compromise on learning quality. Other practical reasons include:

  • 100% Money-back Guarantee
  • Just 12 Participants Per Course (Academyst Select)
  • Extremely experienced faculty with seniority & genuine gravitas
  • Many courses are augmented by significant additional e-learning for depth
  • Academyst Select Courses

Academyst Select is a truly comprehensive approach to supporting you from both the learning perspective and in how you use or implement that learning. By operating with reduced participants and days i.e. only working with comparatively few individuals, we are able to provide an unmatched and truly enabling level of support.

Academyst Select courses have as standard:

  • Open dialogue with the team and more targeted advice on your specific issues
  • Access to ongoing implementation advice
  • Full-sized PDFs of all slides used
  • Implementation Guide to help you apply principles and learning
  • Implementation Materials – actual documents, slides & models that you can use

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