Clinical Leaders Programme

Are you a senior clinician working to improve service in a complex environment across organisational boundaries? 

The programme has been designed around the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model and focuses on developing the participant’s personal leadership effectiveness behaviours, skills and abilities to develop themselves and to work effectively with others at both a strategic and local level.

Participants will be required to identify and undertake a cross boundary improvement project and will receive support to develop the technical and organisational skills for service improvement and manage change process.

Target audience

The programme is aimed specifically at senior clinicians from the North East and Cumbria e.g. CCG clinical leads, clinical directors and GPs working as part of a federation, Senior nurses, allied health professionals and professional scientific and technical staff who are involved in cross-sector, cross-organisational work.

Features and benefits to participants

  • Two day introductory residential including strategic and system leadership, personal effectiveness, emotional intelligence a MBTI Personality Workshop. 
  • A series of study days on a range of topics led by expert speakers.
  • NHS Healthcare Leadership Model 360 assessment and feedback resulting in the production of a personal leadership plan.
  • Two one to one coaching sessions to discuss progress and barriers to development.
  • Action learning sets with have a focus on the development of strategic transformational change skills and leading service improvement projects within the NHS.

Academic options

The programme also offers the option of academic accreditation and successful completion of the programme leads to a Post Graduate Certificate (PgC) in Clinical Leadership with Teesside University. 

Participants, who successfully complete the PgC Clinical Leadership, would then be in a position to apply for the MSc Transformational Leadership in Health and Social Care. with advanced standing against 60 credits resulting in a further two years of study instead of three.  

Programme outline  (Dates to be confirmed)


How to apply

To apply for the Clinical Leaders Programme please download and complete the application form and send via email to by 5pm on Friday 7 July 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than Monday 17 July 2017. 

Before applying please seek organisational approval/sponsorship and ensure diary commitments allow attendance on all days.