All courses scheduled for our Virtual Training Rooms are running as normal. They use video meeting software to provide you with the same interactive experience as our face-to-face courses. This means you receive the same CPD certificate as you would at any of our other venues. Available dates for these courses are listed above.
Government guidance and the ability of individual venues to open safely determines if and when we provide our courses at physical locations. Lockdown easing means that we are able to offer some courses in-person at specific venues. You will find more information about the Virtual Training Room version of this course below.
3-Day Leadership & Management Course for Doctors overview
This comprehensive option combines three of our one-day courses over consecutive days. It offers you the opportunity to explore your medical leadership and management in both breadth and depth. The three one-day courses are:
- Essentials of Medical Leadership & Management
- Practical Leadership & Management Course for Doctors
- Everyday Medical Leadership & the NHS
Choosing this option saves you £200 compared to selecting each of the one day courses on separate occasions. This course is accredited by the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management. You receive a certificate for 18 CPD points when you complete all three days.
What will I learn?
The purpose of the course is to develop your medical leadership and management in both breadth and depth. So each of the three days on the programme has its own defined focus.
Day 1: ‘Get things done through taking the lead and managing people’.
Getting things done often means involving other people. So we focus on the behaviours required for good leadership and management. Key topics on this day are:
- High performing teams and the leader’s role. Clarify how teams develop, their requirements for functioning well and reasons for dysfunctional teams.
- Leadership and management style and substance. Identify your style and how to adapt.
- Engagement, motivation and influence. Establish a range of effective tactics to positively affect the behaviours of others.
- Leading innovation and leading consistency. Experiment with methods for each and explore the possibilities for utilising the alternative approaches.
- Dealing with under-performance. Consider the reasons for under-performance and methods of taking appropriate action.
Day 2: ‘Get things done through organising people, projects and resources’.
If you want to make things happen then you need to know how. So here, we focus on the methods and processes you need to lead change effectively and efficiently. Key topics are:
- Root cause analysis. How to establish what has happened and why it has happened, so you know what needs to change.
- Developing aims and objectives. How to define what you want to achieve as a result of your analysis.
- Developing robust, realistic plans. Methods for preparing how both yourself and others will take action to ensure you achieve your aims.
- Delivery and implementation. Make it happen through effective delegation, addressing procrastination and managing interruptions.
- Time management and personal effectiveness. Develop essential skills for making sure you get the most from each day and to optimise efficiency.
- Day 3: ‘Improve your everyday medical leadership and influence. Learn how to interact with the system you work within.’
Day 3: Learn how to interact with the system you work within to improve your everyday contribution.
If you want to contribute to making things better, then you need to know the system. So the focus this time is on establishing how it works, the principles and issues, who does what, how things connect and how you can play an active part. Key topics for this day are:
- What’s wrong with the NHS? We consider the tensions which exist between the various aims of the system.
- Drivers, reactions and experiences of change. Explore the reasons why change takes place and typical reactions that we experience along the choices that we have.
- The history of the NHS. Establish how we ended up where we are today and what can be learned from the past so you can play your part fora better future.
- Structures of the NHS. Clarify who does what and the differences across the four nations of the UK.
- Finance and the NHS. Discover how the money flows, where it comes from and where it goes.
- Finally, identify how you, as an individual and team member, can make a worthwhile difference.
What is the format?
In keeping with the majority of our courses, the 3 Day leadership & Management Course for Doctors is limited to 18 delegates. This enables genuinely interactive sessions for you where you can learn both from our experienced Faculty of Tutors and from your fellow delegates. We use a broad range of approaches including small group exercises, large group discussions, input from your tutor and quiet reflection time to collect your own thoughts. This variety sustains your attention across all three days which start at 09:00 and typically end 1630-17:00. Finish time is dependent on delegate numbers and interaction.
One of our experienced Management Consultants support your first two days of the course. Your third day is always led by an NHS Consultant level doctor with teaching experience. We select your tutors from our faculty based on their knowledge of the subject matter and, of course, their ability to facilitate your development.
You also receive three of our books when you attend as part of your delegate package:
- The Essential Guide to Medical Leadership & Management
- Practical Management for Doctors
- A Guide to Medical Leadership & the NHS 2017-18
These are provided as the print editions when you attend the course in-person and the digital versions when you book a Virtual Training Room course. The books support your learning during the course as well as providing an excellent resource for your future reference.
What’s different about courses in the Virtual Training Room?
Courses in our Virtual Training Rooms cover the same content as our face-to-face courses. We use secure video meeting software for this format. This enables your tutor to lead group interaction where you learn together with other doctors. Maximum numbers are reduced from 18 to 9 to make this possible. So you receive the same CPD certificate as you would at any of our other venues. If you book this format you receive the digital versions of the three guidebooks.
As an added bonus, you also have complimentary access to a collection of our accredited online courses. So you have the opportunity to gain an additional 7 CPD points. These are:
- Medical Leadership & Management Online Course (3 CPD points)
- Medical Team Communication Skills Online Course (2 CPD points)
- NHS Hot Topics & UK Medical Regulation Video Tutorials (2 CPD points)
You receive separate certificates for each of these online courses as evidence of further training. Please note. These additional online courses are only provided as part of your package when your course takes place in our Virtual Training Room.
Is this course right for me?
This course is ideal for doctors who want to dedicate time to exploring leadership and management in both breadth and depth. It’s FMLM accredited because it maps to their Leadership and Management Standards for Medical Professionals. So doctors of all levels – from Foundation to Consultants and GPs – give us positive feedback regarding their experience. You can read their unedited reviews on TrustPilot. You may be seeking new models and structures to improve your ways of working or to run a project. Or you may want to simply review your skills and share your experiences as a means of building on your current abilities. Either way, your tutors will support you in achieving your aims. It’s also an excellent way to gain a significant number of CPD points. You receive a certificate for 18 CPD points on completion of the 3-day course.
Many doctors use their certificate from this course as evidence of leadership and management training to support their application for CT, IMT or ST programmes, to gain their CESR or to achieve their CCT.
What alternative/additional courses should I consider?
You may of course prefer to do any one, or any permutation, of our 1-day leadership and management courses which collectively make up the 3-day course.
If you want to explore conflict or negotiation then our Advanced Team Communication Skills Course for Doctors, where we cover these subjects in depth, will be a good option for you.
One option to consider as an add-on is the Medical Leadership & Management Online Course. It lets you learn and gain 3 CPD points whenever the time suits you. Choose to do it in short bursts or in one sitting.