One group who are particularly important in this regard are the 50,000 doctors in postgraduate medical training for whom Health Education England have direct responsibility. But their access to leadership development provision is problematic. Rotational programmes mean that trainees often find it difficult to access opportunities provided by employers, whereas those offered by professional bodies and ‘schools’ are often limited to being unprofessional, or even single specialty, in scope. Conflicting work and curricula priorities get in the way, and there is ambivalence about the centrality and importance of such activities from some senior colleagues.
There are of course examples of excellent development practice around the country but these are often expensive programmes for small numbers of participants and there is more to do, in the context of diminishing resources, to ensure the ‘greatest benefit for the greatest number’.
This stakeholder event is one of a series of meetings being hosted by Health Education England in partnership with the local Leadership Academies in that region. The purpose of the event is to think about what meaningful leadership development looks like for this group, to share best practice, and to identify the principles that should inform our work, and guide our investment, in future.
Places will be limited, so in order that we may plan appropriately please respond early and confirm your attendance via the Eventbrite page by following the link below.
We hope you will be able to come and join in the conversation on Friday 31st March 2017.