Please note: Applications for this year’s Clinical Leadership Fellowships are now closed.
The National Clinical Leadership Fellowships, sponsored by the NHS Leadership Academy, is the only scheme designed for clinicians in all areas of the NHS across England.
It builds on the very best leadership development and offers a bespoke approach to clinical leadership challenges.
The scheme offers clinicians a unique opportunity to develop their personal leadership skills, career, and contribution to improving patient care.
Current fellowship participants have said:
“I am enjoying and feel I am benefiting immensely from the programme so far. I return from each module more informed and inspired to improve my service for the benefit of patients.” Claire Ellwood, pharmacist from East Midlands
“The programme has been a real catalyst to my development as a clinical leader and at a crucial point in my career and involvement in service transformation. The mentoring, supervision and high-level expert teaching have had a clear and positive impact on my ability to drive and influence complex service change at a challenging time for the NHS.”
Dr Paul Brown, from the North East
“The clinical leadership fellowship provided me with useful skills and knowledge from the outset. I have gained insight into practical tools that can help facilitate service development, improving the standards of care that my team provides.”
Karen Tomlin a nurse from East Midlands
Deborah Chafer, National Programme Director for Clinical Leadership Fellowships said “Now is the time to recognise that clinicians are not only experts in their professional field but also leaders and deliverers of our services. This scheme supports their learning and development and helps realise their potential in leading health services and improving patient care.”
Each individual selected will have access to a bespoke leadership development course, aligned to their clinical service, and of direct benefit to patients within the context of the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) agenda.
Individuals will need to demonstrate both a talent for leadership but also an ambition to further develop wider leadership skills in the service of the NHS. We are looking for clinicians who think innovatively, have a burning ambition to lead change, and want to improve an area of service.
The Clinical Leadership Fellowships are part of the work led by the NHS Leadership Academy to develop outstanding leadership in health.
The NHS Leadership Academy is the new national NHS hub for leadership development and talent management, and a centre of leadership excellence for all clinical and managerial staff working in the NHS, or providing care funded by the NHS.
The NHS Leadership Academy is keen to attract people from as diverse a range of backgrounds and professions as possible within the NHS in England.