Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust - Developing Psychiatrists as Medical Leaders

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Leadership

In 2013 Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) commissioned CETAD to co-produce a bespoke Medical Leadership Competency Framework for the Trust. CETAD then worked in collaboration with the Trust to deliver in-house Medical Leadership Development for consultants, delivered in real time with a particular focus on individual delivery of a multi-professional innovative work-based project that would bring about service transformation and improve the patient experience within the Trust.

Successful completion of the programme led to a bespoke Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Leadership which was based around their work-based project. Some of the projects included were:

  • Using patient feedback on wards to improve the in-patient experience
  • Building a business case for a sexual health consultant
  • Developing collaborative community mental health teams

The initial work to develop the LCFT Medical Leadership Competency Framework has been used to integrate leadership into the values and behaviour framework that the Trust applies within Personal Development Reviews, Personal Development Plans and Appraisals across the Trust.

‘Working closely with CETAD we have been able to clearly articulate the key leadership needs and aspirations for this Trust. The consultative approach has achieved engagement with the need for medical leadership development as we move forward together. I believe the programme will enable us to develop medical leadership skills alongside other clinicians and managers to foster a team-based leadership approach’

Professor Max Marshall, Medical Director, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

View the full LCFT Medical Leadership case study for further information on this bespoke programme.