University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust - Clinical Leadership Development Programme

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership

In 2012, after recognising a lack of support for staff in leadership roles in University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) and identifying that investment in clinical leadership was needed, UHMBT approached CETAD to devise a Ward Manager/Clinical Leader development programme to meet the needs of UHMBT.

An integrated programme of training, 360’ feedback, action-learning, coaching, mentoring by internal sponsors and applied leadership development for Clinical Leaders in the Trust was devised using assessed ‘live’ on-the-ground work-based projects.

Successful completion led to a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership. Work-based project outputs and learning are now being disseminated and implemented within the Trust and wider health community. A second cohort of clinical leaders started on the programme in January 2015.

‘Being here today, listening to the fantastic quality improvement projects undertaken by our clinical staff, and the impact they have had on patients’ experience has been my best day at work since joining the Trust’

Sue Smith, Executive Chief Nurse, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

‘When you are extolling the virtues of investment in leadership development in times of significant financial challenge, it is important to see early returns on that investment. Hearing the presentations from our initial alumni on the Clinical Leadership Programme, delivered in partnership with CETAD, was truly inspirational.

Early signs of success was having this generation of leaders talk about personal leadership styles, use of OD frameworks, service improvement tools and building teams energised around patient care. It was an honour and a privilege to be there.’

David Wilkinson, Director of Workforce and OD, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

View the full UHMBT Clinical Leadership case study for further information on this bespoke programme.