Helping clinicians to develop essential leadership skills
Leadership for Clinicians (LeAD) is suitable for all clinical staff, regardless of profession, specialty or stage of training. It helps you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to fulfil, and support others in, leadership roles.
LeAD, which is available via the Internet, features more than 60 e-learning sessions on a wide range of topics such as personal development, working with colleagues, managing services and improving care. The content is packed with real-life case studies, animations and video clips, which help you to apply the learning to your own role.
LeAD covers the knowledge components of the UK National Health Service's Clinical and Medical Leadership Competency Frameworks and the Medical Leadership Curriculum. However, the themes are relevant to all kinds of healthcare professionals.
On this course, you can choose one of two pathways. These feature the same sessions but they are grouped in different ways. The first pathway presents the sessions in broad content-themed modules while the second reflects the domains of the NHS Leadership Competency Frameworks.
LeAD by theme
Provides a broad understanding of leadership, how LeAD is arranged and the Medical Leadership Framework
Focuses on the key attributes and behaviours that underpin effective leadership
Presents key theoretical concepts and practical examples of improving the quality of healthcare
Effective Management in Healthcare
Looks at people, finance and decision-making, ensuring that they effectively support service delivery to patients
Ensuring Effective Healthcare
Examines a broad range of concepts and practical examples of delivering effective healthcare
LeAD by domain
Provides a broad understanding of leadership, how LeAD is arranged and the Clinical Leadership Framework
Demonstrating Personal Qualities
Focuses on self-awareness, managing yourself, continuing personal development, and acting with integrity
Working with Others
Looks at developing networks, building and maintaining relationships, encouraging contributions and working within teams
Covers planning, managing resources, managing people and managing performance
Focuses on ensuring patient safety, critical evaluation, encouraging improvement and innovation, and facilitating transformation
Looks at identifying contexts for change, applying knowledge and evidence, making decisions, and evaluating impact
Optional sessions are available for both pathways, with general/reference information alongside examples from the medical professions.
Below are some sample sessions from LeAD. In common with all LeAD sessions, these feature animations, videos, case studies and interactive exercises.
To work your way through a session, simply click on the 'Next' button at the top right-hand corner of each page.
Introduction to Leadership and LeAD
This session explores the concepts of leadership in the clinical setting. It also introduces learners to the e-learning support for the development of clinical leadership (LeAD) and its relationship with the Medical/Clinical Leadership Competency Framework.
Introduction to Medical/Clinical Leadership and LeAD
This session provides an overview of the Medical/Clinical Leadership Competency Framework. It looks at how the framework has been constructed and how it can be used.
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director of the UK National Health Service, commended the project and stated that 'a true leader can inspire the next generation to be good doctors'.
LeAD is a comprehensive knowledge base to help all healthcare professionals contribute to the effective running of their organisation and its future direction. Written by clinicians for clinicians, learners can be confident they are using quality material wherever they are.
Penny Lewis, Clinical Lead for LeAD
Single-user access to the LeAD e-learning programme for 12 months costs £100 (excluding VAT where applicable). You may also pay by monthly or quarterly subscription. To purchase a licence, please click on one of the registration buttons below to purchase LeAD by either theme or domain.
Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.
Purchase LeAD by Domain
In this learning pathway, sessions reflect the NHS Leadership Framework domains, for example ‘Demonstrating Personal Qualities'. Introductory sessions include illustrations from a wide range of professions alongside those from the medical professions (which are grouped in a separate module).
Purchase LeAD by Theme
In this pathway, sessions are arranged by topic theme, for example ‘Effective Leadership’. All introductory sessions (both medically-orientated and those from the wider professions) are grouped in a separate module.