Leadership for Clinicians E-learning Course

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
Project Lead for LeAD

Leadership for Clinicians | LeAD

Leadership for Clinicians healthcare e-learning course
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in medical leadership roles
  • Suitable for clinicians from all professions and specialties around the world
  • Highly interactive and engaging content, with case studies, images, videos and animations

A high-quality healthcare management course

Leadership for Clinicians (LeAD) is suitable for all clinical staff, regardless of profession, specialty or stage of training. It covers the competencies and leadership behaviours required to fulfil, and support others in, healthcare management roles. 

Suitable for leaders and managers in healthcare globally

You can complete more than 60 e-learning sessions on a wide range of topics such as personal development, working with colleagues, managing services and improving care. You can select sessions that are most relevant to your role. The content is packed with case studies, animations and video clips, to help reinforce learning and understanding on key themes. There are also links to further recommended reading sources.

Highly interactive, with real-life case studies

The sessions draw on real-life scenarios and examples of service improvement techniques and challenges from across the health sectors. You can reflect on how the learning can be applied to your everyday work and better understand the role you can play in improving services.

This interactive healthcare leadership course has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and the NHS Leadership Academy. It covers the knowledge components of the NHS Leadership Competency Frameworks, although the themes are relevant to healthcare professionals globally.

Easy online access

The learning content is available online so you can study at home, in the workplace or even on the move.

Watch the short course film

Course content

Free trial sessions



Buy now

To purchase a licence, please click on the relevant Register button below. You can choose from one of two learning pathways.

Multiple or multi-year licences are available. You can also pay by monthly subscription. Please contact us for details.

Module  Cost 
Pathway 1 LeAD by Domain Reflects NHS leadership framework domains £100* Register for pathway 1
Pathway 2 LeAD by Theme Arranged into broad thematic modules £100* Register for pathway 2

*excluding VAT where applicable

Access for NHS staff

If you work for the NHS and have an NHS email address, please register for the programme via: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Register