Emerging clinical leadership development in the NHS

Sarah Moll, Yasmin Ahmed-Little*, Benjamin Brown, Hesham Abdalla, Elaine Owen

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Leadership development for clinicians is a relatively new concept in the NHS. Even more recent is the notion that investment in emerging clinical leadership also has added value. Most previous initiatives have aimed primarily at leadership development amongst senior doctors. However, opportunities to engage more junior colleagues in clinical leadership and medical management within the NHS have started to appear and attract increasing interest. In the NHS Next Stage Review in 2008, Lord Darzi called for the establishment of clinical (Darzi) leadership fellows to support clinicians with a particular interest in leadership. Within the North West 14 such posts were piloted in 2009-10, identifying and recruiting emerging clinical leaders from multidisciplinary backgrounds. This article highlights some of their experiences and lessons learnt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Health Care Management
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


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