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Leadership Styles course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
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This session examines what is meant by leadership style, explores the different types of leadership style, and considers which style is likely to be the most effective in different situations. This session supports the development of leadership in clinical settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Examine the key definitions and models of leadership and leadership style
  • Describe current predominant thinking around leadership
  • Explain how leadership style can be driven by different situations
  • State the most likely outcome of adopting the various leadership styles
  • Analyse and critique your personal leadership styles and those of others
  • Demonstrate your contribution to leadership by identifying leadership approaches to improving the experience of healthcare for patients

This session will cover the theoretical framework needed to understand the different leadership styles which may be encountered. You will also have the opportunity to identify the approaches to leadership which can lead to improvements to the patient experience.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete these sessions in the Introductory Module:

  • Introduction to Leadership and LeAD
  • Introduction to Medical/Clinical Leadership Competency Framewor
Instructors / Speakers
Rachel Abraham,
Content Author

Associate Director of Education. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Rachel Abraham was previously a research Dietitian having published in the field of nutrition in relation to perinatal medicine, bariatric surgery and osteoporosis. After an MBA she moved into operational management and now works in the field of Education and Organisational Development. She has a special interest in clinical leadership development and is a content author of leadership.

Penny Lewis,
Leadership development facilitator and coach

Penny has a varied background combining a clinical profession with higher education, research, and service general management. Recently she has been working with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on the Enhancing Engagement in Medical Leadership project, including contributing to establishing the Medical Leadership Competency Framework, and specifically taking a lead for post graduate training. Penny is the Clinical Lead for the e-learning programme LeAD, both for medical leadership (through the AoMRC) and for clinical leadership (through the NHS Leadership Academy, and previously the National Leadership Council).

Posts in the NHS have included: Policy Lead in a Strategic Health Authority for leadership and diversity; Service General Manager for quality and education in an NHS Trust; and research supervisor and module leader for the multi-disciplinary MSc in Healthcare at the University of Exeter. Penny was Associate Lecturer in the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Graduate School, specifically teaching on M.Ed. in Clinical Education, and Professional Skills for specialist registrars. Now working on a freelance basis, Penny has been offering training, facilitation and coaching to the public sector, especially senior staff and teams in healthcare.

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