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NHS Structure and Healthcare Organisations 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 provides an overview of the National Health Service (NHS) in England as an organisation and the wider context in which individual NHS organisations operate. This sessions supports the development of leadership in clinical settings.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the broad structure of the NHS, identifying different types of NHS organisations, their role and function
  • Explain how the NHS in England and its constituent organisations are structured to support high-quality health care
  • Demonstrate your contribution to leadership in your clinical setting by analysing a policy, the steps to implementation and the contribution that can be made by the various structures and organisations

Clinicians training and working in the NHS are an integral and valuable part of the whole NHS system of healthcare. They have enormous insight into the practice of the clinical teams, wards and clinics in which they work.

Instructors / Speakers
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.

NHS Structure and Healthcare Organisations course for GPs
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Time / Duration
20 minutes
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