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Leadership for Clinicians | LeAD Programme for Management and Administration

Speciality Classification
Management and Administration
Time / Duration
22 hours
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By

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.



eIntegrity programmes are developed by NHS Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme (HEE e-LfH). 

The programmes are high quality self-directed learning programmes.  They are designed to support training and CPD and are excellent resources alongside other traditional teaching methodologies.  They have been developed by the UK NHS for use in the NHS.  However, many of the programmes have international relevance, particularly the specialty training programmes which are often mapped to UK specialty training curricula.


Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Voice Over
Modules / Topics

Pathway 1

LeAD by theme

The principles of leadership, how LeAD is arranged and the Medical Leadership Framework

Effective Leadership
Key attributes and behaviours that underpin effective leadership

Quality Improvement
Theoretical concepts and practical examples of quality improvement in healthcare

Effective Management in Healthcare
People, finance and decision-making, and their role in supporting effective service delivery to patients

Ensuring Effective Healthcare
Concepts and practical examples of delivering effective healthcare

Pathway 2

LeAD by domain

The principles of leadership, how LeAD is arranged and the Clinical Leadership Framework

Demonstrating Personal Qualities
Self-awareness, managing yourself, continuing personal development, and acting with integrity

Working with Others
Developing networks, building and maintaining relationships, encouraging contributions and teamworking

Managing Services
Planning and managing resources/people/performance

Improving Services
Ensuring patient safety, critical evaluation, improvement and innovation, and facilitating transformation

Setting Direction
Contexts for change, applying knowledge and evidence, making decisions, and evaluating impact


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

Free trial session

Introduction to Leadership and LeAD

This session will explore the concepts of leadership in the clinical setting. It also introduces you to the e-learning support for the development of clinical leadership (LeAD) and its relationship with the Medical/Clinical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF/CLCF).


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

On completion, you can download and print off a certificate that is endorsed by the relevant professional body.

Video Intro
Leadership for Clinicians | LeAD Programme for Management and Administration
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mentoring & Leading, Leading and managing, Coaching & Leadership
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
22 hours
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