Leadership and quality improvement

Our Trust board and Medical education leadership team actively encourage you to take up clinical leadership and quality improvement learning experiences. Previous medical students and doctors have undertaken courses, shadowing, experiential learning and contributed to change across our organisation. Some of this has led to national and international published work. 



The MediLead Programme is a bespoke development opportunity aimed at providing all doctors not working at consultant level with the skills, experience and knowledge of the diverse range of functions that support the running of a hospital.  It will teach you how to effectively plan and deliver an improvement project and test this out in your area of work.  

You will develop skills to engage colleagues to create change; set vision and values, design strategy and processes to make change happen. You will lead your own high standard quality improvement project with expert support and guidance by senior leaders in the healthcare system.

Through shared experiences and the knowledge of senior leaders and your colleagues you will be supported better understand leadership theory and quality improvement methodology.


Paula Mcavinia - Consultant Lead

Email: paula.mcavinia@nhs.net

What our doctors say

“Junior doctors bring a fresh perspective to the organisation, and many of them have new ideas to offer, which directly improve patient care. The MediLead programme is a way of empowering doctors who are new to the Trust to talk about their ideas with colleagues.  

“Sharing insights and new approaches helps foster a professional culture, where robust challenge and open discussion is valued, so that every idea aimed at improving care for our patients is welcomed and explored.”

"The programme was really interactive blending teaching and practical activities, the tools helped develop my ideas and made me see the wider picture of improvement"


Q. Can anyone become a participant in the MediLead programme?
A. There is competitive entry and a limited number of places

Q. What is the time commitment on the programme?
A. It is a nine-month programme consisting of one training day per month which are a mixture of taught sessions, practical exercises and site visits.  Participants can typically expect to commit to an additional 1-2 hours per week of reading and study.

Q. Where can I find out more about MediLead?
A. Click on this link to read more