Aspiring medical director programme


We have designed this programme with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) and NHS Leadership Academy to provide developmental support to those considered to have the potential to take on a medical director role.

About the programme

This is a fully funded leadership development programme for those aspiring to a medical director role in the near future.

This programme will enable you to tackle the broad range of challenges medical directors encounter including board level interactions, performance management of colleagues and dealing with the media. There will also be insights into the application process, the wider NHS landscape and system leadership. The 2019 programme will involve four sessions, each incorporating an action learning set and workshop, with content delivered by an experienced medical director or subject matter expert.

The programme will provide space for candidates to reflect on their leadership journey, their development needs and will seek to assist in their career development.

How to apply

Applications for the 2019 programme are now open. You will be required to submit the following:

  • a 400 word expression of interest detailing your leadership journey and intentions
  • a brief CV (2-3 pages)
  • a letter of endorsement from the current medical director of your organisation

The application process will close on Sunday 6 January 2019, unless all available places are filled before this time.

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