Workforce, training and education
East Midlands


Dear Doctor in Training

The General Medical Council emphasises the importance of leadership and management development and enshrines generic leadership and management skills in all GMC approved training curricula. Doctors in training must show that they can lead and work effectively in teams, by demonstrating an understanding of why leadership and team working is important in their role as a clinician.

From the time you qualify you will be seen as a leader, even if you do not feel one yourself. The aim of the East Midlands Leadership and Management Programme is to empower you to shape the future of your departments, specialities, and potentially the NHS as a whole. We want to give you the tools to be able to think about how things could be done better in your workplace, and then to implement those changes, whilst keeping the patient at the centre of any decisions made.

The course is open to all doctors-in-training post Foundation years in the East Midlands. The course is structured into 3 phases, incorporating e-learning and face-to-face workshops.

Phase 1 begins with e-learning on the basics of leadership and management, before a face-to-face session where the knowledge you have acquired is put into practice. In phase 2 trainees will undertake a Quality Improvement project within their own organisation in collaboration with their organisations QI Team, and with supplementary e-learning resources provided from the course. Phase 3 will focus on more advanced concepts of leadership and management, starting with an e-learning package and culminating in a face-to-face workshop looking at your leadership journey and leadership future.

Further information on the structure and content of the course can be found in the course brochure link below.

Before attending any face-to-face sessions, delegates will need to complete the relevant e-learning. Please note that the sign-up process to access the e-learning is not automated and it can take a couple of weeks to receive your login details after being manually on-boarded.

The link below will take you to the form you need to complete to be added to the PGVLE e-learning site. Please note that the onboarding process is not automated and done manually, meaning there can be a delay of a couple of weeks between you entering your details onto the form, and receiving your login details. If a couple of weeks have passed and you have not received your login details, please contact the Leadership and Management team at: 

We look forward to seeing you on the programme and hope you find the experience helpful and rewarding.

If you have any questions please contact the Leadership and Management team at: