Leadership Development in Postgraduate Medical Training

Clinical Leadership - What is it?

Clinical Leadership should be considered as a process, not a position, with it's core purpose to bring about continuous improvement in healthcare. The Health Leadership Model encompasses this in its competency frameworks; motivating teams and individuals alike to work effectively, provide a clear sense of purpose while focusing in improving performance.

Our aim is to focus learning on to a longitudinal process of personal development rather than purely isolated programmes in any one set place in time. Learning is different for everyone, and a variety of learning styles should always be considered. Leadership learning is a process of participation in increasingly complex and personally informative tasks rather than just acquisition of a predetermined set of knowledge and skills. We want to move learning from the class room to the workplace using the 70:20:10 model of leadership development.

  • 70% learning from work-based tasks, challenges and problem solving.
  • 20% from learning about self – through assessment, coaching, mentoring, role model and social networks
  • 10% formal education and training

Mission statement

Our mission is to promote clinical leadership development in postgraduate medical training across the Southwest.


Our aim is to incorporate clinical leadership as a core component of all specialty training, with all doctors in training being exposed to appropriate leadership developmental opportunities.