Academi Wales

Llywodraeth Cymru
Welsh Government

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Medical Leadership Programme

  • Dates: October 2018 - September 2019
  • Duration:
    12 months
  • Location:
    South Wales
  • Cost:
    £750 + VAT

View the brochure - PDF 2MB Learning outcomes - PDF 1.9MB Timetable - PDF 70KB


‘Putting Doctors at the heart of transformation, leading from the front’

Academi Wales has responded to the literature and research supporting the need for strong clinical leadership in Wales, by designing a leadership development programme for senior doctors and medical leaders.

The programme aims to develop understanding of effective management, as well as promote capacity to effect service improvement and leadership. The programme provides a blended learning approach with a range of learning and development opportunities, including:

  • Master class workshops
  • Action learning
  • Residential learning community

Benefits to you

We continue to face challenging times and ensuring that effective clinical leadership remains a key priority within NHS Wales is more important than ever. Clinicians in leadership roles have a vital contribution to make, bringing their clinical experience and patient focused perspective to strategic planning and decision making. This contribution will help the NHS work with partners within the framework of the ‘Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act’ 2015, ensuring improved quality and equity of care and a healthier Wales.
The Medical Leadership Programme, offered by Academi Wales, provides an excellent opportunity to enhance and develop our clinical leaders. Ensuring that talent is identified and leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours are developed will enable individuals to be better prepared to take on senior strategic roles in the future.
The programme has been externally evaluated and has received excellent feedback from participants, who include those in a range of senior medical leadership roles across the NHS in Wales. This is a great development opportunity and I would strongly encourage you to apply.
Dr Frank Atherton
Chief Medical Officer, NHS Wales

The programme aims to support you in achieving service change and improvements in care that are part of your current work plan. Successful outcomes will be supported by the knowledge gained through a range of nationally acclaimed speakers, insights gained from action learning and mentoring/coaching.

Programme outcomes include:

  • Support and achievement of organisational objectives through effective management and leadership of people and resources.
  • Support and delivery of service innovation.
  • Increased self awareness and understanding of personal impact on situations with strategies for improved effectiveness

Evaluation of the Academi Wales Medical Leadership Programme 2014-15 PDF 1.3MB

Evaluation of the Academi Wales Medical Leadership Programme 2013-14, Cardiff University PDF 1.6MB


Senior medical staff in Wales with significant management and leadership responsibilities. This may include: Assistant Medical Directors; Chiefs of Staff; Service Leads; Clinical Directors.

The majority of workshops and action learning sets will be delivered across the South Wales region.


The programme costs £750 + VAT. We will require your billing details as part of your application. Please note that should you be awarded a place and then withdraw from the programme, your organisation may be required to pay the full cost.

How to apply

To apply for a place on this programme, please complete the application form and provide your line manager and executive sponsor endorsements. Ensure that you have provided a project outline, as this will be important criteria in selecting successful applicants.

Please note: To ensure you comply with the amount of notice required for study leave please ensure you have secured dates in your diary as outlined in the programme schedule. It is also important that you are able to attend the minimum of 80% of workshops and 80% of action learning sets across the year.