Barriers and enablers for clinicians moving into senior leadership roles: Review report

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, November 2018

This report sets out the findings of a review carried out by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM). Finds some common themes emerged between the professions, fundamental differences were also evident. Most people highlighted progression to senior leadership was rarely promoted as a legitimate career pathway as part of training programmes and even where programmes exist, such as the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellowship scheme, these are not recognised as part of specialty training. Most felt the skills and competences for senior leadership, especially chief executive, are not always clear and there is a need to identify and develop leadership talent in a more structured way than is currently the case. In general, there is a lack of data about the backgrounds and qualifications of senior leaders in the NHS.

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