Leadership Development in Postgraduate Medical Training

Clinical Leadership - What is it?

Clinical Leadership should be considered 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

The new GMC Generic Professional Capabilities framework

Guidance for implementation of the new Generic Professional Capabilities framework

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.

  • Current leadership development opportunities available in Postgraduate Medical Education in the South West
  • Leadership Faculty Contacts (currently being revised)