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Next Step: Leadership and Management Fellows Programme - Transforming Healthcare through Applied Leadership Training

Applications now open

The context of Leadership and Management within the NHS has never been more challenging as managers and leaders tackle the pressures of a volatile future.  In response to this NHSE East of England are extending their existing 'Leadership Ladder' development programme with a next step programme to create Leadership and Management Fellows.  Working with a powerful collaboration from King’s Health Partners, King’s Business School; the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and The King’s Fund to deliver rigour and expertise, clinical insight, and cutting-edge content to tackle the challenges in delivering leadership and management successfully through a specialist intervention.  

The Next Step programme will equip 70 Leadership and Management Fellows (LMF's)from the East of England each year with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to allow them to thrive as both leaders and managers and to adopt the skills and confidence to apply this new understanding into their own organisational settings.  

Open to senior postgraduate medical and dental trainees (of all specialties) within two training years of their expected CCT date if working in secondary care, and at least ST2 at the start of the program if working in primary care, and who will still be in a training programme in the EoE at the end of July 2024,  the Next Step programme is an 11-month immersive development experience that will charge the graduating Leadership and Management Fellows to disseminate this understanding by acquiring the expertise needed to act as leaders, enabling them to share leadership and management insights to other PGMD trainees and healthcare professionals.

Fully funded by NHS England East of England, the key features of this innovative programme fall within four blocks of activity, each of which has a face-to-face day with the other Leadership and Management Fellows, and each challenging and updating the common view of the “mini-MBA” by addressing emerging issues and focussing on new skills and adaptability needed for the years ahead, using the breadth of the curriculum to thrive in the current and future context.  

To apply please review the applicant guidance and complete the application form available through the website.  Next Step: Leadership and Management Fellows Programme | East of England (

For all queries please contact:

Applications must be received with full completed paperwork (see website for details) by 17:00 31st May 2024. Applications received beyond this time will not be considered. 


Royal College

The Royal College runs a wide variety of teaching programmes and conferences, many of them with significant discounts for trainees.  They can be found here:

Simulation Hub at HPFT 

HPFT has developed a pioneering simulation training facility within the Trust to provide innovative simulation training in mental health, physical health and learning disabilities. It offers trainees the chance to engage in high fidelity scenarios and reflect as a group on the challenges raised. The interactive and immersive training replicates real life and hence maximises the learning efficacy in a psychologically safe and controlled environment.

Some previous / closed opportunities (for interest)

CLOSED - Booking open for Liaison psychiatry conference 23rd / 24th November 2017

TNC-NAHP Conference, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1RQ

This conference is particularly appropriate for trainees, new consultants, nurses and allied health professionals, and has been organised by Dr Elena Baker-Glenn (an East of England higher trainee) with considerable trainee input.

Further details (including a programme and booking information) can be found at the bottom of this webpage, and on the RCPsych liaison psychiatry webpage here.  Dr Baker-Glenn can also be contacted for any queries etc:

Updated forms below.


CLOSED - RCPsych Eastern Division Autumn conference, 9th November.

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge

The conference details can be found on the RCPsych Eastern Division page here:

The conference is a great opportunity for trainees to present posters (submission deadline 19th October), and medical students and FY doctors can get free registration.




(CLOSED) Update 18th July - Chief Resident Management and Leadership Development Programme

Applications are currently open for the Chief Residents Programme, run jointly by Cambridge University Hospitals and the Judge Business School.  Trainees should be ST5 or ST6, and ideally taking up a leadership position within their Trust (such as trainee rep).  It is an excellent course, and ideally suited for trainees who have completed LeaP in their ST4 year and how want to take their leadership development further.

Details on the 2017-2018 are still being finalised.  Last years course via the brochure and on the website.

Any interested trainees should discuss with their local TPD.  Applications (via TPD and Head of School) need to be in ideally by 7th August to stand the best chance.  (By end of August possible, but greater risk of being on a “reserve” list)

(CLOSED) Update 17th August - LeaP Programme, Leading for Improvement.  Applications due 8th September (updated deadline)

Applications are invited for the LeaP programme, a leadership programme hosted by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Deanery.  This is an ideal leadership programme for ST4-5 psychiatry trainees and I would encourage all to apply.  It leads to curriculum-matched competencies in a range of leadership skills across the year, including seminars, action-learning sets and a quality improvement project.

For further details please see the flyer and application form at the bottom ot this page, or contact:

CPFT Leadership Development team:
Tel: 01223 884409 / 01223 994353


(CLOSED) - Update 7th July 2017 - Applications for CLAHRC East of England Fellowships currently open:


Applications are currently invited for CLAHRC Fellowships from this region.  From their website:  The CLAHRC Fellowship is aimed at clinicians, health and social care practitioners, and managers, who would like to work at the interface of research and practice, to develop an understanding of the research environment, and to develop skills in research methodology, service redesign and change management. The focus within the Fellowship programme is on local applied research and evaluation projects, building local capacity for evidence-informed practice, and facilitating networking across health and social care.

The Fellowship is for 1 day a week from January to December 2018, and may present a good opportunity for higher trainees in psychiatry in the region.

More details are on the CLAHRC Fellowship webpage here, and the application webpage here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11th August


(CLOSED) Update 10th July 2017 - Mentoring Fellows

Health Education England East of England (HEE EoE) is pleased to announce the creation of two one-year Mentoring Fellow posts. The posts are half time, allowing you to continue training alongside the opportunity to play a major role in the development of Trainee Mentoring Schemes in the east of England.  The roles are suitable for Trainees ST3 or above with some experience of Mentoring and a passion to improve the support and development of doctors in training.

To apply send a copy of your CV together with a letter of application outlining your suitability for this role to
Enquiries may be emailed to:

Closing date: Midday Monday 24th July


(CLOSED) Update 15th June 2017 - Applications for Bursaries for PGCertEd (deadline 7th July)

Applications are currently open for deanery bursaries to support psychiatry trainees obtain a PGCertEd.  Further details are available on the deanery webpage here.  There are 2 bursaries available up to a value of £3000 each.  The deadline for applications is 5pm, 7th July.  Please feel free to contact christopher.o' (Head of school) to discuss.  NOW CLOSED


(CLOSED) 13th June 2017 - RCPsych College Centre for Quality Improvement seeking Clinical Fellows

The college is currently looking to appoint 6 QI fellows, ideally at ST4 level, working 1 day a week over 2 years. 

More details including downloadable job description here:

Closing date for applications is Monday 10th July


(CLOSED) Update 11th June 2017 - RCPsych Sustainability Scholars, applications open (deadline 30th June)

Applications are currently open for the successful programme of Sustainability Scholars with the Royal College of Psychiatry.  This would be appropriate for higher trainees in psychiatry, using their special interest day for this purpose.

There is some information about what the current Sustainability Scholars have been doing here.

Further details about the programme including information about applications can be found on the RCPsych webpage here.

Note that the deadline for applications is the end of this month (June). NOW CLOSED

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