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Longitudinal Impact of Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellowship

Bullock, Alison ORCID: and Phillips, Suzanne 2020. Longitudinal Impact of Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellowship. Leadership in Health Services 33 (1) , pp. 1-11. 10.1108/LHS-06-2019-0033

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Purpose This paper aims to evaluate the longer-term impact of the 12-month Welsh clinical leadership fellowship. Design/methodology/approach Semi-structured interviews with 10 out of 14 trainee doctors who were fellows between 2013-2016, exploring how leadership knowledge and skills were used in clinical practice, impact on patient care and influence on careers. Data, gathered in 2017 when participants had completed the fellowship between 1-3 years, were analysed thematically. Findings All found the fellowship rewarding. The experience was felt to advantage them in consultant interviews. They gained insight into the wider influence on organisations and the complexity of issues facing senior clinicians. Although subtle, the impact was significant, equipping fellows with negotiation skills, enabling them to better influence change. Indirect impact on clinical practice was evidenced by enhanced confidence, teamworking skills and progression of improvement projects. However, the use of skills was limited by lack of seniority within teams, demands of medical training and examinations. The negativity of others towards management and leadership was also noted by some.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Cardiff Unit for Research and Evaluation in Medical and Dental Education (CUREMeDE)
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 1751-1879
Funders: HEIW
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 December 2019
Date of Acceptance: 22 November 2019
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 10:39

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