New Resources Available to Promote Medical Leadership

Led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement the UK-wide project, 'Enhancing Engagement in Medical Leadership project' has now developed a number of resources which may be of interest to members. The project aims to promote medical leadership and help create organisational cultures where doctors seek to be more engaged in management and leadership of health services.

The project team has worked closely with the medical professional, regulatory and education bodies and health service organisation and has now completed a number of key projects including a Medical Leadership Competency Framework . A Medical Leadership Curriculum has also been developed and you can find further information here.

Other project products and research include:

  • A Medical Engagement Scale which enables NHS trusts a greater insight to the level of engagement of doctors in their organisation and ways in which this engagement might be improved. This also explores the link between organisational performance and medical engagement, with a study due to be available in Autumn 2009.
  • An international study of how doctors are prepared for leadership roles in other countries and how they are engaged in the management and leadership of the health service
  • A Medical Chief Executive study is currently underway; to explore and better understand the factors that influence doctors to assume Chief Executive roles and identify how more doctors may be encouraged to apply for these positions.

Hard copies of most project products are also available for order here. We have attached a copy of our latest project update for your information.

If you would like to know more about the project, or any of the project products, please visit our website at or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .