Urology Clinical Leads Programme

This programme is fabulous. I learnt loads and would unreservedly recommend it, particularly to young clinical leads.
Tim O'Brien, Consultant Urological Surgeon; Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Why are improvement programmes important for clinicians?

We recognise the NHS is currently under a lot of pressure and understand how demoralising and frustrating this can be for clinicians who want to continue to deliver best practice in an ever-changing and increasingly complex healthcare environment.  

Our sector-leading improvement programmes provide a supportive and empowering environment for clinicians at different stages of their career with a passion for delivering tangible improvements within the sector. We’ve worked with over 150 clinicians across the prostate cancer pathway and improved care for more than 20,000 men across the UK.  

What is the Urology Clinical Leads Programme?

Our 20-week programme will help Urology Clinical Leads strengthen their professional skills through a package of education, coaching and peer-based mentoring, while supporting you to deliver a project to improve services within the prostate cancer pathway. This programme encourages clinicians to become transformational leaders, drive improvement and change and helping men to access high quality treatment.    

Applications are currently closed. 

What does the programme involve?

We’ve developed a flexible, hybrid programme model that blends both virtual and in person delivery, while still fostering a collaborative and positive learning environment. We’ll support you from the initial planning stages of your project, right through to implementation and review. Our expert programme managers have extensive experience in supporting clinicians working in our complex and fragmented health service, and we know how vital you are to driving improvement.

As part of the programme, you’ll develop and enhance your skills and knowledge in strategic thinking influencing and managing complex relationships with stakeholders, critical thinking, problem solving, articulating your vision for change and above all, effective leadership for embedding change.

As a participant of our Urology Clinical Leads Programme, you’ll receive:

  • Training on change leadership, system leadership, improvement science and implementing an improvement project.
  • Virtual improvement group meetings that allow time to connect with peers.
  • One to one support around your improvement ambitions and leadership development.
  • Coaching and peer based mentoring

Programme structure:

  • Envision the future – developing you change project
  • Stakeholder engagement and influencing
  • Mobilising and communicating improvement
  • Evaluating and measuring impact
  • Building sustainable change

Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed at newly appointed and experienced Urology Clinical Leads across the UK. We encourage applications from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Key dates

  • Welcome session (virtual) – Wednesday 26 April 2023, 7-9pm

  • Module 1 (virtual) – Thursday 4 May 2023, 9-12noon

  • Module 2 (virtual) – Tuesday 16 May 2023, 9-12noon

  • Module 3 (face to face) – Wednesday 7 June 2023, 10-4pm. This event will be held at the Imperial War Museum, London
  • Module 4 (virtual) – Thursday 7 September 2023, 9-12noon

Please ensure you can attend all sessions before applying. 

Programme Expenses

Reasonable travel will be expensed for attending module 3, further details will be provided once you’ve been successfully accepted onto the programme.

Food and refreshments will also be provided throughout module 3.

How can I apply?

Applications are currently closed.

Contact us

If you have any specific queries about the Urology Clinical Leads Programme, please contact Kavita Tailor - Healthcare Improvement Senior Officer at [email protected]

The Prostate Cancer Improvement Programmes have been supported by grants from Astellas Pharma Ltd, Bayer UK and Roche Products Ltd. None of these organisations have had any control over the educational content of this activity.