Medical leadership: competencies in action

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The engagement of the medical profession in
management and leadership activities has become
a priority for the UK’s National Health Service
(NHS). It makes sense to develop these leadership
competencies as early as possible, inculcating
leadership skills in junior doctors. The recent core
and specialist curriculum competencies address
this and, together with the Medical Leadership
Competency Framework developed by the Academy
of Medical Royal Colleges and the NHS, sets out
a blueprint for personal development plans for
junior doctors. A culture shift is called for, such
that doctors in training prioritise their leadership
development alongside their medical training. This
article is of particular relevance to educational
supervisors, as it describes how they can support
junior doctors in achieving the leadership and
management competencies outlined in the 2009 core
and specialty psychiatry curriculum.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-170
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Psychiatric Treatment
Publication statusPublished - 2011