UCL Medical School News

UCLMS Seminar: The intercalated BSc - Dr Melvyn Jones - 10th March

Mar 05, 2014 11:24AM

The intercalated BSc - why do medical schools offer them and what do they achieve?


Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

Feb 12, 2014 14:23PM

Winner: Engager of the year (researcher/academic grade 8 and above) Dr Jayne Kavanagh, UCL Medical School


Jane Dacre holds first MRCP PACES in Myanmar

Jan 08, 2014 10:49AM

This November, Professor Jane Dacre led the very first PACES for MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians) in Myanmar. This was successfully held in New Yangon General Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine, Yangon.


UCLMS Social Media Policy

Nov 01, 2013 17:10PM

Social media has become a powerful part of the web in recent years and has changed the way we communicate and collaborate online.  Many organisations, such as the GMC and the BMA, politicians and medical journals are actively using social media and discussions of various aspects of the professional lives of doctors are increasingly seen on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.


Obituary: Dr Daniel Brudney

Oct 02, 2013 09:08AM

We are very sad to report the death of Dr Daniel Brudney in a car crash on Friday 13 September.


Leadership Skills for the Healthcare Professional (ACMEG012)


Leadership is an imperative component of contemporary healthcare. In a changing societal and healthcare landscape, delivering progressive healthcare is a challenging process. This module has been developed to allow professionals who take responsibility for the resourceful and safe organisation of healthcare practice to develop their skills and understanding of workplace based leadership and its application. This module will suit participants from all medical specialities as well as from professional backgrounds allied to medicine, such as nursing, midwifery and paramedicine.

Intended learning outcomes:

Participants will develop skills that enable them to:

  • Describe the scope, role and academic responsibilities of leadership in contemporary healthcare
  • Establish and maintain effective teamwork and communication.
  • Manage team members’ progression, including the struggling team member.
  • Guide the personal and professional development of team members.
  • Enhance leadership effectiveness through the use of assessment, including workplace-based assessment, supervision and feedback.
  • Determine appropriate levels of leadership autonomy to ensure safe and effective patient care whilst allowing team members to develop and extend their expertise.
  • Facilitate leadership development through developmental conversations to identify and address learning needs, improve their reflective practice and safely develop their clinical leadership.
  • Understand why transformation efforts fail.
  • Understand power in organisations

Course contents:

This module will provide a range of activities and resources that will help participants to develop an understanding of leadership in contemporary healthcare and improve their skills and competencies as leaders in a multidisciplinary environment.

Method of delivery:

4 days of traditional face to face teaching.

Participants will also carry out leadership of agreed projects in their own clinical workplace. This will be discussed with the tutor through email exchanges and direct supervision and with peers during tutorial classes.


  • Pre-requisite module: N/A
  • UCL module title: Leadership Skills for the Healthcare Professional
  • UCL module code: ACMEG012
  • Module tutor: Deirdre Wallace
  • M Level credits: 15
  • Module cost:  £900.00 for year 2014-15

Teaching dates

Block Start
Face to Face sessions (compulsory)
Closing date for applications 
2013-14 Teaching Block 4
12 May 2014
04 July 2014
30 May 2014
13 June 2014
20 June 2014
27 June 2014
2014-15 Teaching Block 3 Monday 27 April 2015 Friday 19 June 2015 2 x face to face dates TBC (remainder of module delivered online)
Monday 30 March 2015

The above face to face teaching sessions will be held in the Clinical and Professional Skills Centre, Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6JJ.

NB this block is fully booked, please contact us if you would like to register your interest for the 2014/15 academic year.If you have any general queries, please contact Jeannine Attreed.