'Prepare to Lead': reflections on the first year of a leadership development mentoring programme for specialist and GP registrars in London
Abstract:'Prepare to Lead' is a leadership development mentoring programme for specialist and GP registrars which aims to develop a cohort of future clinical leaders for the NHS in London. This article describes the process by which this innovative scheme was established and delivered and reflects on the first year of the scheme and our learning during this period. We describe four different leadership development methodologies utilised in the scheme, explore the impact of cohort size on personal development and reflect on the hybrid approach the scheme takes to uni-professional vs. multi-professional leadership development by pairing clinical participants with predominantly managerial mentors. Finally, we outline the future direction of the scheme.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2008