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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 5:00pm
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Politics, Power and Persuasion

What skills do clinicians need to succeed today, and tomorrow?  

This tailored, two day programme provides an introduction to leadership and its context within the NHS, local government and the local health economy.  

FMLM, in partnership with Eden and Partners Ltd, is pleased to offer a programme which seeks to help delegates gain:  

  • increased understanding of the national context in which the NHS operates  
  • recognition of the pressures on leaders of fellow NHS and social care organisations as they seek to achieve their objectives whilst complying with government policy  
  • greater appreciation of the policy environment and the differing implications of government policy on NHS organisations and local authorities  
  • confidence and skills to influence effectively in your own organisation.  


The first day provides an introduction to leadership and includes a top-to-toe explanation of the NHS and local government including:  

  • Who’s who  
  • Understanding the wider health and social care economy and key roles within it  
  • Managing the markets, including the challenge of commissioning  
  • The structure and governance arrangements of respective NHS organisations and local authorities  
  • Exploding myths and assumptions about clinician/management interface  
  • Exploring how you can influence the agenda.  

Day 2 focuses on the local health economy, exploring the relationships and tensions between NHS organisations, affording participants a safe forum to test the water and identify the means and opportunities for integrated working within the NHS family.  

The day focuses on some of the current challenges facing health professionals including changes outlined in the Health and Social Care Act, reconfiguration, clinical commissioning, public health and media interest. In a simulated environment, as Board members of a Clinical Commissioning Group, a Foundation Trust and a local council’s health and social care team, culminating in a Select Committee evidence session, we create a series of dynamics and tensions requiring you to:  

  • broker deals with other NHS and social care organisations and independent sector providers  
  • think strategically and negotiate effectively  
  • take difficult decisions and win arguments  
  • handle pressure from patient groups  
  • consider the strategic implications of local decisions, and reflect on how your actions might be viewed in the wider context  

Feedback from past delegates

"This was an extremely valuable and brilliantly executed experience. It has given me a completely new insight on what really goes on in the world of politics."  

"Excellent course, challenging and quite an eye opener to the bigger picture and how I as a doctor can engage with this."

Additional information

Starting from £600 for FMLM members
Run by
Eden & Partners
  • 26 September 2017 - 9:00am to 27 September 2017 - 5:00pm
  • 26 September 2017 - 9:00am to 27 September 2017 - 5:00pm
Managing services, Setting direction, Creating the vision
FMLM standards
Self awareness and self development


Russell Square
United Kingdom
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