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Fellowship

FMLM published the Leadership and management standards for medical professionals in 2015 (2nd edition, 2016) and now offers the opportunity for members to apply for senior fellowship (SFFMLM), fellowship (FFMLM) or associate fellowship (AFFMLM) through a process of certification by portfolio.

Fellowship recognises members of FMLM for their medical leadership and is awarded through certification against the Leadership and management standards for medical professionals.

Fellowship

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Why certification?

Patients and healthcare systems require the very best leaders. With the Leadership and Management Standards for Medical Professionals established in 2015, the development of FMLM certification is the next step in our work to professionalise medical leadership and management. It addresses key recommendations in two critical reports - the Francis report on Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust and the Kirkup report on Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust - which underscore the importance of standards and the professionalisation of leadership in driving the quality of healthcare in which doctors play a significant role. 

Levels

Successful applicants will be awarded ‘Founding’ fellowships at one of three levels:

Founding Senior Fellowship: For UK-based members of FMLM who are established medical leaders with at least two years’ experience at Board or system level. Members will have made a significant contribution to leadership and management in the health sector will be able to demonstrate competence in all domains of the Leadership and management standards for medical professionals (self, team player/team leader, corporate responsibility and system leadership). Successful applicants will be recognised by the post-nominal SFFMLM.

Founding Fellowship: For UK-based members of FMLM who have experience of leading multiple or very large teams at an organisational level. Members will be able to demonstrate competence in the first three domains of the Leadership and management standards for medical professionals (self, team player/team leader, corporate responsibility). Successful applicants will be recognised by the post-nominal FFMLM.

Associate Fellowship: For UK-based members of FMLM who have experience (expectation of at least two years) of leading a team in formal or informal roles. Members will be able to demonstrate their competence in the first two domains (self and team player/team leader) of the Leadership and management standards for medical professionals (2nd edition) and progress towards the other two domains (corporate responsibility and system leadership). Successful applicants will be recognised by the post-nominal AFFMLM.

Application and assessment process

Certification for fellowship is currently open to UK-based FMLM members. The Founding period of fellowship will run until October 2017, 'Founding' fellowships will be awarded at a ceremony at the Leaders in Healthcare conference in Liverpool on 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2017 for those that applied before 14 August. The deadline for applications for Founding fellowship at all levels is 09:00 on 19 October 2017.

The process, by portfolio, will include an assessment of knowledge, behaviours, experience and impact.

To apply

  1. Complete the application form for either
    a. Founding Senior Fellowship;
    b. Founding Fellowship; or
    c. Founding Associate Fellowship. 
  2. Provide supporting documentation (as described in the form and guidance notes) and email as a PDF file to fellowship [at] fmlm [dot] ac [dot] uk
  3. Submit your application fee (please note this payment is non-refundable)
    The application fee for Founding Fellowship and Founding Senior Fellowship is £350 | The application fee for Founding Associate Fellowship is £250 (as at March 2017, introductory fee) 
  4. Then email your application form with supporting documentation as a PDF file to fellowship [at] fmlm [dot] ac [dot] uk

The assessment process

Applications, supporting documentation and references will be reviewed by members of the Standards Certification and Award Committee (SCAC). The SCAC includes senior medical leaders (who hold SFFMLM or FFMLM) and lay members.

FMLM Fellows

FMLM awarded the first Honorary and Founding Senior Fellowships in November 2016, see who they are

Deadlines for submission

  • 14 August 2017 (09:00) - Deadline to apply for 'Founding' status fellowships to be awarded at Leaders in Healthcare conference
  • 19 October 2017 (9:00) - Final deadline to apply for 'Founding' status
  • 15 January 2018 (09:00)

Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards offered by FMLM. For more information about nominating a member for this award please email fellowship [at] fmlm [dot] ac [dot] uk.

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