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February monthly focus: The Clinical Academy

The Clinical Academy enters its third year in 2013 and recruitment for our latest set of associates is already underway.

This innovative programme arose from the vision of Mark Hackett, our CEO, that meeting the challenging goals set out in the 2020 Vision would require clinical and non-clinical leaders of the highest motivation, competence and ability.

The academy’s function is to help deliver this goal by bringing together outstanding leaders from all disciplines - medicine, nursing, midwifery, science, AHPs and support services – to share good practice and learning with their peers and develop the energy, appetite and enthusiasm for change. Consequently all associates are expected to deliver a significant project of tangible benefit to our patients and our services.

Emphasis is put on developing a collaborative and flexible leadership style, with exposure to the latest thinking on this critical role, and a defined service improvement outcome. This is completely consistent with the Trust values of patients first, working together and fresh thinking.

“I think I would still be waiting for the ideal time to try and put the project into practice if I had not been part of the Academy. The Academy was the vehicle that helped turn theory into practice” Dr Bryan Green, consultant histopathologist.

Posted on Friday 1 February 2013