Leadership Fellow - Optimising cohesive unplanned patient care

Post reference: FLP 2023 / Bid 25

Host organisation: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Post location: St James's University Hospital (Trust Headquarters)

Potential Applicants: 

  • Medical Specialty Trainees (ST3+)
  • Dental Specialty Trainees (StR)
  • Public Health Registrars (ST3+)
  • Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors
  • Nurses / Midwives
  • Pharmacists / Pharmacy Technicians
  • Healthcare Scientists
  • Physician Associates**
  • Allied Health Professionals: Art Therapists, Dietitians, Drama Therapists, Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners,Orthoptists,Osteopaths,Paramedics,Physiotherapists,Podiatrists,Prosthetists/Orthotists, Diagnostic Radiographer, Therapeutic Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapists

Number of Posts: 1

Post start date: August 2023

An opportunity exists for a Clinical Leadership Fellow (CLF) to develop their knowledge and skills in using a variety of approaches including Quality Improvement (QI) to lead successful change across a large healthcare organisation. This will be in the context of the Unplanned Care Programme to support the delivery of the best possible patient care by influencing different aspects of patient flow.

The CLF will develop themselves, personally and professionally, to become passionate future healthcare leaders and experts in QI methodology.


  • Engage with innovators and senior leaders to understand barriers and to support development and implementation of solutions to improve system flow and safe patient care
  • To become a Leader for Change and QI in order to enhance support for patients with unplanned care needs, using communication and collaboration to lead improvement in multiple domains, such as alternatives to admission, patient flow and timely and safe discharge
  • Learn the art and science of QI methodology
  • Support frontline staff to engage with QI work related to flow and their appreciation of the impact on the patient of poor patient flow
  • Work with senior medical leaders to understand their roles and leadership styles

Interview date:  06/12/2022

Application contact: a.cracknell@nhs.net


For application instructions and to download an Application Form, please see the vacancies section on the Future Leaders recruitment website.

**Physician associates who are on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR) within the Faculty of Physician Associates (RCP), are eligible to apply. You should be up to date with the revalidation examination process and undertake annual appraisal.