Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Leadership Fellow - Safety and Quality in Maternity Services

Post reference: FLP 2023 / Bid 26

Host organisation: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Post location: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Aligned to the National Maternity Transformation programme, the Clinical Leadership Fellow undertaking this post will be involved in identifying, continuing and developing initiatives relating to the safer maternity care agenda. This Fellow would be involved in existing quality improvement work around local patient safety priorities, eg post-partum haemorrhage, and will also contribute to identifying and developing new quality improvement projects. This will support the ongoing assurance of safety and quality of maternity services at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust and in sustaining improvements in patient safety and culture within the department. The fellow will be a key part of the Trusts ongoing response to the Independent Review of Maternity Services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (Ockenden2022).

The fellow will be working on innovative solutions to improving patient safety, enhancing the patient experience, tackling health inequalities and nurturing a positive and supportive safety culture for patients and staff. They will lead an area of improvement, oversee a steering group, lead the engagement of clinical teams, work collaboratively with service users and ensure long term sustainability of improvements made. This post offers flexibility in accommodating the interests and skills of the CLF. They will be supported to develop and implement personal projects that improve quality, leadership, education and safety within the maternity service.

Interview date:  05/12/2022

Application contact:


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.