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The role of a clinical director

'The role of a clinical director' is a 1-day workshop for aspiring and recently appointed clinical directors.

Upcoming Workshop dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

Early-bird discounts are available for workshops booked in advance.

Future Dates

Please email education.courses@rcplondon.ac.uk to register on the Course Demand List for early notification of when future dates are LIVE for booking.


To discuss commissioning this workshop as in-house training for your trust, please contact Oliver Cullen by phone on +44(0)20 3075 1555 or by email at inhouse@rcplondon.ac.uk.


Membership and early-bird discounts are available. More information on becoming a member, and benefits from discounted RCP members delegate rates at conferences, training and events, are available.

Who should apply?

If you are planning to apply for a position as a clinical director and feel you want to gain further insight about the role prior to interview.

If you have already been in the job for a short time and want a chance to work with others and share best practice.

Register your interest on the form at the bottom of this page.

Who should attend?

Are you looking to become a clinical director? Or perhaps you have been appointed to a clinical director role in the last two years and would value informed discussion, information and advice about tackling the everyday issues you face in the role.

This intensive 1-day workshop has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to deal with the complex issues you face as a clinical director. From coping with winter pressures, to writing short business cases, and outlining your role within the appraisal and revalidation process.

The workshop will offer advice on balancing the tensions between your leadership and clinical responsibilities, as well as strategies on how best to manage this challenging role. Interactive sessions will be facilitated by an RCP teaching faculty comprising highly-experienced medical and clinical directors, NHS managers and medical educationalists.

What will you learn?

  • Defining the role
  • Appraisal and revalidation
  • Job planning
  • Risk management
  • Finance
  • Coping with winter pressures
  • Human factors

Location of this in person course

We run this course in person to maximise the advantages of group working and networking. Lunches and breaks give you time to share experiences with colleagues from across the UK and with the course faculty. We deliver the course in both our Liverpool and London venues.