Following an inspiring evening workshop held in Cardiff earlier this year, RCP Cymru Wales has published a new report full of tips and advice for developing self-confidence as a clinical leader in the NHS and managing a busy work–life balance.
In March 2019, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Wales hosted an evening workshop aimed at doctors who want to learn more about leadership and improvement. Hosted by two fellows from the Emerging Women Leaders Programme, Dr Nerys Conway and Dr Joanne Morris, the workshop attracted more than 50 delegates.
The talks offered guidance to the delegates, and encouraged them to develop a new service, get involved with quality improvement (QI) and clinical research, and make the most of leadership opportunities. The workshop was followed by an opportunity to meet mentors and take part in a networking session.
Key factors for success
- Reach out to others and work as part of a team
- Do things you are passionate about
- Collaborate with others as much as you can
- Communicate with your colleagues
- Create networks for support and shared learning
- Learn from your mistakes and do not be afraid to fail
- Look after your work-life balance
Feedback following the workshop was overwhelmingly excellent. 95% of delegates said that they would recommend the event to a friend. There is a real appetite among doctors to learn more about becoming future medical leaders and RCP Cymru Wales hopes to organise more events like this in the future.