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Clinicians as leaders

Leadership training to support you from the start of your career to the most senior clinical roles. 

Try a first step into leadership training with our free-to-members e-learning. Then book onto one of our early-stage leadership programmes for trainees and work forward from there. Culminating in our workshop for new clinical directors.

Our longer programmes

Our flagship longer programmes, usually run over a 12-month period, have a proven track record of developing individuals to take on leadership roles.

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Chief registrar programme

The Chief Registrar role is a senior leadership role for doctors. The programme develops the clinical leaders of the future and helps chief registrars to ensure NHS organisations deliver the highest quality of treatment and care for patients.


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6-step course for new consultants

A programme evidenced by post CCT surveys, using our first-hand experience of best leadership practice and working with doctors to design it for you. This year long programme explores the role of a new consultant to successfully maximise the opportunities presented by your new role.


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Emerging Women Leaders

A development programme designed specifically to address the under-representation of women in leadership roles within the RCP and the wider medical profession.

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How do you prepare to be a medical director and thrive in the role?

Are you aspiring to the role of Medical Director (MD), Associate MD, Deputy MD, or a senior executive role? If you are currently in or about to step into these roles – then this programme is for you!

Medical director programme
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SAS leadership programme

RCP’s SAS leadership programme is tailored specifically for SAS doctors seeking to enhance their career development and leadership skills. As highlighted by the GMC's Workforce report of 2022, SAS doctors are poised to become the largest group in the medical workforce by 2030, signifying the importance of specialised support for this cohort.

SAS leadership

We are commissioned to design and deliver a wide range of leadership programmes based on our existing models. In recent years we have worked with healthcare professionals and managers in the GIRFT stroke specific programme, with physiotherapists and physicians in British Sports and Exercise Medicine, and with clinicians in leadership roles in the UK Kidney Association. If interested please email us at

Internationally, we have developed a programme for women leaders where we train ‘champions’ who support them to succeed in challenging environments.