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RCN Leadership

Clinical Leadership Programme

Exemplary leadership in health and social care

The RCN Clinical Leadership programme will develop your leadership skills using a bespoke coaching framework.

About this progamme

This programme has been designed for future clinical leaders in the NHS, independent sector and social care organisations working at Band 6 and 7 or equivalent.

On this programme, you will:

  • Develop your clinical leadership skills by leading a service improvement project in your workplace
  • Learn the most effective way to manage change in the clinical environment 
  • Experience coaching as a supportive development tool and understand how to coach colleagues.

Alison Nichol

“This course has been invaluable to my professional and personal development.”

Clinical Leadership Programme for health care organisations (model 1)

Your organisation will send one or more representatives to an RCN residential, where they will train to become an approved RCN Clinical Leadership Programme facilitator.

Your representative(s) will be awarded a license to deliver the programme to up to 20 individuals per year (recommended delivery time is 10 months). An RCN Associate Consultant will support them to deliver this.

Cost: £9,600 + VAT*

*Price includes: residential course, license, RCN Associate Consultant support and programme materials. £480 per participant if the full license is utilised.

Further dates to be announced in 2017.

Clinical Leadership Programme for individuals (model 2)

This 12-month programme is delivered by an accredited RCN trainer at RCN HQ, Cavendish Square, London.

Cost: £2000 + VAT (member discount available)

Preparation Day   11 January 
Model the way   12 January
Action Learning Set 1   9 February
Inspiring a shared vision   15 March
Action Learning Set 2   26 April
Challenge the process   25 May 
Action Learning Set 3   22 June 
Enable others to act   20 July 
Action Learning Set 4   7 September 
Encourage the heart   11 October
Action Learning Set 5   2 November 
Action Learning Set 6   23 November 
Celebration Day   14 December

Not for you?

Political Leadership Programme is essential for senior leaders at Band 8 or equivalent. This programme will develop your understanding of system leadership, and help you to implement change. 

Coming soon…

Introduction to Leadership Programme guides you through your first experiences of leadership. This programme provides a firm foundation for individuals working within health and social care.

RCN Leadership Masterclasses are in development. A short course on economic assessment will improve your understanding of the health economy.


0207 647 3485

Leadership Development, Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Room 207, London, W1G 0RN