The Management in Medicine Programme is a programme developing management and leadership skills for health and care systems in early career professionals. It is open to medical students, doctors in training, postgraduate students and others with an interest in healthcare management.
The aim of the MiM Programme is to intervene at critical career stages to develop a strong general foundation in leadership and management which participants can then build on as their career progresses. This involves introduction and development of relevant:
- Knowledge (e.g. understanding of the NHS, health policy, complex systems),
- Skills (e.g. conflict management, influencing and leadership, programme and project management, effective decision making),
- Attitudes (e.g. relationships between clinicians and managers, effective management and leadership).
The programme currently comprises four elements:
- Saturday workshops on leadership and management topics (1-2 per term);
- Evening seminars with experts in healthcare leadership and management (2-3 per term);
- Shadowing projects that provide opportunities for participants to shadow managers involved at various levels in health and care organisations (~20 students/year)
- An evaluative research programme.
The involvement of clinicians in healthcare leadership and management continues to develop momentum. There is increasing recognition that it is vital to the improvement of health services, and there is a growing body of published evidence to show that, at least in an acute setting, the quality of healthcare delivery improves when clinicians become involved in the leadership of services.
Giving clinicians leadership and management training and experience is integral to the success of this strategy. Although most clinicians do not want to become full-time managers, many will become involved in some aspect of leadership and management as part of their clinical work. This might be in managing a clinical research programme, being a partner in a general practice, getting the best out of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, or helping to design a new service.
The Management in Medicine Programme is therefore continually being developed in response to interest expressed by clinical students, medically qualified research students and medical alumni, as well as trainee doctors (particularly Academic Clinical Fellows) in the Thames Valley.
The initiative draws on the deep tradition in medicine, health and the social sciences within Green Templeton, allied with its strength in business and management.
Accredited by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM). Read more about this accreditation.
The MiM Programme is overseen by a Steering Committee which includes Fellows of Green Templeton College, practitioners, those involved in medical education and current students. This group annually reviews the content of the programme of seminars and workshops, oversees finances, considers and makes recommendations on how the Programme might be developed, and reports annually to the Academic Committee of Green Templeton College. Some members are faculty of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, while others are associated with the Medical School. The Steering Committee has representation from participants including two places for current Green Templeton students. The input from participants through these steering group representatives, and through feedback from individual events, is particularly valuable in setting the future direction of the Programme.
The members of the Steering Committee are:
- Anthony Berendt
- Paul Brankin
- Claire Cochrane
- Sue Dopson
- Nicholas Hicks (Chair)
- Nick Fahy
- Laurence Leaver
- Ruth Loseby
Useful links to some leading health policy and leadership organisations
- The King’s Fund
- The Nuffield Trust
- The Health Foundation
- The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
- OECD Health Statistics
For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, please email Ana Maria Ortiz, Academic Projects Administrator, with your current role and email address.
Ana Maria Ortiz
Academic Projects Administrator
Green Templeton College