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Clinical Leadership

Clinical Leadership


As well as enhancing the students’ knowledge of Leadership and Management theory, the module requires them to demonstrate that they can apply the principles learned appropriately in a practice situation and critically reflect of their effectiveness. Content and outcomes are linked to Free to Lead, Free to Care ((WAG 2009), National Occupational Standards (NOS) for management and leadership and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. 

What you will study

Leadership in practice; Leadership styles, the darker side of leadership, the reality of leadership, leadership stories, making difficult decisions, whistleblowing, managing the media, managing meetings, interviewing, managing conflict, influencing people.

Reflection: reflection and the reflective process, models of reflection.

Empowerment: empowerment theory, understanding self and role, decision-making, problem-solving, influencing, negotiating, political awareness, responsibility and accountability, networks, clinical supervision; power – using, enabling, in teams, shifting power bases, motivational theories.

Resource Management: influence and conflict, financial management, business planning, business cases, professional issues, HR policy.

Risk Management: principles and theories, history of risk management, the risk management process, risk management tools and influences on risk management.


40 credits at level 6 or 7.

Course dates

The next course will begin in October 2018.


Glyndwr St Asaph


This module is assessed by a portfolio and a presentation. The portfolio (5000 words equivalent) will contain evidence that students have met specified leadership and management NOS and will comprise a written reflective learning log, patient stories observations of management practice, extended reflections, testimonies, observations of management practice. 




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