Leadership skills

Future dates for this course will be announced.

6 CPD credits*

This course is designed for doctors preparing to take on greater leadership responsibility. It focuses on the personal qualities necessary for doctors to lead effectively, as well as the moral and ethical basis for leadership, and balancing the needs of patients, colleagues and the organisation.

Topics covered include:

  • management and the exercise of power
  • leadership styles and behaviours
  • the ethical, moral and philosophical basis of leadership
  • making organisational change happen
  • service development and making the case for change.

This course complements the Preparing for your first consultant role course. They are on consecutive days to make it easier for you to attend both courses if you would like to.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants/specialists (in post for six months or less).
  • Training grade doctors (ST6-8). 

*This course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.


Mike Roddis

Dr Mike Roddis


Director, MJ Roddis Associates Ltd.

Mike, a former pathologist, has worked as a medical director in the NHS and in the independent healthcare sector. He now works with NHS trusts and others to help them improve the performance of doctors. In particular, he works with individuals to improve their interpersonal and professional skills, and with teams of clinicians who seek help to improve their performance. He is an experienced investigator of conduct and capability issues in consultants, works as a consultancy adviser to the Royal College of Pathologists and sits on the advisory board of CORESS (a confidential reporting system for surgery).

Dr Samantha Bell


MDU medico-legal adviser

Dr Samantha Bell studied medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1992. After gaining MRCP she went on to train as a GP, gaining MRCGP in 2003. She obtained an LLM in Health Care Ethics and Law in 2015. She worked as a GP principal in Hertfordshire before joining the MDU as a medico-legal adviser in 2015.


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  • SpR, London
  • 9 May 2019 4:00PM

Highly recommended for those wanting to think about how to be better leaders in the clinical workplace; to diagnose your leadership style; to get some foundations in developing a business case for a new service.

  • Consultant, Raigmorre
  • 8 January 2019 10:40AM

Thorough and informative as well as being really enjoyable. Also, a very good mix of attendees.

  • DR Siddique
  • 2 December 2018 4:02PM

Dear Sir

Kindly advise date of this course as i am keen to attend.

  • Associate Specialist, Lincoln
  • 28 June 2018 10:11AM

It is a useful and insightful course to attend.

  • Associate Specialist, Northumberland
  • 28 June 2018 10:05AM

Delivered by experienced professional with wide knowledge of medico-legal and managerial aspects of leadership. Presented in very interactive and simple manner. A day well invested.