As part of our continued commitment to improving services and patient care, our Leadership faculty also oversee the Trust’s own Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) Awards.

Designed to showcase the excellent work taking place in the Trust, and to improve the care and outcomes of our patients, a panel of judges assess ideas and initiatives submitted from all areas of the Trust.


Clinical Leadership is embedded in the curriculum of all the medical specialties at MTW Trust. We have several initiatives in place to promote the teaching of leadership: Leadership Assessments:

  • Every Trainee is encouraged to undertake a formative assessment of their leadership skills annually.
  • Service Improvement Projects: The Leadership Faculty encourages and supports Trainees to take part in service improvement projects.
  • Learning: The NHS Leadership Academy provides five national leadership programmes designed to develop outstanding leaders for every tier across the healthcare system. Each programme runs a few times a year. For further details please click here.
  • F2 Pairing Scheme: Each year a Trust Management Trainee or Pharmacy Trainee is paired with a Foundation Year 2 doctor in the Trust to work collaboratively on a chosen project supported by a mentor and a learning set.
  • Shadowing an Executive: Trainees can also apply to shadow a member of the Trust Executive Team.
  • Leadership Workshops: There are a number of Leadership workshops run each year for Trainees, organised by the Leadership Faculty and also within the Directorates.
  • Leadership WIKI: There is a MTW Leadership Faculty Workspace which has been created to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and materials in Clinical Leadership. A dedicated Leadership Faculty meets three times a year to ensure leadership activities are kept to the forefront of the Trust. These are chaired by the Trust’s Leadership Tutors Dr Dennis Barnes and Dr Alistair Challiner. More information about leadership can be found at HEKSS School of Leadership and the NHS Leadership Academy.
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QIP projects are submitted to the awards every year

Every Trainee is encouraged to undertake a formative assessment of their leadership skills annually.


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