Emerging Leaders Programme
Designed to equip delegates with the skills required to lead service change and importantly to provide professional leadership more widely within cardiology and the NHS
Each year, senior cardiology trainees and recently appointed consultants are invited to join the cohort of the ELP at the BCS Leadership Academy (usually) held at the BCS Annual Conference. This introductory day to the ELP is delivered in partnership with the American College of Cardiology.
The BCS faculty and programme for 2021/22 is led by Dr Sarah Clarke, Immediate Past President of the BCS and includes Prof Simon Ray, current President of the BCS.
The 2021/22 cohort of the BCS Emerging Leaders Programme will commence at the BCS virtual conference in June 2021 where the incoming cohort will be required to attend the virtual session that completes the 2020/21 cohort. The remainder of the programme will be delivered over a year involving the equivalent of 8 days. The precise format will be determined by the restrictions placed by the pandemic and is likely to be a mix of virtual and face to face sessions, which will be held at the BCS offices. The final (8th) day of the programme will be held at the BCS Annual Conference in 2022 where a celebratory dinner will be held as the cohort graduate.
Dates and session times to be confirmed.
Session 1 - September 2021
- Programme introduction and expectations
- NHS infrastructure and how the NHS works
- NHS values, culture and behaviours
- My leadership journey: how to get established and succeed in cardiology – building teams and working with others
Session 2 - October 2021
- Emotional intelligence: Understanding self to understand others
- DiSC personality tool – introduction
- Local Trust organisation and interface with regulators and national bodies
Session 3 - October 2021
- Development of self as leader
- Personal qualities and personal impact of leaders
- Key leadership concepts
- What shapes us as a leader?
- Enhancing your impact as a leader
Session 4 - November 2021
- Leading successful and sustainable projects for quality improvement
Session 5 - November 2021
- DiSC: Where were we?
- Leadership and DiSC: It’s all about the EI
Session 6 - December 2021
- NHS Finance – the national picture
Session 7 - January 2022
- Systems leadership and service development
- Understanding commissioning
- To develop knowledge of wider system leadership
- Preparation for the ‘Healthcare Challenge’ project
Session 8 - February 2022
- Managing difficult conversations and developing resilience 1
Session 9 - March 2022
- Managing difficult conversations and developing resilience 2
Session 10 - March 2022
- Developing/expanding service
- Writing a business case
- Understanding the role of managers and how they can help
- Supporting consistent, constructive and fair evaluation of the actions of staff involved in patient safety incidents
Session 11 - April 2022
- Development of strategy: 10 year plan, review of targets; personal leadership journey
- Preparation for Celebration Event and Conference
Session 12 - April 2022
- Building team effectiveness
Session 13 - May 2022
- The 'Healthcare Challenge'
- Presentations and reflective learning
Session 14 - May 2022
- Compassionate leadership
Course completion and showcase event - June 2022
- Showcase event in parallel with new cohort starting in 2022 - Project posters judged, top 3 presented
- Celebration dinner with keynote speaker
- BCS Conference, Manchester
The yearbook for the first cohort of the Emerging Leaders Programme, containing delegate information and their project abstracts, is now available to view. The posters produced by delegates for presentation at the end of the cohort can also be viewed below.
- Alex Rothman - Establishing a remote monitoring service for patients with pulmonary hypertension
- Aneil Malhotra - Initiating and leading a Prevention, Rehabilitation & Sports Cardiology Service in the North of England
- Anvesha Singh - Local utilisation of cardiac imaging in ischaemic heart disease: producing a combined cardiac imaging request form to streamline the referral pathway
- Arjun Ghosh - Developing a complete CAR T cell cardio-oncology programme – how the BCS ELP showed the way
- Daniel O'Hare - Development of a Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia treatment pathway
- Helena Bolam - Referral Management for Patients with Suspected Heart Failure during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Ibrahim Yearoo - Improving Efficacy and Sustainability of Virtual Cardiology Clinics
- Joanna Lim - The Creation Of The Oxford Heart Centre Staff Well-being Team
- Laura Dobson - Development of a novel Complex Valve Assessment Clinic
- Paul Haydock - Developing an Integrated, Multidisciplinary Clinic for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients and their Carers from across the Wessex Region
- Rajiv Sankaranarayanan - Community IV Diuretics for acute decompensated heart failure using a portable elastomeric pump and point of care blood tests
- Rebecca Dobson - Equality in Cardiology; Encouraging and Supporting The Female Cardiologists of Today & Tomorrow
- Shazia Hussain - The evaluation of departmental adherence to the European Society of Cardiology guidelines in the assessment of ventricular function after Myocardial Infarction
- William Moody - Extending the Reach of Expert Amyloidosis Care: Development of a Hub-and-Spoke Model
How to apply
Entry to the cohort is highly competitive and delegates will be selected by a panel on the basis of a two page CV and a supporting statement. The statement should be no longer than 500 words and include:
- What experience you already have of the leadership of service change and quality improvement
- What particular skills or experience can you bring to the programme
- How you will benefit from the programme
- Your future career aspirations
The BCS is keen to ensure that the cohort has gender, geographical and generational diversity. Applications must be accompanied by a statement from your TPD or clinical director supporting your participation in the program and full attendance at all 8 meetings of the cohort.
Expressions of interest should be submitted to email@example.com by midday on Friday 26 March
Please mark the email subject as ‘BCS Emerging Leaders Programme 2021/22’.