EMLeaders Programme

Welcome to the EMLeaders Programme

What is the EMLeaders Programme?

EMLeaders is focused on developing the leadership skills of those working within the Emergency Department, through an EM specific training programme. It teaches learners about leadership; what it is and how we can all become better leaders whatever our grade or clinical role in emergency medicine.

The purpose of the programme is to improve the quality of leadership skills being deployed in the EM operational environment and aims to ensure that that those within the ED are:

  1. more knowledgeable about clinical leadership and how to apply it on the shop floor.
  2. empowered to make decisions in the workplace and manage the challenging environment of the emergency department.
  3. supported by the School leadership faculty with their learning and are enabled to feed back personal experiences or concerns.

This programme has been developed in partnership between The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), Health Education England (HEE) and NHS Improvement/England (NHSI/E), guided by the 2017 Securing the Future Workforce for Emergency Departments in England Strategy.

What is the programme trying to achieve?

In April 2018, the partnership began working on this four-year initiative to improve the quality of clinical leadership skills being deployed in the Emergency Medicine operational environment. The strategic aims of the initiative are to support the development of self-leadership of those working within Emergency Departments, with a focus on reducing attrition, supporting well-being and assisting career progression in one of the most intense healthcare environments in the NHS.

By March 2022, the programme aims to:

  1. create and deliver an EM specific leadership training programme that not only supports trainees to meet the requirements of the incoming Curriculum - which has threads of leadership throughout the generic professional capabilities (GPC) and specialty learning outcomes (SLOs) - but also expand this offer of training to the wider ED workforce.
  2. create a Faculty of experts in leadership across the regions of England, who can support the delivery of this training to trainees, trainers and others within the ED.
  3. up-skill those currently working in EDs through peer-led training initiatives.
  4. embed these within local teaching structures so they continue as business as usual after this initiative ends.

If you would like to find out more, please contact victoria.brewer@rcem.ac.uk

Community of Practice

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EMLeaders Communities of Practices (CoPs) Membership

The EMLeaders Programme is looking to create and support a Community of Practice (COP) in the coming months focused on embedding leadership learning across Emergency Departments in the UK.

The EMLeaders CoPs will provide people with an opportunity to develop their own leadership and facilitation skills; and to share their skills knowledge/ abilities with each other, as well work with their local EMLeaders School Faculty teams.

The aim is to increase the skills and knowledge within each region to support leadership learning on the shop floor.

Those within the cohort will receive training and development to support them so that by the end they will:

  1. Have a sound understand of the aims and objectives of the EM leaders programme, understands how leadership fits into the new Curriculum and how they can develop these skills in the workplace for their Trainees.(multi-professional)
  2. Be leadership champions and role models by having a consistent ‘leadership language’ and behaviours from which Trainees and an increasingly multidisciplinary clinical workforce in the ED can learn from.
  3. Feel able to confidently supervise the shop floor implementation of leadership training.

EMLeaders Communities of Practice Cohorts

The programme is looking to create three cohort groups across the regions, consisting of:

  • All trainers that are responsible for training of ACCS/HST/ACPs/SAS/PAs within their department/Trust; and
  • Newly qualified Consultant and/or ST6s who will CCT between 2019- 2022, to help support participants to transition from the end of training to the early stage of their Consultancy career.

Below is a breakdown of the number of spaces available for each region, and indicative cohort structure:

School

Cohort

1

Cohort

2

Cohort

3

Total per region

East Midlands

9

9

East of England

9

9

Northern Ireland

3

 

 

3

Scotland

3

 

 

3

Thames Valley

6

 

 

6

West Midlands

9

 

 

9

Northeast

 

8

 

8

Northwest + Mersey

 

15

 

15

Yorkshire + Humber

 

13

 

13

Wales

 

3

 

3

London

18

18

KSS

6

6

Peninsula

6

6

Severn

6

6

Wessex

6

6

Total per cohort

39

39

42

120

 

Dates of Development events for each cohort

Those within each of the cohorts will have the opportunity to attend three online Development Days (09:30-15:30) together with an NHS Leadership expert who will focus on developing their knowledge/skills.

  • Cohort 1: 18th November 2021 / 27th January 2022 / 7th April 2022
  • Cohort 2: 8th November 2021 / 2nd February 2022 / 6th April 2022
  • Cohort 3: 25th November 2021/ 11th February 2022 / 8th April 2022

Topics that will be covered will initially cover leadership, facilitating leadership learning in the working environment and then will be adapted to meet the learning needs of each group.

Membership criteria:

  • Currently work or will be working in the next 12 months in a Training/Supervisory role within a teaching Trust.
  • Have/are:
    • FRCEM (or will have before winter of 2022); or
    • GMC accredited Educational or Clinical Supervisor; or
    • Credentialed ACP involved in training.
  • Are interested in developing their own leadership skills.
  • Have completed (or will have by the first event) the EMLeaders core eLearning sessions on e-LfH (Leading Self, Team and Systems).

Duties:

Members of each of the CoP cohorts would be required to:

  • Attend three development days led by a NHS Leadership expert, focused on developing the cohort’s leadership and facilitation skills (as per the dates above).
  • Implement the learning from the development days within the workplace e.g., cascade teaching to peers.
  • Develop/manage and participate in a network of local leadership Champions.
  • Work/liaise with the EMLeaders School Faculty to support leadership training within the workplace.
  • Share experience/lessons learned/best practise with their community as well as the project team.

Application process

Applicants are requested to complete a short form via the link below, which will include a short cover statement (500 words max) and opportunity to attach a copy of their CV.

Applications will be shared with the RCEM TSC Leadership Lead and relevant Heads of Schools for their input before decisions are made.

Deadline for application  – Sunday 19th September 2021.

Notification for successful applicants – Friday1st October 2021.

Please ensure when applying that you can attend the event dates as outlined above

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