ADEPT – (Achieve Develop Explore Programme for Trainees)

NIMDTA, in cooperation with partner host organisations in Northern Ireland, launched a Clinical Leadership Fellows’ programme for the first time during  the 2015-2016 training year. This programme provides senior doctors in training an opportunity to take time out of programme for 1 year to work in an apprenticeship model with senior leaders in host organisations in Northern Ireland to develop organisational and leadership skills.

Clinical Leadership Fellows undertake one or more specific projects in their host organisations under supervision, attend formal leadership training including mentoring and coaching, and be provided with opportunities to network and learn with healthcare colleagues.

2021/2022 ADEPT Programme

Application Process 

NIMDTA is delighted to announce the launch of the 2021/2022 ADEPT NI Clinical Leadership Fellow Programme.

The ADEPT NI Clinical Leadership Fellows Programme is launched in partnership with the GMC, DOH, HSC Leadership Centre, HSC Quality Improvement, QUB, RQIA, GMC and HSC Trusts.

The ADEPT programme is eligible to the following trainees:

  • All Specialty trainees in a Northern Ireland postgraduate medical training programme who will be entering ST4 level or above in August 2021, with a minimum of 6 – 12 months WTE training remaining at August 2021.
  • General Practice trainees in a Northern Ireland GP training programme who will have 6 – 18 months WTE training remaining at August 2021.
  • Specialty trainees in a Northern Ireland postgraduate dental training programme who will have 6 – 18 months WTE training remaining at August 2021.

Leadership Fellows will undertake one or more specific projects in their host organisation under supervision, attend leadership training and be provided with fantastic opportunities to network and learn with healthcare colleagues. During their fellowships, fellows will be working with senior leaders in host organisations in Northern Ireland in an apprenticeship model.

The scheme aims to provide Health and Social Care NI (HSCNI) doctors with the knowledge, skills and experience to offer leadership in their workplace and more widely in HSCNI whenever they complete training.

Leadership Fellows will be appointed through a competitive process involving submission of an application form, attendance at interview and delivery of a presentation. Please note, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the recruitment application process may be subject to change.

Application forms and information about the projects are available below:

Recruitment Opening

Thursday 21st January 2021

Recruitment Closing

Monday 15 February 2021 at 4.00 pm

Interviews

Tuesday 23 / Wednesday 24 March 2021

Post Commencement and Induction

Wednesday 4 August 2021

For further details and information, please click here to view a recording of the ADEPT Open Evening held on 20 January 2021.

ADEPT Projects and Host Organisations

A list of all available ADEPT Projects can be located in the following document:

To hear more about what each project and host organisation can offer, please click here to view videos and contact details for further information .

Please request a password from valuedtrainees@hscni.net

Meet the Fellows
ADEPT Clinical Fellow Stories
Leadership Development Programme
The Clinical Leadership Fellows will also be undertaking a Leadership Development Programme during 2016-17 which is being delivered by the HSC Leadership Centre.

This Leadership Development Programme consists of induction, coaching, mentoring, insight visits, action learning set, leadership modules and a quality improvement project.

The leadership modules are shaped around themes in the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model:

  • Inspiring a Shared Purpose
  • Leading with Care
  • Evaluating Information
  • Connecting Our Service
  • Sharing the Vision
  • Engaging the Team
  • Holding to Account
  • Developing Capability
  • Influencing for Results