The Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency in collaboration with the HSC Leadership Centre, has established the ENGAGE Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme for Final Year GP, Dental and Specialty Trainees across Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.
The aim of the ENGAGE Programme is to support the achievement of the primary leadership and improvement goal, that is, ‘continual and never ending improvement of the well-being of patients and other service users1.’ (Don Berwick, 2013) This Clinical Leadership and Improvement Programme has as its foundation Value Based Leadership (Harry M Kraemer). It aims to challenge, develop and support doctors to ensure they are prepared to lead effectively so they can influence, shape and improve the delivery of high quality patient-centred care in their organisations and across the Health and Social Care System.
Following on from the success of previous programmes, 45 places were offered in 2019/2020. The programme is open to trainees who are within 6 to 18 months of CCT at the time of the first module. The programme is completely free of charge to trainees.
Details in relation to the 2019/2020 programme can be found below: