ENGAGE Clinical Leadership & Improvement Programme

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 users.’ (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.

ENGAGE has been designed in conjunction with the HSC Leadership Centre. This programme aims to challenge, develop and support doctors and dentists who are within six to 18 months of CCT in specialty training to ensure that they are prepared to lead effectively so that they can influence, shape and improve the delivery of high quality patient-centred care.

Participants will attend seven modules online organised on Monday evenings between October 2021 and June 2022. These modules will be delivered by consultants from the HSC Leadership Centre with input from senior clinical leaders and improvers from the HSC as well as external contributors.

A full list of dates and times can be found on the below programme. Please review these carefully as attendance is crucial to the completion of the programme. Trainees will be required to attend at least 70% of all listed modules in order to successfully pass (including the Showcase Event in June 2022).

Participants will also complete a Quality Improvement project. This may be a project that the participant has already started or needs to complete as part of their curriculum. This Quality Improvement project should not be viewed as additional work but rather the programme will act as a catalyst and support the completion of this initiative. Quality Improvement work will be displayed during a showcase event in June 2022 with the opportunity to compete for oral presentation prizes.

Your participation in the programme will be completely funded by NIMDTA.

There are places for 45 participants in total. The programme is open to trainees in dentistry, general practice or hospital-based specialty training who have six to 18 months remaining until CCT at the time of the first module.

The programme is voluntary and will be delivered in the evenings.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all modules will take place online.

Places on the programme will be allocated to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application form as soon as possible.

If you are interested in participating in this programme, please complete the attached application form and return to valuedtrainees@hscni.net before 11.59pm on Friday 17th September 2021.