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Leadership and Education Fellows with HEEKSS

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Leadership and Education Fellows with HEEKSS

The Leadership and Education Fellows (LEFs) project aims to enhance the quality of Trust-based education and training, as perceived by trainees and Trusts.

These innovative Fellowships, made available through Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEEKSS), provide an excellent opportunity for career-minded Higher Specialty Trainees with an interest in medical education and leadership, who want to give more dedicated time to develop in this area, whilst maintaining some clinical duties. 

This project is being managed by Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Fellows will complete post graduate certificate level studies in medical education, leadership and quality here.  

Fellows are employed by the relevant participating Trust, where they spend 40% of their time on clinical duties. The rest of their time is spent on leading education improvement projects and completing the bespoke development programme including the PGCert.

Fellows lead on projects focusing on GMC survey results, working with trainees, consultant staff and managers to identify root causes of areas of concern and take forward projects to address them.

Leadership and Education Fellows learning and achievements

The Leadership and Education Fellowship is in its fifth and final year, with 30 Fellows having completed it and a further five in the 2021 cohort. Each year, we hold a Celebration and Launch Event when the Fellows who are completing the programme present posters on their achievements and learning. Previous projects have included supporting international doctors; improving enhancing wellbeing support for doctors; improving local training and induction and responding to specific issues identified through the GMC survey results.

To find out more, please contact Samantha Greenhouse, Project Lead.

Leadership and Education Fellows

Development Programme 

The Leadership and Education Fellows are supported by a comprehensive education and development programme, delivered by Brighton and Sussex Medical School and designed specifically for this project.

By the end of the development programme, Fellows will have:

  • Attained a deep knowledge and understanding of leadership, education and service improvement in the healthcare setting
  • Developed their skills in applying their learning to real issues identified as priorities in their Trust
  • Completed post-graduate certificate studies in medical education, quality and leadership
  • Made a significant contribution to the improvement of the educational experience of HSTs as demonstrated by GMC survey results

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For more information, please contact the BSMS Project Lead: 
Samantha Greenhouse
T: 07968 764626 

Programme Director: Breda Flaherty