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Current opportunities

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 working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 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 PG Cert.

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.


Recruitment for October 2018 leadership and education fellows cohort

Participating Trusts across Surrey and Sussex are recruiting now for Leadership and Education Fellows to start the programme in October 2018. The posts will last for one year.

The Trusts below are now advertising: 

Other Trusts may also be advertising – please contact your Director of Medical Education or Samantha Greenhouse, Project Lead.


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

PG Cert studies in healthcare leadership >


Programme Director: Breda Flaherty

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

T: 07968 764626
Room 341, Department of Medical Education
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Mayfield House, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9PH