Health Education England NW Medical Leadership Fellowship

** UPDATE 2024/25. Recruitment to the Fellowship Programme has been paused pending a review. Further details will be posted as they become available.**


Health Education England, North West’s (HEE NW) Medical Leadership Fellowship (MLF) is a two-year programme designed to facilitate the development of trainees who have specific interest in medical leadership and aspire to be a future leader.

The fellowship enables individuals to experience a range of leadership development opportunities which include a period of academic study and undertaking a service improvement project / audit. Throughout the course of the fellowship, and beyond, MLFs are encouraged to reflect on their own leadership style and to observe those in senior leadership roles.

It is hoped that by stimulating interest in medical leadership during training, individuals will go forward with the skills and motivation to take up leadership roles within their workplace.  One of the main objectives of being an MLF is to help to foster a culture of medical leadership in the workplace.



Programme components


In addition to their eligible year funded module leadership fellows will be supported to complete up to two further modules to achieve the full PG Cert in Medical Leadership.


MLFs will be required to design and implement a quality / service improvement project. This can either be one of their choice or one selected from projects commissioned by senior education faculty based either at HEE NW or locally by the DMEs. The project is in addition to any annual audit/QI project required as part of the specialty curriculum requirements.


MLFs will be required to attend up to two HEE NW development days per year of the fellowship; they will also be able to access relevant HEE NW development opportunities which could include: 

  • Attending a presenting a poster at the HEE NW Annual Conference

In addition to the more formal elements of the programme, MLFs are encouraged to develop their leadership portfolio and CV and seek opportunities to develop their skills and to shadow people in senior medical leadership / managerial positions at Trust Board or departmental level. 


Further Information

MLFs remain in their clinical training placements for the duration of the fellowship. Please note, participating in the programme does not lead to an extension of CCT date.

Initially, MLFs are offered a tenure of one year with a second year granted on evidence of satisfactory progression in the role.  


Contact Us
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Dr Fiona Clarke Associate Postgraduate Dean (Hospital) @LSFD_HEENW
Sarah Metcalfe Programme Support Manager   
Ismahan Abdullah Programme Support Officer