Leadership and management

"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." Tom Peters, researcher, consultant, and writer in management practices

This document has been curated by Fellows of the RACP to help you find high quality CPD resources on leadership and management.

Resources are categorised by type:

  1. Key organisations & websites
  2. Webcasts
  3. Courses
  4. Tools
  5. Key journals
  6. Recommended reading

Professional development in leadership and management

Improving your leadership and management skills will help you within your many leadership roles in your community, your team and your profession.

Key patterns of behaviour include:

  • Predicting what may happen in the near future as a result of possible actions, interventions or non-intervention.
  • Retaining a calm demeanour when under pressure and emphasising to the team that he/she is under control in a high-pressure situation.
  • Adopting a directive manner if appropriate without undermining the role of team members.
  • Recognising and respecting the roles and authority of other leaders and responding effectively and appropriately to their direction.

For further information on patterns of behaviour and behaviour markers in the area of Quality and Safety please refer to the SPPP Guide.

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1. Key Organisations & Websites

Useful as a starting point and overview of current work in this area

CPD tipCPD TIP:  Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these websites. Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
    The FMLM site includes general updates and information as well as podcasts, webinars, articles and guides. It has a UK focus but many resources are useful outside of this context.

  • General Medical Council (GMC): Leadership and Management for all Doctors
    This guidance sets out the wider leadership responsibilities of doctors in the workplace in the UK, but is still useful for Australia and New Zealand.  It is accompanied by numerous resources, including discussion tools and further reading.

  • HETI: SpringBoard Springboard is designed to stimulate interest about leadership and management for health professionals and help them achieve better patient outcomes. It includes written information, events, interactive tools and downloads.

  • NHS Leadership Academy 
    The NHS Leadership Academy includes a wide range of resources for leaders of all levels of experience.

  • The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators
    RACMA aims to promote and advance the study of health services management by medical practitioners. Their website includes resources for members and non-members on diverse leadership and management topics.

2. Webcasts

Useful for brief overviews of topics and recent developments

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these webcasts in Category 5 (1 credit/hr). Download the current MyCPD Framework here.

  • RACMA: E-dgy Issues Webinars
    The E-dgy issues series is designed for rural medical managers, specialist clinicians and medical practitioners with interest in medical management.  The webinars focus on contemporary and arising issues.

3. Courses

Useful for in depth, structured learning

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these events and courses. Download the current MyCPD Framework here.

4. Tools

Useful for implementing what you have learned in your daily practice

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these tools. Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

  • Introverted Leadership Toolkit
    This toolkit has been produced for introverted leaders and those who coach, manage, support and work with them. The research on which the toolkit is founded was supported by South Central Strategic Health Authority and the Welsh Government.

  • National Center for Healthcare Leadership: Benchmarking Tools
    The NCHL, based out of Chicago, has numerous tools for health professionals.

  • NHS Medical Leadership Competency Framework
    This framework was developed by the NHS and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. It describes the leadership competences that doctors need to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of health services and can be used for benchmarking.

5. Key Journals

Useful for keeping up to date with research and finding out more on specific topics

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for your time reading these journals in Category 5 (1 credit/hr). Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

  • The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
    The APJHM is the official journal of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. It is a peer reviewed journal for professionals with an interest in health and aged care services, research, management and policy development.

  • The Quarterly
    The journal of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators provides information relevant to RACMA Fellows as well as any medical specialist involved in management.

6. Recommended Reading

Useful for keeping up to date with research and finding out more on specific topics

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for your time spent on these readings in Category 5 (1 credit/hr). Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

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