A longitudinal study of the WCLT Fellowship Programme

The Wales Clinical Leadership Fellowship (WCLF) Programme is a 12-month programme designed for core, higher specialist trainees.

The WCLF is aimed at those trainees who are able to take a year out of their training programme, and who have an interest in clinical leadership and health service management.

Three cohorts have completed the programme so far, in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16. During the programme, trainees undertake a project within their host organisation and attend structured leadership training provided by Academi Wales.

Our principle aim is to evaluate the longer term impact of the fellowship on the careers of past Fellows. We will establish how they have applied the knowledge and skills acquired during their fellowship year to their clinical practice and what impact, if any, the programme has had on their day-to-day clinical practice and patient care.

We will conduct semi-structured one-to-one telephone or face-to-face interviews with trainees from the three cohorts who have completed the programme.

Lead contactAlison Bullock
FunderThe Wales Deanery
Start dateApril 2017