Impact: Senior Leadership Development Programme Members


Members’ Stories

Dr Robert Sherwin Dr Robert Sherwin
Associate Medical Director and Consultant Obstetrician Whittington Hospital Robert shares his reflections of attending the Staff College Senior Leadership Course.

Members’ Case Studies

Dr Jane Jones
Clinical Lead for Children and Adolescent’s Mental Health Services and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Whittington Hospital

Jane’s attendance on the Staff College Senior Leadership Development Programme: Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Systems modules from October-December 2017, led to a change in how she runs the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service. With greater transparency and consistency in the way cases are triaged, patients are more likely to be referred to the right service first time, receiving appropriate care more quickly.

Read Jane’s full case study here.


Dr Tim Hodgson
Consultant in Oral Medicine and Divisional Clinical Director, Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tim attended the Staff College’s Senior Leadership Course in 2010-11. The impact of the programme has led to significant changes for staff at the hospital he leads with staff satisfaction levels improving and levels of reported cases of bullying and harassment going down from being one of the highest of the Trusts’ hospitals, to being the lowest in just a few years.

Read Tim’s full case study here.


Mr Ajit Abraham Mr Ajit Abraham
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Consultant HPB and Trauma Surgeon Barts Health Ajit shares his experience of the Staff College’s unique approach to leadership development.

Dr Tom Butler
Clinical Lead for Haematology, Barts Health NHS Trust

In his case study, Tom shares his experience of working with Staff College through the Transforming Services Together: Outpatient Transformation Programme and through his attendance on Leading Self earlier this year. He describes how the programmes have impacted on him and how his role has changed as a result. Stepping back and providing the environment for his teams to flourish has enabled them to take forward their plans and set up new services for patients. Now up and running, these services are providing better care and access for marginalised patients with significantly better outcomes.

Read Tom’s full case study here.


Dr Vikki Mitchell Dr Vikki Mitchell
Divisional Clinical Director for Theatres and Anaesthetics UCLH Vikki shares her views of Staff College and who she feels would benefit from attending.

Kate Petts
Deputy Director of Strategy
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

Kate attended Staff College’s Senior Leadership Course first modules in 2015 before coming back to complete the Senior Leadership Development Programme, Leading Others and Leading Systems modules of the new programme in 2017, whilst Deputy Divisional Manager at UCLH. In her case study she shares how her experience on the programme helped her to make progress with implementing a new way of working within her service, to meet national guidelines and provide a safer service for patients.

Read Kate’s full case study here.