At Staff College, we believe passionately in the development of healthcare leaders at all stages within their careers. For us, not only is our work about supporting individuals to find the moral courage to do the right thing on a difficult day, but it’s also about seeing the direct impact that all leaders in healthcare can have on the quality of care for patients.

On this page, you’ll find stories of those who’ve been through our programmes, sharing the profound impact that attending has had on them, and on their services.

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.

Dr Caz Sayer

Dr Caz Sayer
Clinical Chair and GP
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

Caz shares her reflections of attending the first ever Staff College Senior Leadership Course.

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 Vikki Mitchell

Dr Vikki Mitchell
Divisional Clinical Director for Theatres and Anaesthetics

Vikki shares her views of Staff College and who she feels would benefit from attending.

Case Studies

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

Jane attended the Staff College Senior Leadership Development Programme: Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Systems modules from October-December 2017.

Six months later, we followed up with her to find out how the programme had helped her to achieve her personal, clinical and organisational goals.

In her case study, she describes how the programme changed her view of leadership; less about having to lead from the front, instead more about stepping back, empowering others and taking personal accountability. It also gave her the courage to step up and push herself to be the very best leader she can be.

The impact of the programme has 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.

External Reviews

We are keen to work with independent researchers to evaluate the potency and impact of our programmes.s

Joint Health Professionals Leadership and Management Course with the Defence Academy, Sept 2016
By Dr Jaason Geerts
Senior Researcher
Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Read the full report here

Coming soon: UCLPartners Leadership Development Programme for Emerging Leaders in Primary Care
Delivered by UCLPartners, Staff College, The Dartmouth Institute and Care City
By Dr Yiannis Kyriatsis
Senior Lecturer in Health Management and Leadership
City University