LJMU validated programmes win award
11 December 2012
LJMU validated programmes win prestigious Training Journal Award.
The Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences validate two Level 7 collaborative leadership and management CPDs for the Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHTR). The programmes, Consultant Leadership Development and Consultant Stretch-Advanced Consultant Leadership Development, have been running since 2010 and have seen 38 consultants benefit from completing the course. The first programme is compulsory for new and recently appointed consultants and the second is for consultants who have been in post for 5 or more years.
LTHTR approached the Faculty in 2010 when they sought to develop an already existing programme and gain accreditation. LJMU was appointed because it was the only university that offered a tailor-made course that helped the Trust achieve exactly what they wanted to, rather than offering them a pre-existing course that didn’t fully meet their needs.
The programmes are highly regarded, both by the consultants who have completed them and by the LTHTR CEO, Karen Partington, and Medical Director, Sean Hughes, who attend all presentations given by the students.
The programmes were put forward for the 2012 Training Journal’s Awards and, following an interview and shortlisting process, won the award for Best Public Sector Programme. The Training Journal will publish an ‘Awards Supplement’ shortly which will feature details of the programme.
Angela Pike, Collaborative Partnerships Link Tutor, who has led the project at Liverpool John Moores University, commented:
"It has been extremely rewarding to work with the Trust on these important programmes and to see the programmes achieve the recognition and respect that they rightly deserve. The fact that the course has been so readily accepted and valued by the consultants who undertake it is testament to the quality of the course and the hard work put in by all."
Christian de Geode, a consultant who has completed the course, said:
"In the current climate of austerity, it is more and more important for managers and clinicians to work together to provide the service of the highest quality in an efficient way. This course has given us a better understanding of the managerial side of the coin, and has also taught us how to share our vision for the service with our managers. The opportunity to meet with our senior executive team has helped to facilitate that all so important dialogue. I feel certain that this will be of benefit for the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and for all the patients we look after."
To read more about the awards visit: http://www.trainingjournal.com/awards/