The role of a clinical director

Clinical Directors 3

'The role of a clinical director' is a 1-day workshop for aspiring and recently appointed clinical directors.

Are you looking to become a clinical director? Or perhaps you have been appointed to a clinical director role in the last two years and would value informed discussion, information and advice about tackling the everyday issues you face in the role.

This intensive 1-day workshop has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to deal with the complex issues you face as a clinical director. From coping with winter pressures, to writing short business cases, and outlining your role within the appraisal and revalidation process.

We run this course in person to maximise the advantages of group working and networking. Lunches and breaks give you time to share experiences with colleagues from across the UK and with the course faculty. We deliver the course in both our Liverpool and London venues.

What will you learn?

The workshop will offer advice on balancing the tensions between your leadership and clinical responsibilities, as well as strategies on how best to manage this challenging role. Interactive sessions will be facilitated by an RCP teaching faculty comprising highly-experienced medical and clinical directors, NHS managers and medical educationalists.

The course covers:

  • defining the role
  • appraisal and revalidation
  • job planning
  • risk management
  • finance
  • coping with winter pressures
  • human factors.

Upcoming workshop dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

Future dates

Please email or fill in the registration form below to register for early notification of when future dates are live for booking.

In-house options

To discuss commissioning this workshop as in-house training for your trust, please contact Oliver Cullen by phone on +44(0)20 3075 1555 or by email at

Discounted rates

Membership and early-bird discounts are available. More information on becoming a member, and benefits from discounted RCP members delegate rates at conferences, training and events, is available in our membership section.

Register your interest