Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow Scheme 2021/22

Health Education and Improvement Wales in association with Welsh Government and the wider NHS in Wales, is offering an exciting opportunity to undertake a Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship in Wales, working closely with Medical Directors, or equivalent. These Fellowships are designed to develop high quality clinical leaders for the future NHS. Graduates from the Welsh Clinical Leadership Training (WCLT) scheme will be ideally placed to build and lead developments and improvements in the delivery of health care.

The Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship (WCLTF) scheme is a one year out of programme for doctors, dentists, pharmacists and optometrists, that is designed to provide training and experience in Clinical Leadership and Management that will equip health professionals with a range of knowledge and skills required to undertake clinical leadership roles in the modern NHS.


  • What is it? What will I be doing? 


Your year will be packed full of opportunities, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Practical experience being part of a team in Wales e.g. Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, NHS Wales Informatics Service, HEIW and various Health Boards
  • Chance to develop your leadership behaviours and interpersonal skills
  • Build fantastic networks and meet influential senior clinical leaders in Welsh Government and other organisations
  • Gain knowledge of the wider picture of the NHS and attend relevant national/international conferences
  • Leading on a healthcare project within your organisation. Project proposals can be found in the flyer here…….
  • Academic Programme – your practical experience will be complemented by an educational programme
  • Involvement with Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management – establish links with like-minded trainees across the UK


When do I apply?

  • 5th November 2020 to 1st December 2020.


How do I apply?

Via Oriel

Oriel – Home

Interviews will be held between 4th January 2021 and 9th April 2021.

To note: the application form is tailored for medical trainees therefore some questions will be directly representative of your role as a pharmacist ie you may be asked to name your most recent clinical supervisor/list your most recent sub-speciality training rotation.

Our advice: answer these questions as best as possible ie name your most recent line manager/list the speciality of the clinical area that you are currently working in.

More guidance can be found  here on the application process Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows | Wales Deanery

Benefits to organisations:

  • Development of workforce
  • Service improvement
  • Networks and collaboration across organisations
  • An opportunity for individuals to be inspired and motivated to positively engage in the wider pharmacy strategy across Wales


If you would like to find out more about what it’s like to be a Clinical Fellow please contact:

Natalie Proctor- Natalie.Proctor@gov.wales

Lloyd Hambridge- Lloyd.Hambridge@gov.wales


Please note that the deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st December, 2020.




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