Leading Primary Care Programme

Leading Primary Care

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The Health Systems Innovation Lab at LSBU, Modality Partnership and The Royal College of General Practitioners have partnered to offer a new ‘Leading Primary Care’ programme to provide the practical knowledge, understanding and skills required for leading primary care at executive level. At its core are the principles of integrity, collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity to secure high quality health care with and for people and communities that makes the most of the talents and assets of health professionals, and secures the best public value.

  • The programme runs from September 2022 - May 2023 (see below)
  • The programme is provided online
  • Programme Fees are £2,995 - included in the fees are enrolment onto the module and 2 coaching sessions valued at £500
  • If you are a new partner you might be able to reimburse your place through the ‘New to Partnership Payment Scheme’.

The programme is aimed at primary care partners, leaders and clinical directors, the workshops covers all aspects of primary care management and leadership for effective General Practice and PCN working.

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Programme Aims

This programme aims to develop:

  1. Primary care senior leaders who are able to lead robust primary care teams and innovate across primary care systems.
  2. Primary Care Leaders with the knowledge and understanding of leading change in order to lead real time changes in quality in general practice and primary care.
  3. Leaders who secure evidence-based effective approaches to meet their local population health needs.
  4. Leaders who have an understanding of relational approaches to change and innovation.
  5. Leaders who can critically appraise evidence-based options for leading effective primary care.
  6. Leaders who can demonstrate personal resilience.
  7. Leaders who consider their own continued development needs in light of their area of practice
  8. Leaders who have brought their learning to bear on local quality challenges and projects to generate public value.

This programme maps against the RCGP Leadership Capabilities Framework (see brochure above for full mapping).

Programme Structure

The programme is achieved by successfully completing the workshops and academic module components alongside evidence of application of ideas into practice. The LSBU Work Based Learning Module sits within the programme and attracts 20 Level 7 credits which can be used to progress to PGCert, Diploma and Masters at LSBU e.g. MA Leading Social Change, MSc Leadership and Service improvement, PGCert Clinical Leadership.

Promoting community of practice is a key part of our learning programme.  Together with fellow students, we will look into topical areas of interest such as best practice learnings from redesigning services to practice mergers.  These sessions will be guided by practitioners who have direct know-how and experience.

Programme Dates

Programme Dates for RCGP/Modality Sept 2022 to May 2023 (Online Delivery)

Leading Primary Care WBL Introduction and Enrolment

Thurs 8th Sept

17:00 - 18:00


Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 1

Financial essentials for primary care

(1.5 hrs)

Thurs 15th Sept

15:30 – 17:00


Academic Essentials Tutorial

Session 1 Reflective Practice and Critical Analysis

Weds 21st Sept

16:00 – 18:00

Prof Becky Malby

Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 2

Patient Centred Care Including Shared Decision Making (3 hrs)

Thurs 20th Oct

15:30 – 18:30

Prof Al and Margaret Mulley

Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 3

Personal Leadership in Primary Care

(2.5 hrs)

Thurs 10th Nov

15:30 – 18:00

Prof Becky Malby and Jonathan


Leading Primary Care WBL CoP 1

(1 hr)

Thurs 1st Dec

17:00 – 18:00

Prof Becky Malby

Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 4

Leading People and Primary Care Teams

(2.5 hrs)

Thurs 8th Dec

15:30 – 18:00

Prof Becky Malby and Jonathan


Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 5

Improvement, Innovation & Change in Primary Care (3 hrs)

Thurs 12th Jan

15:30 – 18:30

Nick Downham

Academic Essentials Tutorial

Session 2 Academic Writing and Submission Guidance

Thurs 19th Jan

16:00 – 18:00

Prof Becky Malby

Formative Assessment Due Date

Mon 6th Feb


Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 6

Data Informed Decision Making in Primary Care (2 hrs)

Thurs 9th Feb

15:30 – 17:30

Tony Hufflett

Leading Primary Care WBL CoP 2

(1 hr)

Thurs 23rd Feb

17:00 – 18:00

Prof Becky Malby

Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 7

IT strategies for primary care (1.5 hrs)

Thurs 16th Mar

15:30 – 17:00


Leading Primary Care WBL Workshop 8 Redesigning & Transforming Primary Care (3 hrs)

Thurs 30th Mar

15:30 – 18:30

Nick Downham

Leading Primary Care WBL CoP 3
Making the case for change
(1 hr)

Thurs 20th Apr

17:00 – 18:00

Prof Becky Malby

Summative Assessment Due Date

Mon 8th May


Please note: these are subject to change


  1. Programme Induction – academic and pragmatic overview of the programme (45 mins online).
  2. The Partnership Code – exploring the values and culture of your practice and PCN so you join the programme clear about how your organisation expects you to lead. This is for you to set up prior to the programme workshops.

Leading Primary Care module

Additional Provision

Mentoring provided by the RCGP

RCGP Mentoring will make a real difference to your personal and professional life through one-to-one support, guidance, encouragement and inspiration so that you reach your full potential as great doctors providing great care. Mentoring is only available to RCGP members.

Learning Community provided within your organisation

We provide 3 one-hour online ‘communities of practice’. These are action learning sessions focusing on how you are applying learning to your leadership practice.


Alongside the module, you be able to have 2 coaching sessions from either RCGP or LSBU Health Systems Innovation Lab (HSIL). All coaching sessions will be conducted remotely at a time and pace that suits you, and are kept strictly confidential between you and your coach.