Patient Leadership signals a breakthrough in healthcare that moves beyond traditional engagement and uncovers the pioneering and transformative work of patient leaders - those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to lead change in the healthcare system. Or ‘those who have been through stuff, who know stuff, who want to change stuff’.
This course lays the foundation for understanding patient leadership – it is designed for both patients and non-patients to explore together different facets of this emerging social movement. It is for Patient and Carer Leaders, health professionals, managers, non-clinical staff and those from the independent, voluntary and charitable sector. And open to international attendees.
This programme lays the foundations for understanding patient leadership. It leads you through the principles of patient leadership, what it is and where it came from, the qualities of an effective patient leader, support needed and models of embedded patient leadership. For patients, users, carers and staff (clinical, managerial).
Previous participants have decided to take part in continuing action learning sets to explore the issues they face. We are also developing a ‘Patient Leadership Network’ and will be discussing the process of this with you, to help co-design its functions. We also run this programme for organisations or health systems ‘in-house’ and/or help run tailored programmes. You can learn more on our services page.
Would encourage health care professionals to attend this - thought provoking and made me see how we should (as opposed to current practice) engage those with lived experience in meaningful ways. Zoom in from home!
David Gilbert is like a Sherpa on Mount Everest. Tomorrow’s improvers in healthcare will come with both learned and/ or lived experience. It is important to demand knowledge and wisdom in a patient partner. This is where you learn from the best
Took David’s course and found it very helpful to experience the wisdom ‘at source’ from his many, many years of experience and reflection
Probably the first time I’ve joined a 2.5 hour evening session after full-on day at work and didn’t want it to end. An international mix of patients, clinicians, managers digging deep on leadership qualities is a powerful learning environment, superbly led by David Gilbert.
It was a delight to meet you and participate in the leadership program. It was a wonderful experience – connecting through the the heart and mind with such a diverse rich mix of patient leaders. I love being challenged to think about new ideas and ways to look at things differently, or from a different set of glasses. I did that a lot which is a perfect way to kick off 2021. Personally, the timing was excellent. Your model and our discussion is helping me reframe some possibilities going forward.
I did the first cycle of this and thoroughly recommend it - provides both helpful framework for critical thinking and more practical strategy tips for getting things done. Well worth attending!