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Patient Leadership Training Programme (AUS/NZ) 

4 x weekly sessions of 2 hours £100
delivered by David Gilbert,
InHealth Associates Director
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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.

The Patient Leadership Triangle

June / July 2021 | All sessions 10am - 12pm UK Time via

Thursday 17th June

What is Patient Leadership

  • The different tributaries of the ‘patient movement’
  • The failure of traditional engagement approaches
  • The emergence of ‘patient leaders’
  • Definitions and clarifications
  • What we bring - Jewels of wisdom and insight from the caves of suffering
Thursday 24th June

The Effective Patient Leader

  • The Different Roles for a Patient Leader
  • What Matters – an anchor for the effective Patient Leader
  • Benefits of Patient Leadership
  • The four main capabilities
  • The different sorts of support needed
Thursday 1st July

Embedding Patient Leadership in Healthcare

  • The Patient Leadership Triangle (the Sussex MSK Model)
  • The Patient Director – a new role in healthcare
  • Culture, systems and processes
  • Progression routes & creating opportunities
  • The current climate for Patient Leadership
Thursday 8th July

Reflections and Next Steps

  • Reflections on the programme
  • Exploring issues in more depth
  • Your next steps
  • Your learning and support requirements

Further learning and support opportunities

  • Previous participants have decided to take part in continuing action learning sets to explore the issues they face
  • InHealth Associates is 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.

What people have said about the course:

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!
Lived Experience Practitioner
I wish all involved in healthcare could attend this course. David's training was insightful, thought-provoking & developed my knowledge of approaches and attitudes towards meaningful service user engagement. It built my confidence and helped me to understand that my 'skills' have value. I have been empowered in my role.
Someone with a long-term health condition
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.
Donna Rubenstein | Patient Partner, Nova Scotia, Canada
I truly believe that Patient Leadership in healthcare is the most important health systems innovation I've seen in 40 years in the game. David Gilbert is one of the true pioneers and this is a great opportunity for Oz colleagues to learn from a true innovator
Grant Phelps | Medical Leader and FAICD
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.
Helen Parker | Primary Care CEO, Pinnacle MHN
I have recently completed David Gilbert's Patient Leadership Course. It certainly increased my confidence as a Health Consumer / Carer Rep. in Australia. I highly recommend David's course to other health consumer reps seeking to build their skills & confidence. David is such a welcoming friendly fellow. His term "The Jewels from the Caves" of suffering really resonated with me. Davids course would be great for other health consumer reps like me or health professionals wanting to sharpen their skills in partnering with consumers as per the NSQHS Standard 2 Partnering with Consumers.
Deb Letica | Consumer/Carer Rep
4 x weekly sessions of 2 hours £100
Places are limited. First come, first served.
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About David Gilbert

David is Director of InHealth Associates. He is a former mental health service user and author of ‘The Patient Revolution – how we can heal the healthcare system’. He has 35 years’ experience of working with, and for patients. He was the first Patient Director in the NHS at the Sussex MSK Partnership (Central) and has been Head of Patients and the Public at the Commission for Health Improvement, and Patient and Public Involvement Director at NHS Croydon. He has also worked at the Kings Fund, OPM and Consumer Association.

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