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Patient Leadership Training Programme

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

February 2021 | All sessions 17:00 – 19:00 UK Time via

Friday 5th February

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
Friday 12th February

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
Friday 19th February

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
Friday 26th February

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
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.