Geriatricians as leaders and managers to improve care

Louise_Southern_HEE_1Dr Louise Southern is a registrar in General Medicine and Care of the Elderly in the north-east. In this blog, she discusses her experiences of the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow scheme.

Last year I became the first trainee in geriatrics selected onto the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow scheme, and spent 12 months on ‘out of program experience’, completing this Fellowship, hosted by the Faculty of Leadership and Management. As this year’s recruitment process is now underway, I’ve been reflecting on what made me apply, and how it has affected my subsequent practice.

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