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Respiratory Leadership Programme FAQs

PCRS Respiratory Leaders Programme

The course is ideally suited for those respiratory practitioners who are keen to explore new leadership skills or expand the application of leadership principles. This is a non-clinical course and open to a wide range of disciplines across the primary, community and integrated respiratory sector. Participants value the diversity and insights that learning alongside multidisciplinary colleagues brings. The course is designed to deliver the key leadership skills and techniques that have been identified as criteria for advance and expert level of Fit to Care. We think the course is particularly well suited to specialist practioner NHS bands 6 and above and those on GP trainee schemes.

Enrolment is simple and can be completed online. You will need to be a member of PCRS so if you are not already a member, please join now. As this year’s programme is also closely linked to our annual conference which includes dedicated leadership training sessions we require applicants to be registered for and attend the conference – register now. Once you have joined and registered for conference you can complete the online enrolment form. The form asks you to identify your learning objectives for the course. Don’t worry this is not a selective process, but is designed to encourage participants to think carefully about what they want to get out of the course. This helps us to ensure we are structuring the workshops and resources to meet the needs of participants.

The course is free to PCRS members only subject to registration and attendance at our annual conference which is an integral part of this year’s programme. If you are not a member you can join now. Membership is only £59 and comes with many additional benefits as well as being able to join the PCRS Respiratory Leaders course. You must also register for the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2022. As spaces are limited, we do ask for a small deposit to secure your place. This deposit is refundable upon completion of the course. This is simply to reduce the likelihood of people enrolling and taking up a valuable space, but not turning up to the course.

The course will cover the leadership skills identified as being key criteria for the advance and expert levels of the PCRS Fit to Care Guidance. The course will cover topics like how to influence change, motivate teams improve your personal effectiveness, increase efficiencies, quality and improve project planning and evaluation. The aim is program to help clinicians grow in confidence so that they can deal with the complexities and challenges of working in a busy practice, or out of hospital setting.

PCRS will issue a certificate upon completion of the course. In order to complete the course, participants must attend at least 80% of the workshops and peer support groups and demonstrate that they have made progress on their learning project.

The course is run over a period of seven months with a mixture of face-to-face and online events. Enrolment opens on the 25th March. The course itself will take place between the 17th May and 8th November. Course dates can be found here.

We know that there are lots of leadership course available, but what makes the PCRS course unique is its strong foundations in respiratory practice. The course is designed by and run by experienced respiratory practitioners that work in primary, community and integrated care. All of our facilitators have attended the leadership course themselves. This means that they have a really good insight into what participants want, what will best help them in the workplace and support them in their career. Unlike many leadership courses, the PCRS leadership course is multidisciplinary, and participants really value learning alongside other clinicians – pharmacists, paramedics, GPs, nurses and physiotherapists and gaining an insight into their professions, challenges and careers.

We hope that by providing the dates of the workshops at the start, you’ll be able to attend all of the workshops. However, we understand that things happen, health care professionals are busy people! In order to complete the course and receive the certificate however, we do expect you to attend at least 80% of the workshops. If you are struggling to attend any of the workshops for any reason or your circumstances change however, please do contact us so that we can discuss your options with you.

Yes - subject to availability you can attend this course. However, we should emphasise that the content of this year’s course is very similar to that run previously and, where possible, we would like to offer this course to as many members as possible who have not yet experienced it but wish to do so.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which we learn and work forever. Most people are now familiar and comfortable with online digital learning. However, there is always good value in meeting and networking face-to-face that cannot be replicated online. Consequently our course is designed to offer the perfect mix of face to face (on 25 June 2022 and at the PCRS conference) supplemented by several digital meet-ups and Zoom sessions to maximise learning opportunities.

This course is available for PCRS members only. Membership is open to all UK resident health professionals. In addition to being able to enrol on the PCRS Leadership Course, there are a wide variety of other benefits available. For more information see here.