Training clinicians to become leaders of complex change: Lessons from Scotland

Shobhan Thakore (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Clinicians are trained to diagnose disease and recommend treatments or procedures. This is the focus of much of undergraduate training, but delivery of healthcare depends on so much more than theoretical knowledge and technical skill. It is a complex environment where professionals from different backgrounds have to work together to deliver safe pathways of care to patients who have very varied backgrounds. This can lead to inefficiency and variation in provision of care and clinical outcomes. In turn, this can negatively impact on the experience of patients and staff. Attempting to change this complex environment requires a unique set of skills. This article describes an international fellowship that creates a network of individuals skilled in quality improvement, human factors, service design and leadership.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1216-1222
Number of pages7
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Issue number11
Early online date2 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Quality Improvement
  • Scotland
  • Design
  • Quality
  • Complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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