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ADEPT: Achieve, Develop and Explore Programme for Trainees: enabling trainees in Northern Ireland to lead and improve
  1. Grainne Donaghy1,
  2. Rachael Hutton2,
  3. Natalie Thompson3,
  4. James Reid4,
  5. Julia Courtney5,
  6. Barry D Kerr6,
  7. Keith Gardiner7
  1. 1 Psychiatry, Mater Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  2. 2 Urology, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  3. 3 Paediatrics, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  4. 4 Anaesthetics, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  5. 5 Neonatology, Royal Jubilee Maternity Service, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  6. 6 Psychiatry, Lagan Valley Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Lisburn, UK
  7. 7 Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Grainne Donaghy, Psychiatry, Mater Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast BT14 6AB, UK; drgdonaghy{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the development of ADEPT, a pioneering project of collaboration in developing clinical leadership training in an apprenticeship model through 1 year out of programme for postgraduate medical trainees in Northern Ireland, involving Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, the health and social care Leadership Centre and relevant host organisations.

  • medical leadership
  • clinical leadership
  • trainees
  • improvement
  • continuous improvement

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Footnotes

  • Contributors GD and RH prepared the first draft of this paper with contributions from NT, JR and JC. KG reviewed the first draft and made revisions, producing the second draft. BDK statistically analysed the data and contributed towards the preparation of the results. KG reviewed and made revisions to drafts throughout. GD made revisions throughout and produced the final version. GD submitted the paper. GD made suggested revisions and resubmitted the paper.

  • Competing interests GD, RH, NT, JR and JC were all 2015/16 ADEPT Fellows. KG is Postgraduate Dean, NIMDTA, who was involved in devising ADEPT and oversees the programme.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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