FMLM launch the ‘Essential skills’ courses – a new series of personal and career development courses.


I’m delighted to have been asked to run two more taster sessions for the FMLM.

Our sessions in June on Leadership & MBTI and Conflict Management were really successful so it’s great to run a couple more. See below for some of the feedback.

1. What makes you tick as a leader? Understand your values and beliefs.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 09:30 – Imperial College London. Click Here to book on the course.
In this workshop we will help you to understand your core values, how these relate to leadership and how they are demonstrated in the healthcare setting. This is an important part of developing your professional practise.

2. Boost your mentoring skills.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 13:30 – Imperial College London. Click here to book on the course.

Doctors at all stages in their career are increasingly being asked to deploy mentoring skills, whether formally or informally. You may have received training for this, or just picked it up along the way. However experienced you are at mentoring, it is critical to stay fresh and keep developing your skills.

Both courses carry 3 CPD points.

Feedback from previous attendees on the MBTI and Managing Conflict courses:

“It is important to understand myself before I can hope to understand and inspire others. This course gave me a bit better understanding of some elements of ‘self’ and left me wanting to understand more.”

“Really helpful to do questionnaire and immediately receive your own feedback about your indiivdiual style. Helped by the entertaining experimental games to understand the styles.”

“As a junior doctor about to begin my training in Anaesthetics it is important to know at this stage what my leadership style is and how I can improve it further to enable me to be a good leader as I increase in seniority.”

“The course allowed us to explore real scenarios and gave options to create real solutions. An all inclusive course where everyones contribution was valued.”

“Thank you for the excellent teaching and useful workshop.”


If you are interested in finding out more about these courses, call me on 0754 0593476 or email me at

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I’ve been ask by local faculties of The Royal College of General Practitioners to hold two more pre-retirement courses.

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 08.43.30These events have been designed by myself and friends who are GPs. The intention is to provide a workshop that allows people to explore their transition towards retirement and consider their ideas about what they might do.

10th September 2015 (Evening) Link here – RCGP Vale of Trent

14th November 2015 (Saturday) Link here –  RCGP East Anglia

NB, this excludes pension / financial planning.

Previous attendees to this workshop said:

“Very good as I thought I would completely give up work but opened up my mind to non-medical options.

Excellent, helped me work out what I’m going to do in a positive way, excellent, thought-provoking and therapeutic.”

“Brilliant fun – cover so much ground really well and safely.”

Recently retired GP David Poll shares his thoughts on retiring here.

I am David Poll, just “ex-GP” from my practice in Belper, Derbyshire, where I worked for 30 years. I have retired and have had a fantastic set of leaving do’s. It’s been a weird time, deciding to leave a very happy working environment to an unknown that I have thought about endlessly for the past couple of years, but which inevitably will be a new phase of adjustment and learning. I am still working as an educationalist at Health Education East Midlands, but for only 16 hours a week. The practicalities of my pension being available was one key factor in my decision to stop clinical practice and I have been through various categories of other reflections including consideration of what I will do with all that time, stopping clinical practice, what legacy I will leave behind, what advice I might offer to GPs starting in practice now and what I will miss most and least. I am ready though now. I would describe my emotions over the lead up time to have ranged from terror, through acceptance to eager anticipation and excitement. It has undoubtedly helped me to share views, advice and the feelings of others.

To book on these courses, follow the links above.

If you are interested in finding out more about these course, call me on 0754 0593476 or email me at

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