NHS Clinical Commissioners has published Lessons in leadership from women clinical commissioners: practical guidance to support the next generation of women clinical leaders.
The new publication contains practical examples from women clinical commissioning leaders on the skills, values, and behaviours that helped them to succeed in their own roles. These tips include:
- recognise the qualities that make you a strong leader rather than adjusting to traditionally male models of leadership
- relationships matter – seek mentorship and support from peers
- consciously put yourself forward for new opportunities
- remember that taking on leadership roles often affords greater flexibility, not less.
The publication also includes advice on supporting future women clinical commissioning leaders, including actively encouraging women colleagues to apply for leadership roles and making sure that wording in job adverts attracts rather than discourages female applicants.