Associate medical director selected for prestigious leadership programme
Ola Junaid, Associate Medical Director, Clinical Transformation at Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of only 18 senior health professionals in the UK to be selected for GenerationQ, a pioneering leadership programme from independent healthcare charity the Health Foundation.
The fellowship has a track record of developing senior leaders who understand how complex health systems work and who have the skills to transform healthcare quality and bring about sustainable, system-wide change.
The GenerationQ programme develops Fellows to drive forward and influence improvements across health services and organisations.
Ola said: “I am delighted to have been selected for this fellowship. As well as grateful to Paul Smeeton (Executive Director, Local Partnerships) and my colleagues for encouraging and supporting my participation in the GenerationQ programme This is an exciting opportunity for me to develop my leadership skills and make a positive difference to quality improvement. I am confident that in addition to enhancing my own skills and ability, I will be able to contribute directly to improving frontline care in Nottinghamshire Healthcare and the wider local healthcare system.”
Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, said: “We have 18 gifted people participating in the fellowship and are very excited to see what they will achieve. GenerationQ equips those wanting to improve frontline care with a wide range of tools for leading improvement. These skills are needed now more than ever because of the challenge on health care to transform at pace over the next few years.”
GenerationQ provides an innovative learning experience structured around four leadership domains. The challenging programme includes residential leadership forums, executive coaching, action learning in peer groups and the opportunity to engage with systems beyond health.
Fellows undertake an 18-month part time programme to complete a postgraduate certificate in leadership (Quality Improvement) with the option to complete an MSc. Fellows will develop personal and relational skills and strategies, equipping them to confront the multitude of challenges facing health and health care today. They will also lead a significant improvement project in their organisation or system.
The fellowship is delivered in partnership with Ashridge Executive Education.
For further information about GenerationQ visit the Health Foundation website www.health.org.uk/generationq