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Worcester trainee in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine selected for national fellowship

A doctor from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been selected for a prestigious national development scheme.


Speciality trainee, Dr Brendan Spooner started the National Medical Director’s Fellowship in leadership and management back in September.

Dr Brendan Spooner

The scheme provides doctors in training with a unique opportunity to spend 12 months in a national healthcare-affiliated organisation outside of clinical practice to develop their skills in leadership, management, strategy, project management, and health policy.

Clinical fellows have the opportunity to work with senior leaders to fast track their leadership skills and experience in a diverse range of organisations. The participating organisations have the opportunity to be part of a prestigious scheme to develop a growing pool of future medical leaders who will hopefully go on to shape healthcare in this country.

Having worked at the trust in several placements since 2014 and most recently until September 2019, Dr Spooner is keen to learn as much from the scheme and then share that with colleagues back in Worcestershire.

Dr Brendan Spooner said: “My motivation for doing this was to be as effective as I can be as a doctor and I believe I needed to develop my leadership and management skills further to so I can help make the NHS a better place for patients and staff. 

Clinical Director of Anaesthetics at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Joanna Marriott, said: “As a department we’re extremely proud of Brendan for being selected for such a prestigious scheme. We look forward to him sharing what he has learnt and in turn learning from this to see how this can be used to provide the best services for our patients and leadership for our staff.”