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CMI Level 7 - Senior General Practice Leadership Programme

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CMI Level 7 - Senior General Practice Leadership Programme

This programme has been designed to support GPs and clinical staff who are already in or aspiring toward a leadership role and for existing Practice Managers wanting to develop their skills in senior leadership. The programme focuses on senior leadership, change management and understanding current issues within NHS primary care including population health management and how the role of PCNs and other changes can impact primary care.  

This engaging programme will focus on real life experience and how you can bring theory and best practice into your own working environment. The course is led by a highly experienced NHS leader, and will be supported by current NHS insights, contextualised case studies, and first-hand experience of the challenges of being a leader in Primary Care. 

The GP Practice Manager Programme builds on the CMI Level 5 course and provides professionals with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of senior level practice management and reflect and grow in an enhanced learning environment. Participants will become part of a strong and supportive national network of Primary Care Leaders. 

This Level 7 accredited leadership training course has been designed to help GPs and staff at partnership level gain a better understanding of the dynamics in managing multidisciplinary teams and improve their personal approach to leadership. 

Course Summary


CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Leadership and Management


4 Day

Delivery Method and Price:

Virtual Classroom:


About the Programme

This programme is designed for existing and new partners including GPs and clinical staff or those aspiring to leadership roles and for existing Practice Managers in a primary care environment. 

(Please note new to partner schemes include a £20k golden handshake for most roles in primary care) 


This course is for you if you want to… 

  • Understand the key aspects of Senior Practice Management and improve your overall performance as a leader and manager 
  • Form strategic plans within your organisation and drive and/or manage change 
  • Develop strategic skills to create a professional environment where colleagues can flourish, and where patients will receive the best possible care 
  • Develop a strong, professional, national network of peers, who you will be able to draw upon in the future 
  • Broaden your knowledge of systems and governance within primary care

On completion of this programme, delegates will: 

  • Have a clear understanding of the senior leaders’ role in overall leadership and effective management within primary care 
  • Understand how to inspire, influence and build high performing and effective teams 
  • Be equipped with strategic leadership and management skills to enhance team performance 
  • Confidently be able to deploy a range of effective management techniques and tools 
  • Be confident to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for your organisation 
  • Have a clear understanding of governance within primary care 
  • Understand the importance of systems and the QI cycle within your practice

Session 1

Your Leadership

Key themes include: 

  • Yourself as a leader 
  • Leadership models and theories 
  • Strategic leadership 
  • Maximising GP practice finance 

Session 2

Leading Teams in Primary Care

Key themes include: 

  • GP practice systems 
  • HR and best practice 
  • Managing teams 
  • Coaching and mentoring 

Session 3

Business Planning and Building a Strategy

Key themes include: 

  • Strategic direction and the emerging operating environment of General Practice
  • Strategic leadership​ 
  • Mission, vision and values​ 
  • Population health management​ 

Session 4

Delivering Excellence in Primary Care

Key themes include: 

  • Quality improvement and PDSA cycle 
  • Governance and best practice 
  • Change management  
  • Resilience and wellbeing/CMI qualification

The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management 


The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for Directors and Senior Managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance.  

This qualification requires senior and aspiring senior leaders to build on their skills in strategic management and leadership and to focus on the requirements of inter-organisational strategy. You will be required to take the theory, thought leadership and research discussed on the programme, and implement it in your professional life by focusing on your own leadership development, and positively challenging organisational strategy. 

Delegates will be required to complete two 3500 - 4000 word written assignments that require taught theory to be applied to the organisational context: 

  • Unit 704: Developing Organisational Strategy 
  • Unit 714: Personal and Professional Development for Strategic Leaders 


As part of your course fee, you are given free and unlimited access to post-classroom tutorials. These are organised monthly and run by CMI qualified tutors to help guide learners through the assignment writing phase. 

Amanda Meehan

Amanda Meehan


Amanda Meehan has over 20 year’s experience in healthcare management with the last 12 years as an NHS Practice Manager. Passionate about the NHS and building a culture of continuous improvement and sustainability, Amanda also works as a Management Consultant in primary care and is an experienced Coach and Mentor for new managers and a Member of the International Coaching Federation and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Amanda is also part of a team that have created a Virtual Practice Management Service and currently works as the Service Lead.

Amanda has also worked with PCNs and Federations undertaking successful quality improvement projects. Amanda is also a member of the Health Foundation's Q Community.

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  • Clear understanding of the senior leaders’ role in overall leadership and effective management within primary care
  • Understand how to inspire, influence and build high performing and effective teams
  • Confidently be able to deploy a range of effective management techniques and tools


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