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Senior General Practice Leadership Programme - CMI Level 7

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Senior General Practice Leadership Programme - CMI Level 7

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. This enhanced GP practice management course 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 course 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 senior GP practice manager course 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 GP practice manager 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 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership - Optional


4 Day

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About Us

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

*Please note that some of the materials and objectives may be subject to change depending on discussions, activities and needs of the cohort upon reflection of delegate responses to the pre-programme questionnaires.*

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

Leadership in Primary Care 

Key themes include:  

  • Strategic Leadership  
  • Collaboration & Leading in a System  
  • Maximising GP Practice Finance  
  • Governance & Risk Management

Session 2

Your Leadership  

Key themes include: 

  • Yourself as a Leader 
  • Leadership Models and Theories  
  • Developing High Performing Teams  
  • Coaching and Mentoring  

Session 3

Business Planning and Building a Strategy 

Key themes include: 

  • Strategic Direction in Primary Care​ 
  • Mission, Vision and Values​ 
  • Population Health Management​ 
  • Workforce and Capacity Planning  

Session 4

Delivering Excellence in Primary Care 

Key themes include: 

  • Culture and Organisational Development  
  • Leading Change  
  • Innovation and Improvement  
  • Digital Developments 

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. 

Chartership (CMI Chartered Manager)


Those learners that successfully complete and are awarded the Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership are eligible for 'Fast Track' to Chartered Manager status. This route builds on the completion of your eligible CMI qualification and provides a fast-track assessment process taking into account your prior learning with CMI. (Note - There is a separate cost for this and the application and payment are made directly to CMI) - For further information visit - CMI Chartered Manager

Gaining Chartered Manager status involves completing a holistic assessment that is underpinned by the CMI Professional Standard for Management and Leadership. It provides you with a fantastic opportunity to reflect on your recent workplace achievements and how you effectively apply your management and leadership skills.



Kerry Robinson

Kerry Robinson


Kerry describes herself as a hybrid professional working on the intersection of cultural development, improvement science and positive performance delivery. Kerry has a strategic focus, emphasising strategy into action through operational delivery. 

Kerry’s career has spanned equally the private sector and NHS, having worked in logistics, food manufacturing, telecommunications and oil research across a range of technical disciplines.  Kerry is a chartered management accountant, green belt six sigma improvement trained, Kings Fund Top Management Programme Alumni.  

For 13 years Kerry was employed in the NHS, six years as a Board Director, also Senior Responsible Officer for MSK care in a forming integrated care system.  Kerry’s portfolio has spanned strategy, organisational development, quality improvement, research, project management. 

Kerry now has a portfolio career being both a practitioner and a trainer in her mix of consultancy and training work ensuring she stays up to date with current theory, context and practice. Kerry is also a sessional lecturer teaching improvement science and organisational development at Masters level for several universities.  

Kerry has a strong belief in bringing training to life through practice to embed in the grain of their organisations. 

Our dedicated In-House Training team can work with you to create a tailored training course that creates an optimal learning experience. Our bespoke built training programmes are designed around your needs and allow you to meet the specific requirements of your business.

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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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