About the conference


Leaders in Healthcare heads to Birmingham in 2018 for another inspiring conference. Produced by FMLM and BMJ, the event is for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and all healthcare professionals and managers involved in delivering and managing care.


Leaders in Healthcare showcases the best in healthcare management and clinical leadership from across the UK, and welcomes key speakers from around the world to hear viewpoints and success stories from other healthcare systems and beyond to understand how lessons learned in their industries can apply to the healthcare model.

The programme encompasses all aspects of healthcare leadership, from how to tackle the challenges facing the profession to how we can engage better with patients, nurture future leaders and support staff. It focuses on leadership at all levels, from career advice for those looking to take on a leadership role, to discussion around how those in management positions can really make a difference to the key issues surrounding the medical profession today.

Conference themes

Enhancing your leadership and management skills – Discover how you can develop your leadership and management skills through a variety of workshop and skills training sessions.

Developing effective leaders – Explore various approaches to education, training and development designed to grow and support leaders and leadership.

Leading innovation and improvement – Be inspired by positive changes and new ways of working –  for better patient care at a team, organisation or system level.

Leadership lessons from across the world – Learn from different countries that are leading delivery and improvements in education, training and healthcare.

Leading across systems and organisations –  Review the common challenges and potential solutions to leading across complex systems and organisations in healthcare.

Understanding leadership through research – As the evidence base linking leadership, healthcare outcomes and organisational performance grows, learn more about new findings and discuss opportunities that are applicable to wider healthcare delivery.

Mission Statement

The mission of Leaders in Healthcare is to support the movement for best practice in healthcare management and leadership globally. Through this it aims to improve outcomes for patients and communities, provide practical ideas that can be implemented in healthcare, promote research into high quality leadership and management, foster effective innovation, and connect healthcare leaders and managers worldwide.

It meets these aims through the annual three day meeting, leveraging the strengths of FMLM and BMJ and bringing together a group of people who share a concern and a passion for leadership and management in healthcare.

Produced by

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) is the professional home for medical leadership in the UK. We work to professionalise medical leadership by setting standards, underpinned by the evidence base, to support and develop doctors at all stages of the medical career and across all specialties. We support a dynamic membership community from medical students to medical directors and work with healthcare provider and advisory organisations across the UK.

BMJ started out over 170 years ago as a medical journal. Now, as a global brand with a worldwide audience, we help medical organisations and clinicians tackle today’s most critical healthcare challenges. Our expertise extends to medical education, clinical decision support and quality improvement to enhance day to day decision-making and healthcare delivery.