Continuing Professional Development: Clinical leadership for paramedic practice

OverviewThe aim of this CPD module is to outline and describe the concept of clinical leadership for paramedic practice and the ambulance service. Clinical leadership has been defined as ‘the ability to both create and sustain an organisational culture of excellence through continual development and improvement’ (Pintar et al, 2007: 115). Clinical Leadership sets out to focus and motivate individuals within an organisation to facilitate their achievement of clinical and professional aims.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you will be able to:• Provide an overview of the concept of clinical leadership for paramedic practice• Outline relevant leadership theories• Describe some clinical leadership concepts and how these apply to paramedic practice• Explore some practical examples of clinical leadership in the pre-hospital setting

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