Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership Programme

Course details

Developing the next generation of leaders in evidence-based healthcare

Our new programme is designed for healthcare professionals who are existing or aspiring leaders in Evidence-Based Health Care. The programme will help you to thoroughly examine and refine your leadership approach, whilst providing you with practical tools and techniques to address some of the challenges you will face in the context of delivering better patient outcomes.  

This programme is designed to help you develop, apply and enhance the leadership skills you are building throughout its duration. You will gain the knowledge and inspiration to discover and test your new found perspectives, and then feedback to your learning group as you apply the learning in your role. 

Delivered in conjunction with Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the programme is also supported by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM).

If you would like to discuss the course, please contact us at: cpdhealth@conted.ox.ac.uk

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 11th September 2020. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Programme details

The programme is comprised of three modules. Each can be studied individually as a short course as well as together as one programme.

Fundamentals of Leadership

This course will examine the different styles of leadership and how your personal approach to leadership fits with these through psychometric tests and 1-2-1 coaching. You will discover areas for self-development as a leader, and set a path to build on your strengths through a personalised action plan.
(21st March - 26th March 2021 Sunday evening to Friday afternoon)

Organisational Leadership

You will gain a comprehensive and practical guide to organisational leadership, exploring the hands-on skills required to implement your leadership style and navigate organisational behaviours.
(Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon, November 2021  *dates to be confirmed)

Strategic Leadership

This course will enable you to set strategic goals to grow the impact of your work beyond your current organisational horizons. This will be informed by a comprehensive understanding of the strategic challenges you will face, and how to build effective relationships in the wider world.
(Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon, June 2022 *dates to be confirmed)

Course aims

This programme aims to enable you to:

  • gain a new perspective on your career and how you can best adapt to the challenges ahead 

  • join an international and diverse cohort of peers in an open learning environment

  • form deep relationships with an action learning group, informing and supporting each other’s learning

  • study with world-class faculty and utilise resources from the number one ranked University in the world

  • grow your research strategy with confidence beyond your current organisational horizons.

  • gain a practical application of leadership within the organisation

  • examine your style and learn the skills you will need to develop into a leader in evidence based healthcare 

Assessment methods

The programme is not formally assessed


A certificate of attendance will be issued for each module completed on the programme.


Prof Kamal Mahtani

Kamal Mahtani is a GP, Associate Professor and Director of the Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership programme. He is also the Director of MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews

Sean Heneghan

Sean Heneghan is a Senior Associate Tutor on the Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership programme.

Level and demands

To apply for the course you should:

  • have a relevent undergraduate degree and professional work experience in the health service or a health-related field.

  • be able to combine intensive classroom learning with the application of the principles and practices of evidence-based health care leadership within the work place.

  • have a good working knowledge of email, internet, word processing and Windows applications (for communications with course members, course team and administration)

  • show evidence of the ability to commit time to study and an employer's commitment to make time available to attend course the course.

  • be able to demonstrate English language proficiency at the University’s higher level


Applications for the full programme are now being accepted.

Applications for the individual modules will open soon.

The programme application requires you to complete an online application form and to attach a copy of your CV.

Section B of the form will also ask you to include a statement supporting your application. Please explain why you are applying for the Leadership programme and give an example of how you feel this training will support your leadership development and career progression.

Please ensure you read the guidance notes which appear when you click on the symbols as you progress through the application form.  Any errors resulting from failure to do so may delay your application.

If you have any questions about the programme, please email: cpdhealth@conted.ox.ac.uk



2020/21 entry fee: £11,800


If you wish to take a module as a stand-alone short course the fees are:

  • Fundamentals of Leadership (2021): £4800.00

  • Organisational Leadership (2021): £4000.00*

  • Strategic Leadership (2022): £4000.00*

If booked individually, when booking the third module a £1000 discount will be honoured to match the overall programme fee. 

*Please note that the fee rates are for the year of entry stated. The fee for entry to the programme in 2021, along with future module fees, have yet to be confirmed and may vary. 


Accommodation will be available on site at a cost of £100 per night. This includes bed and breakfast when booked as a block for each module (5 nights for Fundamentals of Leadership, 4 nights for other modules. (Accommodation costs are subject to annual inflation.)

Lunch is provided and there will be a course dinner at each module.  Other dinners will not be provided as part of the course.

Fees and accommodation costs subject to annual inflation.