Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Irish Defense Forces CMU complete Clinical Leadership Programme at RCSI Institute of Leadership

27 January 2017

On Tuesday, 24 January, Major General Kevin Cotter of the Irish Defense Forces opened the first ever Clinical Leadership Development Programme for clinical and non-clinical staff working in the Defense Force Clinical Medical Unit (CMU).

Mr Dermot O’Flynn, Director of Professional Development at the RCSI Institute of Leadership said that the programme is unique in that it is an interdisciplinary leadership programme designed for all medical officers, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapist and military staff who are engaged in delivering the best quality of care to defense force personnel.

The first module was delivered by Professor Ciaran O’Boyle, Dr Mary Collins, Dermot O’Flynn and Georgina Corscadden. At the end of module Adrian Ó Murchu, Colonel and Officer Commanding CMU commented that he "appreciated not only the content of the two days but also the tone of the programme and was hopeful that this approach and tone will become the norm in all our dealings on CPD, training and education in the Corps".

Participants pictured with Prof. Ciaran O'Boyle and Mr Dermot O'Flynn.