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Core Curriculum: CiP 3

Capability in Practice 3: The doctor is a leader and follower who shares vision, engages and delivers results.

This CiP is grouped under Professional Identity 1: Healthcare Professional.

Key Skills


Comfortable influencing and negotiating

  • Evaluates own preferred negotiation style.
  • Can handle a variety of negotiation challenges.
  • Understands and is able to secure and consolidate agreements.

Manages conflict

  • Understands the concept of conflict in the healthcare setting.
  • Understands the challenges and negative effects of conflict within teams and organisations.
  • Understands and implements the methods and tools used to manage conflict and its resolution.

Understands human behaviour and demonstrates leadership skills


  • Actively contributes to culture and respectful care by role modelling appropriate language and behaviour and challenge when does not happen
  • Understands the basic principles and importance of emotional intelligence.
  • Reflects on own leadership style and how this can impact on patient and colleague interactions.
  • Continues to enhance leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to adapt leadership style to different situations.

Demonstrates insight

  • Demonstrates insight into own knowledge and performance.
  • Adapts within the clinical environment.
  • Can provide evidence that they reflect on practice and demonstrate learning from it

Manages stress and fatigue

  • Understands stress, its impact on personal wellbeing and its potential effect on delivering high quality patient care.
  • Develops personal strategies to maintain mental strength and resilience.
  • Shows how they are improving resilience as part of their personal development.
  • Recognise the impact of stress and fatigue in their team and offer / signpost to support

Able to make effective use of resources and time management

  • Can prioritise effectively.
  • Demonstrates effective time management in clinical settings.
  • Effectively delegates tasks to other members of the multiprofessional team
  • Demonstrates awareness of budget and resource management

Evidence to inform decision

  • Reflective practice
  • Local and Deanery Teaching
  • TO2 (includes SO)
  • RCOG e-learning
  • Confirmed participation in multidisciplinary team-based simulation training
  • Leadership questionnaire
  • Leads critical incident review

Mapping to GPCs

Domain 1: Professional values and behaviours

Domain 2: Professional skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dealing with complexity and uncertainty

Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and teamworking

Domain 6: Capabilities in patient safety and quality improvement

  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement

Domain 8: Capabilities in education and training

Doman 9: Capabilities in research and scholarship