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RCSI Institute of Leadership Delivers First Ever Clinical Leadership Programme for the Irish Defence Forces, Clinical Medical Unit

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


winning team

The winning team

Mr Dermot O’Flynn Director of Professional Development at the 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 defence force personnel.  

MD Team

Multidisciplinary team in action 

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.