SAS Doctors' and Dentists' Programme - Leadership, Culture & Wellbeing: The NHS Scotland Approach



Dr Dave Ceasar has served as interim Deputy CMO in Scotland as part of the Covid response and is now back into his role as senior strategic advisor on the health workforce with the Scottish Government.   He  has a background in emergency medicine and will talk about his own personal leadership journey as well as share his experience of promoting leadership, culture and wellbeing in NHS Scotland.  The session will also look at the qualities of leaders and how to improve your own leadership ability



Learning Outcomes

Understand the link between leadership, culture and wellbeing.

Identify positive qualities in healthcare leaders.

Self reflect on your own leadership styles.


GMC Capabilities

Domain 5 - Leadership and Team Working


This course is only open to SAS Doctors and Dentists working HSC Trusts and Agencies.


Delivered virtually via Zoom by Dr Dave Caesar MBChB FRCSEd(A&E) FRCEM SFFMLM FRSA.


Tuesday 16 November 2021 (2pm - 4pm)


To apply go to Course Dates & Venues Tab and click 'Apply'.




David is the Senior Strategic Advisor with the Health Workforce Directorate of Scottish Government, working on the Workforce Strategy for HSC in Scotland, as well as a number of planning and service-related issues such as the redesign of Unscheduled Care and the approach to Drugs Deaths in Scotland.


He has recently completed a role as Interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer supporting the response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, focussing on NHS Recovery, Winter Planning, Clinical Prioritisation, Ethnicity and Inequalities, and Realistic Medicine, and had previously been Head of Leadership, Culture and Wellbeing for the Health and Social Care Workforce, and National Clinical Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer, advising on secondary care services including establishing the Scottish Trauma Network in 2017.   


He maintains a strong interest in clinical and system leadership within NHS Scotland and the wider public sector, is a Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, and is a trustee of the Medic 1 Trust and Save a Life for Scotland charities.   This portfolio affords him some time away from being out-negotiated by his 3 children.


This session is supported by Department of Health.

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course, if you would like to submit an expression of interest please contact us.