SAS Doctors' and Dentists' Programme Entrepreneurship – Lessons for Leadership



Dr Aisling Diamond has developed her own company which provides medical cover to large events and provision of support to artists arriving in this country. She grew this company to international level without support and will share some leadership lessons from her journey.


The company was designed to stop the ‘hot potato’ routine which is practiced and that enables all patients to be referred to Emergency Departments without challenge. The standards practiced by this company persistently improve and outperform the standard established by the industry. The session will include exploring the practical elements of developing an idea into a business.

1 How do I identify need ?

2 How do I develop a company ?

3 Why bother ?

4 How do I grow ?

5 Is it worth it ?

Learning Outcomes

Exploring leadership and resilience in a business context

Developing long term strategic goals

Making the link between QI and entrepreneurship


GMC Capabilities

Domain 5 - Leadership and Team Working


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


Delivered virtual delivery via Zoom by Dr Aisling Diamond



3 - 5pm Tuesday 1 March 2022

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



Dr Aisling Diamond is a consultant in emergency medicine and has trained in the UK and Australia. Her work in Australia included a period providing service remotely with a catchment area equivalent to Belfast to Moscow. Since returning to the UK she has worked as a consultant in emergency medicine in a district general hospital and also in the trauma centre.  Currently she works as the deputy medical director with portfolio for workforce and training and as a consultant in emergency medicine.  Dr Diamond grew up in a council estate in Belfast and was the first girl from her secondary school to gain entry to Medicine.


This session is supported by Department of Health.



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