Peter Spurgeon was Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham prior to joining Warwick Medical School (WMS). At WMS he was originally based in the Institute of Clinical Leadership, which ran programmes in medical leadership for undergraduate and postgraduate doctors. The Institute also offered development programmes for newly qualified doctors and developed a Certificate and Masters programme in Medical Leadership.
Peter was Project Director for five years on the Enhancing Engagement in Medical Leadership project, run jointly by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. This project produced the Medical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF), now endorsed by the General Medical Council as part of undergraduate and postgraduate training. It also formed the basis of a modified Clinical Leadership Competency Framework for all clinical professionals and ultimately the Leadership Framework for all NHS staff groups.
The project also produced the Medical Engagement Scale (MES), which provides a metric of the level of engagement of the medical workforce in the wider goals of the organisation. Peter has overseen the subsequent use of this measure to its current position of an international comparative database of some 7000 doctors. The sustained link between levels of medical engagement and organisational performance has seen increasing attention given to both assessment and development of enhanced engagement.
Peter is now a Recognised Researcher in the Social Science and Systems in Health Unit of the Division of Health Sciences at WMS.