Clare Swarbrick, Postgraduate Programmes Director at the Institute of Medicine, brings a wealth of leadership and organisational development expertise to her role. Clare’s expansive career began with a distinguished background in nursing, her role then specialised in education and development responsible for programme design, implementation and evaluation from all stakeholder’s perspectives.
Examples include developing medical programmes for Clinical Heads, Consultants, ward managers and operational managers. Notably, she was the practice lead for an International recruitment programme and visited India on behalf of an NHS hospital. She was instrumental in designing a Hospital Trusts’ newly qualified consultant programme and for many years was Graduate Scheme Manager at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) where the scheme won a highly prestigious award from the Institute of Student Employers.
Clare’s experience within the NHS spans further into her tenure as an Organisational Development manager where Clare was responsible for development interventions, projects, activities and programmes to help meet the operational and strategic objectives of the Trust and facilitate its development as a learning organisation.
Clare’s recent roles include Scheme Director at Lancaster University, responsible for designing programmes for client organisations, and the Faculty of Health, taking them through programme validation processes, with a commitment to quality and the student journey.
Clare co-developed a Senior Leaders Apprenticeship programme with Lancaster Uni, the first in a public sector healthcare organisation underscoring Clare’s commitment to innovative education initiatives. Clare’s impressive track record includes interventions in placement quality, overseeing assessment centres and providing personalised coaching for programme participants.
Clare’s dedication to supporting individual and organisational development is evident in her effective leadership, coaching, mentoring and unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.