Dr Allan Harkness

Consultant Cardiologist for Essex and Suffolk


MSc in Healthcare Leadership

After completing my Mary Seacole Leadership Diploma in 2015, I enrolled in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson MSc in Healthcare Leadership through the NHS Leadership Academy.

I met with many inspiring leaders in the NHS – some managers, nurses and other healthcare professionals but surprisingly few doctors did the course.

It was a mixture of online learning and residential courses throughout England.

The course had 7 modules to complete:

  • Building Foundations for Team Effectiveness
  • Making Sense of Organisational Values, Engagement and Service Delivery
  • Delivering System Wide Coordinated Care
  • Creating Engaging and Learning Cultures
  • Evaluating My Leadership Behaviours and Impact
  • Developing Organisational Research Study Skills
  • Healthcare Leadership Case Study

I finally submitted my dissertation in November 2016 and am please to have been awarded the MSc with merit.

I look forward to graduating at Birmingham University on July 10th.