David works half time as a holistic family doctor and half time as a coach, facilitator and supervisor. He is experienced in working with individuals, teams and organisations. He is passionate about unlocking the potential in those he works with, exploring where individuals and teams are stuck and learning from these and other ‘points of pain’. He offers leadership development to individual and teams and is a coach for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management:
In teams he has a track record for helping them look at challenging issues, plan strategically and manage change. David is a member of the Wessex deanery tutor group training GP trainers and providing clinical supervision training. He has worked in a number of educational roles with a commitment to personal and professional development believing ‘good doctors and health professions are grown not manufactured’.
David used a holistic model of consultancy while working as an organisational consultant in the third sector over a number of years. For the last 10 years has concentrated on working with doctors, health professionals, their teams and practices. He has experienced the benefits of regular individual and group supervision in his own work and is passionate to share the benefits this can offer not just to health professionals but also through improved team and organisational performance to enhance patient care.
David has developed a model based on ‘five different realms of practice’ to explore difficulties and to enhance how groups and individuals respond to those challenges. He co-edited Clinical Supervision in the Medical Profession: Structured Reflective Practice.