EyeThrive: Ophthalmic leadership and management programme

Ophthalmology is facing unprecedented challenges in the face of year-on-year growing demand with finite capacity. In addition, Covid-19 has brought about unfamiliar and extraordinary challenges, and requires leadership that is positive, flexible and agile.

Recognising that the field of ophthalmology needs to develop leaders now more than ever, to harness the opportunities of the recovery landscape and collective potential of people, this bespoke Moorfields Education programme has been designed to enable emerging clinical leaders to develop the breadth of skills necessary to effectively lead in a landscape that is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.

EyeThrive presents a comprehensive approach to leadership development that emphasises understanding of self, others and the organisation through the lens of positive leadership and create an environment that is collaborative, inclusive and productive.


Course overview

This leadership programme aims to take you on a journey which encourages you to explore and gain deeper insights about yourself, develop better understanding of your character strengths, how to develop high performing teams and how to use your influence and impact to achieve sustainable organisational performance. The programme will provide you with leadership frameworks, models and psychometric tools which will inspire you to look inward and consider approaches to enhance your leadership skills and achieve positive and inclusive leadership through Positive Psychology tools and interventions.

Course structure

This programme consists of two days of virtual face to face interaction and self-paced materials that will include several video lectures by ophthalmic thought leaders. Delegates will be expected to self-manage their learning journey. This approach enables you to take responsibility and accountability for your learning. You will also assess and be assessed by your peers during the action Learning set meeting. This reflects the need for leaders to hold themselves and others to account, to take responsibility, and to make difficult decisions and give feedback on performance.

There will be one action learning set meeting organised, this would be shortly after the workshop with the aim of sharing reflections and learning from EyeThrive. Delegates will get a chance to present a problem and receive coaching support in resolving the problem. This forum is to provide peer support and feedback.

The course requires that you complete a number of activities and readings before attending. A variety of additional online resources are available to support your learning both during and after the course.

Who should apply

This programme has been designed for both clinical and non-clinical managers within an ophthalmic setting looking to take their leadership skills to the next level.

Featured topics
  • Developing inclusive leadership skills.
  • Enhancing productivity through positive leadership.
  • Using emotional intelligence to get the best from your team.
  • Workplace resilience and wellbeing.
  • Mastering negotiation.

Sessions will be delivered through interactive workshops, exercises, and will end with a reflective action learning set. You will also have the opportunity to listen and be inspired by leadership journeys of leaders within the NHS.

Learning objectives
  • Gain insights into your personality and strengths and how to proactively use this knowledge to develop yourself and others.
  • Develop essential skills to empower yourself to be more proactive in nurturing your resilience and wellbeing by developing your Wellbeing & Resilience Action Plan (WRAP).
  • Foster positive practices, including harnessing the benefits of diverse teams in order to support employees to flourish and build a thriving environment.
  • Develop critical negotiation and influencing skills in managing different stakeholders.
  • Explore your emotional intelligence and gain an understanding of how others perceive you and its impact on your team.
CPD certification

CPD points and a certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.

This course carries 14 interactive GOC CPD points.

The content of the course has also been certified by The CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles and carries 14 CPD hours.



In order to access the programme online, you will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop) with a webcam and microphone.

No places available at the moment


Course fees


The Ophthalmic Leadership and Management Programme was an excellent course. The full 2 day programme is full of interactive sessions on different aspects of leadership and management skills. It makes you aware about yourself and your work related issues that you face in everyday life. The psychometry tools and other assessments that were used to check our strengths and weaknesses were really good for self-awareness. It helps you understand your weaknesses and how to overcome those. The talks from Jummy and Rashmi were powerful, effective and leave a positive impact on you to become a better manager and a better person. I definitely learned to have a different approach while dealing with difficult situations and challenging behaviours and able to manage them in a better way.

Sonia Edmon, Clinical Manager Ophthalmology, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.


The course was an excellent way to highlight areas of improvement and possible change in my leadership skills. It gave me a targeted approach to introspection on ways to improve and manage difficult situations. Jummy is a fantastic teacher and the course managed to be very interactive even though it was done remotely. Highly recommended course.

Tarang Gupta, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital.


I have benefited immensely from the inter-professional learning environment which mimics the real world context in which we must apply the lessons learnt. Highlights of the course include inclusive leadership, positive psychology, resilience training and the action learning set methods. Some suggestions to cultivate a more positive and inclusive workplace environment were very easy to implement and will make a difference to staff morale. The team including Rashmi and Jummy were great at using practical and personal examples for all to relate to and learn from in the context of the theory and case studies.

Sandika Baboolal, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital.


Taught by


Olajumoke (Jummy) Okoya

She is a multisector HR & positive psychology consultant focusing on wellbeing and human flourishing. She is a qualified positive psychologist who uniquely integrates positive psychology interventions with HR tools to achieve a flourishing organisation and thriving employees. She has experience of working in Education, Health, Third sector, Aerospace and Professional bodies. Her expertise includes (Leadership & organisation development, Diversity & Inclusion, Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing, and Women in Leadership coaching). She is a programme adviser for Said Business School, Race consultant with Advance HE, project lead for CMI Race 2020, Associate Programme Leader for MSc Human Resource Management and Chair of the Women’s Network at the University of East London. She is a member of the chartered Association of Business School’s Race Equity Action Group and a board member of CMI women, Jummy holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered academic member of CIPD.

Rashmi Mathew

Rashmi Mathew is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital with a special interest in glaucoma. She is the Lead for New Consultant and Resident Leadership Training and the Programme Lead for the MSc in Advanced Clinical Optometry and Ophthalmology. Rashmi is also the Apprenticeship programme, Deputy Director for Undergraduate Education. She set up the EyeBelong campaign at the Institute of Ophthalmology to improve postgraduate student experience and is also the Clinical Lead for the Trust’s Schwartz Rounds. Rashmi is committed to promoting staff well-being and is particularly interested in positive leadership and how this transforms teams and organisations.