About the Course

In this course, Dr. Mohsin Khan, a parliamentary advisor, explains how you can lobby Ministers and MPs and use Freedom of Information requests to change governmental policy. Dr. Khan also shares his experience of using these tools to shape healthcare policy and to attract media attention.

This course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

About the Author

Mohsin Khan

Peer Reviewer

Mohsin is a forensic psychiatrist working in London. He has previously worked in the Department of Health, in the House of Commons, and at a major health think tank, and has ongoing significant involvement in policy creation for a major political party. He continues to advise Parliamentarians on Health matters. Mohsin is interested in making medical resources from all specialties easily accessible and clear to non-specialist doctors, and in ensuring that up to date medical information is readily available in clinical settings at staff's fingertips.He is interested in how health policy affects the training and education provided to healthcare professionals, and in how practice-changing education can be created and delivered within environments that lack sufficient resources and training time, tailored to the actual working lives of doctors.

About the Organisation

The Healthcare Leadership Academy

The Healthcare Leadership Academy formed in response to the demand from young clinicians and medical students to learn about leadership. Founded by Dr Johann Malawana and a team of like-minded professionals the Healthcare Leadership Academy launched on the 20th of December 2016. HLA houses an exciting faculty from across the health sector and beyond. Their shared aim is to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and develop their understanding of leadership. Too often in healthcare, leadership is confused with management. Through a combination of mentoring, socratic discussion and rigorous training in practical leadership skills, The HLA aims to inspire our scholars to change the world of healthcare, one small step at a time.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    How To Lobby MPs and Ministers for Healthcare Professionals

    • Introduction

    • Freedom of information requests

    • Example freedom of information request

    • Parliamentary questions

    • Example parliamentary questions

    • How to run a successful campaign

    • Briefing Ministers

    • Briefing materials

    • Meeting with Ministers

    • Conclusion