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A Practical Guide to Developing Your Skills as an Effective Clinical Director

Friday 25 Sep 2020

West One De Vere, London


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Whether you are currently a Clinical Director, or aspiring to be one, this CPD certified conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other Clinical Directors and develop your skills as an effective Clinical Director.

The programme will focus on developing the skills of Clinical Directors and aspiring Clinical Directors. You will have the opportunity to hear from experienced Clinical Directors in areas including understanding what makes an excellent Clinical Director, tips and advice for aspiring clinical directors, developing your clinical leadership skills, improving team performance, improving wellbeing and supporting doctors in difficulty, and driving improvement in quality including meeting the CQC Key Lines of Enquiry for your directorate.

“Local leadership at clinical service level, and sometimes at individual ward level, can be critical in determining the quality of care.”

Care Quality Commission

A recent GMC commissioned report found that the job of a Clinical Director is one of the most demanding: “Several leaders called attention to the pivotal role of Clinical Directors. They pointed to the paradox that Clinical Directors have perhaps the most difficult of roles in people management terms, and a direct impact on perceived working culture. However, they have the least experience of leadership and little developmental support.”

How doctors in senior leadership roles establish and maintain a positive patient-centred culture Research Report for the General Medical Council, Published 14 August 2019

This conference will provide you with the key skills and attributes to develop your role as a current Clinical Director or move forward to the Clinical Director role. 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with Clinical Directors, and aspiring Clinical Directors 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in developing  your skills as a Clinical Director 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the way you managing and work with difficult behavior 
  • Develop your skills in delivering job planning effectively 
  • Understand how you can improve your leadership skills 
  • Identify key strategies for managing and supporting clinicians in difficulty & improving wellbeing/resilience  
  • Learn how to drive improvement as a clinical director
  • Understand what the role entails on a day to day basis and receive practical tips and advice for aspiring Clinical Directors
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

Chair and Speakers Include:

Dr Darren Kilroy

Medical Director
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

Dr James Golding

Clinical Director, Anaesthetics
Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

West One De Vere is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
West One De Vere is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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