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

Friday 23 Sep 2022



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Find out more about virtual attendance

Whether you are currently a Clinical Director, or aspiring to be one, this virtual 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. The conference will reflect on managing under pressure during Covid-19. 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.

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

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

Care Quality Commission

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with Clinical Directors, Aspiring Clinical Directors and those who support them
  • Learn from outstanding practice in developing your skills as a Clinical Director
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including working under pressure during Covid-19
  • Understand the key elements of the role
  • Develop your skills in Clinical Leadership
  • Understand how you can improve your management and support for colleagues who are experiencing difficulties and exhibiting difficult behavior
  • Identify key strategies for improving teamworking, and morale in your directorate
  • Drive improvements in quality improvement
  • Understand the highs and lows of the role from the perspective of experienced Clinical Directors
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

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

Speakers Include

Dr Natalie King

Chief Medical Officer, Consultant Physician & Physician Associate Tutor, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Clinical lead, KSS Physician Associate School

Mr Alan J Nobbs

Head of Programme Design & Practice
NHS Leadership Academy

Dr Hamish McLure

Chair of the Clinical Directors’ Executive, Clinical Directors Network of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Consultant Anaesthetist & Medical Director (Professional Standards and Workforce Development) Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 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.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(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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