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Consultant Job Planning

Monday 30 April 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, Birmingham

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“Job planning is a professional as well as contractual obligation for consultants and employers. Regular reviews of the efficient and effective use of consultants’ time are critical during a period of rapid change in both medical technology and healthcare delivery systems…. The job planning process should be devised with the local negotiating committee in a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect. It is important to create the right climate by adopting a non-threatening partnership approach rather than a coercive one… The job plan must help achieve service business plans and the trust’s organisational objectives”  Consultant job planning: a best practice guide, NHS Improvement 2017

“The BMA strongly supports effective job planning as an appropriate tool to improve organizational performance and ensure that consultants are given appropriate resources to do their jobs effectively.” Dr David Scott, Consultant Paediatrician & Clinical Lead for Children and Young People’s Services, East Sussex Hospital NHS Trust

“Job planning is not just about agreeing a weekly timetable - it can be used to drive improvements in patient care.” British Medical Association

We are pleased to announce the sixth national Job Planning Conference. The conference aims to bring together those leading and improving the effectiveness of Job planning to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice. The CPD certified conference focuses on delivering successful consultant job planning and maximizing the benefits for patients, for doctors and for the service, and ensuring compliance with the 2017 NHS Improvement best practice guidance.

Through a series of presentations and extended interactive sessions this one day conference will provide delegates with the opportunity improve their skills in leading the job plan reviews, ensuring  the job plan improves personal development goals, individual and service objectives. Extended sessions will focus on negotiating job plans, managing difficult issues, calculating and agreeing PA’s, developing annualisation and team job planning, and the role of E-Job Planning in supporting you to manage the process. Changing consultant contracts and job plans in light of the national drive towards NHS services 7 days a week will also be covered.

Benefits of attending

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to implement and improve consultant job planning
  • Learn from outstanding practice in the development effective job planning practice
  • Update your knowledge to comply with the 2017 NHS Improvement best practice guidance
  • Reflect on how you can assess the effectiveness of your system
  • Develop your skills in leading Job Planning Reviews
  • Understand how to work with staff to ensure job planning works to achieve service business plans and the trust’s organisational objectives
  • Understand how to renegotiate job plans including legal issues around identifying contractual terms and exploiting existing flexibilities
  • Understanding how E-Job Planning systems can support the management of job planning
  • Developing systems that improve the management of difficult issues in job planning
  • Self assess and understand the barriers and challenges
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
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