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News for today's Developing Your Skills as an Effective Clinical Director

What makes an excellent Clinical Director? Qualities, skills, roles and responsibilities
Dr Umesh Prabhu
, Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Director for more than 15 years, Medical Adviser for International Recruitment
Consultant Paediatrician (1992-2010), Clinical Director of Paediatrics (1992-1998), Medical Director of Bury NHS Trust (1998-2003)
Board Member of National Patient Safety Agency UK (2001-2003) (Now part of NHS Improvement), National Adviser for National Clinical Assessment Service (2003-2015) (Now part of NHS Resolution), National Adviser for Paediatric Complaints (CHAI – now called Care Quality Commission), Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT (2010-2017), Senior Lecturer at Edgehill University 
Twice nominated as the top 50 Influential/Pioneering BME leader 2013 and 2014. In 2017 received Life Time achievement Award for work on Patient Safety. Adviser to GMC, DOH, BMA, NCAS at various stages of my career on BME issues and inclusion and diversity. 


Developing your skills as a Clinical Director
Mr Jason Smith
, Consultant Surgeon, and Divisional Medical Director, Planned Care and Surgery, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Smith is currently the Medical Director for Planned Care at Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, having been Clinical Director for Surgery for 3-years preceding this. He is an established consultant general surgeon of 16-years specialising in colorectal surgery. Mr Smith still actively participate in research activities with over 60-peer review publications to date and a number of National Reports for the Bowel Cancer Audit. Mr Smith now lectures frequently on leadership, productivity and management topics.

Pre event abstract
The aim of the talk is to give practical advice on the role and responsibility of the life of a clinical director – the bits that are not in the job description when you apply for the post!
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Developing and fine tuning your clinical leadership skills
Alan Nobbs
, Senior Programme Lead, Programme Delivery & Frameworks, NHS Leadership Academy

Alan joined the NHS via a clinical route, commencing his registered general nurse training in 1984 and is currently the Head of Programme Design and Practice at the NHS Leadership Academy – having first joined the team in April 2013 as a Senior Programme Lead for Programme Delivery and Frameworks.
Following working in a variety of acute healthcare clinical practice roles, spanning a sixteen-year period, Alan moved into an acute trust strategic management role with organisational responsibility for the delivery of the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease in 2000. Although part of a wider career development plan to progress to executive nursing director-level roles, the move prompted a change in career direction as he had the opportunity, during this period, to work closely with the Modernisation Agency where he developed a keen interest in the fields of innovation, improvement and leadership for change.
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Developing job planning for improvement at directorate level: moving to a team approach
Dr Nadeem Moghal
, Former Medical Director

Pre event abstract
There much talk about leadership. There is yet more about engagement and teams being key to delivering effective services. The 2004 consultant contract was the seminal moment when we gave away some of our professionalism and became self and shift focused. Traditional job planning is 15 years old and was never fit for purpose.  Delivering safe effective healthcare requires genuine team working. Asking for team working as though it is good will is not working. Team job planning through a deliberate transparent process, underpinned by policy and measures is a necessary expectation of leaders and the medical profession. 
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