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What makes an excellent Clinical Director? Qualities, skills, roles and responsibilities
Mr Andrew Welch
, Medical Director, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract
As a great advocate of a no blame, collaborative culture, this presentation will  champion the importance of a fully inclusive team-based philosophy with uncompromising ‘patient first’ priorities, and staff wellbeing running a very close second. Continuing active clinical practice ensures credibility, as well as contributing to retention of sanity, ensures that a good ‘feel’ for views emanating from the clinical coalface is retained.  After all, this is where most of the innovative clinical developments originate.  ‘Top down’, silo driven philosophy is now completely outdated and ineffective and needs to be consigned to history.
The presentation will hopefully  emphasise my views relating to leadership requirements  in a pragmatic operational  rather than academic manner, and also outline in brief my somewhat unconventional  leadership journey,  including  practical examples and pragmatic solutions to some of the problems and pitfalls that leaders will inevitably experience.
Full PowerPoint Presentation

Developing your skills as a Clinical Director
Dr Sreeman Andole
, Assistant Medical Director NHS England, Clinical Director for Division of Post-Acute Medicine, Governance, Lead for Stroke and Infection Prevention lead & Consultant in, Stroke Medicine Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Specialist Advisor Care Quality Commission
Dr Andole is a Clinical Director at  Kings College Hospital in London ,Stroke consultant and part of London Clinical Leadership Group implementing HASU networks in London. I was  a Clinical Director for Acute Medicine and then Divisional Director for Specialist Medicine for a Trust in North East London for several years. NICE committee member for Stroke Guidelines, Specialist Advisor for CQC, Physician Assessor for MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Module Editor for "ebrain".  Passionate about improving standards with QI techniques especially Virginia Mason Lean methodology. Won several awards including UK Life After stroke Award for Professional Excellence  2018. Strongly believe in Kings Values and be a part of design and leadership of clinically led organisation. He is also Asst. Medical Director for NHS England engage services and hospitals in maintaining high standards of care.


Driving Improvement as a Clinical Director
Dr Umesh Prabhu
, Consultant Paediatrician and Acute NHS Trust Medical Directorwith 15 years experience
Pre Event Abstract
NHS is a great Institution and each year 360 million patients are seen by 1.3 Million staff. However, NHS traditional way of treating patient will not sustain NHS for a long time. Cost is increasing, more and more elderly patients are seen with multiple co-morbidities who are struggling to travel to hospital for out-patient appointment.
“Local leadership at clinical service level, and sometimes at individual ward level, can be critical in determining the quality of care.” Care Quality Commission. Clinical Director is the key person to drive improvement. However CD needs lot of support from the Medical Director and his/her colleagues. Success is when everyone works together for a common purpose and our purpose is our patients. To provide good care, there has to be a good leader, good culture, good team work and good governance and accountability. Staff must feel confident to raise concerns and leader must deal with these concerns effectively. When I was the Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT (2010-2016) we transformed culture of bullying, harassment and victimisation to kind, caring compassionate culture with excellent staff and patient engagement and we reduced harm to patients by 90% over 8 years.
In my presentation, I will give some of the examples as to how we transformed the service and role played by CD and the benefit to patients, staff and the Trust.


Also of Interest

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Friday 10 May 2019, London

Improving Doctors Mental Health & Supporting Doctors with Mental Health Problems: Bringing the Joy Back into Work
Wednesday 22 May 2019, Birmingham

Leading Digital Transformation: Developing Your Skills as a Digital Leader
Friday 7 June 2019, London

Responding to Concerns About Medical Practice
Friday 5 July 2019, London

A Practical Guide to Developing Your Skills as an Effective Clinical Director
Friday 12 July 2019, London

Team Job Planning: Learn how to construct, implement and enable a team through team job planning
Monday 4 November 2019, London

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