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Tips and advice for aspiring Clinical Directors

Dr James Francombe Consultant Colorectal Surgeon South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust gives an update at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference on:

  • advice for aspiring clinical directors
  • how to prepare for the role including interview planning
  • my life as a Clinical Director: the highs and the lows
  • tips for aspiring Clinical Directors

Abstract of James Francombe’s presentation:

James will present a light-hearted talk around the serious issues of becoming, being and developing as a clinical director for a colorectal surgical unit.

James Francombe’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

James Francombe’s Biography:

James was appointed as consultant Colorectal Surgeon to Warwick Hospital in February 2003. He qualified and trained in Liverpool, UK and Sydney, Australia. He was appointed CD in 2013.

James has led changes to the department of surgery initially separating elective from emergency workload, amalgamation of the departments of surgery and gastroenterology. Calculating population expansion and increased work load in South Warwickshire to business plan and appoint 2 additional colorectal surgeons. He produced data that supported breast surgeons leaving the on call general surgical rota. He led the introduction of laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Warwick and is the lead for Colo-rectal cancer services, emergency surgery as well as chair of the colorectal MDT.

Future conferences of interest:

A Practical Guide to Improving Outpatient Services
Monday 21 September 2015 , Hallam Conference Centre, London

Clinical Audit for Improvement
Wednesday 7 October 2015 , Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

Expert Witness Intensive Training Course: 2 Day
Thursday 15 October 2015 — Friday 16 October , Hallam Conference Centre, London

Setting Up and Running Virtual Clinics
Monday 19 October 2015 , Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Clinical Director
Tuesday 3 November 2015 , ICO Conference Centre, London


Delivering a 7 Day Health Service
Monday 9 November 2015, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Clinical Audit Masterclass
Tuesday 10 November 2015, Hallam Conference Centre, London

National PROMs Summit 2015
Tuesday 1 December 2015, Colmore Gate, Birmingham

Electronic Document Management in Healthcare: Delivering a Paperless NHS
Wednesday 9 December 2015, ICO Conference Centre, London

Download: james-francombe_1060.pdf

15 June 2015


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