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A Practical Guide to developing your skills as an Effective Medical Director

Wednesday 28 Sep 2022


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Whether you are currently a Medical Director, or aspiring to be one, this conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from experienced Medical Directors, receive practical tips and advice, and develop your skills and competence as an effective Medical Director.

The unique role of NHS Medical Directors has never been more important, the challenges of Covid-19 have highlighted the importance of board level medical management in maintaining and improving patient care, and supporting clinicians throughout the organisations.  The event opens with an introduction to the skills and attributes required by an effective Medical Director and continues with a national update on quality and the role of the Medical Director in putting quality first in the boardroom. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from a series of experienced Medical Directors on what the role is really like on a day to day basis and a problem solving and sharing interactive session facilitated by experienced Medical Directors.

“The medical director’s role has been a statutory trust board position for 30 years. It is fundamental to any organisation that has high value, high quality patient care at its heart. Yet preparation for the role is often minimal. So like many of our peers then and now, we improvised, learning along the way, but it often felt uncomfortable. Those taking on this role are highly engaged, dedicated and passionate leaders. We owe it to them, to the NHS and, most of all, to our patients to do better…The medical director is a key board member. They do more than lend a clinical voice, but advocate for the patient at the organisation’s highest level and are crucial to improving the quality and value of care. A medical director plays a vital role in shaping their organisation’s culture and strategic vision and communicating this to staff on the front line.”

The Medical Directors Role NHS Improvement

“Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, adaptation of healthcare systems, with strong medical leadership, has been integral to coping with the ever-changing situation.”

The British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network and connect with current and aspiring Medical Directors
  • Learn from experienced Medical Directors
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including leading through Covid-19
  • Understand the role of the Medical Director on the board
  • Develop your Leadership Skills
  • Understand how to manage work/life balance and the demands of the role
  • Identify key strategies for Supporting Doctors beyond Covid-19: Creating the right clinical team environment to support Doctors Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Explore the more challenging issues including dealing with concerns, dysfunctional teams and supporting doctors in difficulty
  • Really understand what the role looks like on a day to day basis
  • Reflect on role priorities
  • Gain advice and tips for aspiring Medical Directors: Planning for the role
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers include

Steve Parker

Medical Director
Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Dr Nigel Sturrock

Regional Medical Director
NHS England and NHS Improvement – Midlands

Mr Alan J Nobbs

Head of Programme Design & Practice
NHS Leadership Academy

Prof Andrew Corbett-Nolan

The Good Governance Institute & Visiting Professor, University of Chester

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, Schools & 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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