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This conference aimed at senior clinicians, clinical directors, responsible officers, medical directors and clinical leads, focuses on managing and supporting doctors in difficulty. Managing colleagues in difficulty and doctors with difficult behaviour is generally seen to be the most challenging element of a Clinical or Medical Directors role. This conference aims to support you to identify concerns early, diagnose the issues, and ensure effective intervention and support doctors who are experiencing difficulty or demonstrating difficult behaviours.
Through national updates, case studies from experienced Medical and Clinical Directors, and in depth interactive sessions this conference will enable senior clinicians to manage concerns and work with doctors in difficulty, support doctors with health or mental health issues, embedding effective team working and manage difficult behaviour and conduct issues. Extended interactive sessions will focus on managing and supporting doctors in difficulty, doctors experiencing physical or mental health concerns, and managing and working with difficult colleagues. The conference will also update delegates on employment law, and look at resolution of concerns around professional practice including remedial and developmental action.
"Being a doctor is satisfying and rewarding. But we know it can be difficult and stressful at times too."
General Medical Council 2023
"We know that a pressured working environment can impact on a practitioner’s ability to perform well, put strain on working relationships and lead to physical and mental health problems."
NHS Resolution 2023
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working support doctors in difficulty
Reflect on a lived experience perspective
Learn from outstanding practice in working with doctors to tackle unprofessional, difficult or disruptive behaviours which can impact on patient safety and outcomes
Understand the impact of current workforce pressures and ensure enhanced support
Develop practical solutions to bring joy back into day to day practice
Fatigue and Burnout: Looking after yourself and your colleagues
Explore the practicalities of managing doctors in difficulty from a Medical Directors perspective
Improve the way concerns are identified and responded to
Gain an understanding of the support available to support poorly performing clinicians
Support Doctors to improve teamworking and their place within the team
Understand how you can improve support for doctors experiencing mental health, physical health or clinical performance concerns
Managing the after effects of the pandemic – supporting Doctors with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and problem drinking
Identify key strategies for enabling resolution and remedial/developmental action
Understand the HR and Legal context
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes