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Whether you are currently a Clinical Director, or aspiring to be one, this virtual conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other Clinical Directors and develop your skills as an effective Clinical Director. The programme will focus on developing the skills of Clinical Directors and aspiring Clinical Directors. You will have the opportunity to hear from experienced Clinical Directors in areas including understanding what makes an excellent Clinical Director, tips and advice for aspiring clinical directors, developing your clinical leadership skills, improving team performance, improving wellbeing and supporting doctors in difficulty, and driving improvement in quality including meeting the CQC Key Lines of Enquiry for your directorate. The conference will provide you with the key skills and attributes to develop your role as a current Clinical Director or move forward to the Clinical Director role.
A recent GMC commissioned report found that the job of a Clinical Director is one of the most demanding: "Several leaders called attention to the pivotal role of Clinical Directors. They pointed to the paradox that Clinical Directors have perhaps the most difficult of roles in people management terms, and a direct impact on perceived working culture. However, they have the least experience of leadership and little developmental support."
How doctors in senior leadership roles establish and maintain a positive patient-centred culture Research Report for the General Medical Council
"Local leadership at clinical service level, and sometimes at individual ward level, can be critical in determining the quality of care"
Care Quality Commission
This conference will enable you to:
Network with Clinical Directors, Aspiring Clinical Directors and those who support them
Understand the key competences, attitudes and skills that make a good Clinical Director
Learn from outstanding practice in developing your skills as a Clinical Director
Reflect on national developments and learning including working under pressure
Understand the key elements of the role
Develop your skills in Clinical Leadership
Understand how you can improve your management and support for colleagues who are experiencing difficulties and exhibiting difficult behavior
Identify key strategies for improving team working, and wellbeing in your directorate
Drive improvements in quality improvement and CQC compliance
Understand National Developments in Patient Safety including PSIRF and gain practical advice for improving patient safety, managing incidents and learning from deaths
Understand the highs and lows of the role from the perspective of experienced Clinical Directors
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
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