About this event

  • Date and time Fri 30 Jun 2023 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

Join this General Day for an overview of the Cardiology teaching syllabus relating to leadership and understanding of culture and characteristics of processing as a consultant in the NHS.

This training day focuses on how to survive as a consultant in the NHS today and identifying effective leadership strategies for yourself. We will explore how to maximise opportunities through appraisal, find solutions to day-to-day challenges, define the nature and purpose of leadership, effective team working — leadership and team dynamics, understand the culture of your trust, engage effectively with others, and lead and manage organisational change. You will also learn about NHS structure management and finances, patient safety and governance essential for running a service, undertaking projects in service improvement and more.

By attending this meeting, you will learn:

  • What leadership means in the context of the NHS and what leadership roles entail throughout a career in cardiology 
  • NHS structure management and finances 
  • Patient safety and governance essentials for running a service

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This activity has been supported by Boston Scientific and Medtronic in the form of an educational grant. 

Please note that the company(s) listed above have had no input into the arrangement or educational content of this activity.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Nik Patel, Consultant Cardiologist and Chair of the Academic Board, Royal Society of Medicine

Consultant cardiologist - a personal journey and how to plan a career

Dr Andrew Deaner, Consultant Cardiologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Barts Health Group and Medical Director, King George Hospital

Consultant cardiologist - how to be successful at interview and then plan as a new consultant

Dr Dan Sado, Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Role of medical director and leaders in the independent sector

Dr Cliff Bucknall, Medical Director, HCA Healthcare

Chief executive role and how can you support and influence the national institute for health and care excellence

Professor Gill Leng, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine and Former Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Education and training - the new NHS England

To be confirmed

NHS structure – how does healthcare look and the role of the integrated care systems

Ms Jessica Holden, Policy Advisor, The King's Fund

Tea and coffee break
Education and training - cardiac specialist advisory committee - challenges in the new curriculum

Professor Mark Westwood, Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Director for Education, Barts Heart Centre

Business cases, procurement and commissioning

Professor Nik Patel and Ms Lindsay Stroud, Regional Account Manager, Cardiac Devices

Questions and answers
Close of meeting
Networking drinks


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close on 29 June 2023 at 1:00am (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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