About this event

  • Date and time Fri 24 Jan 2020 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine

Join us as we introduce you, a new or soon to be leader in emergency care, to the challenges of health leadership.

We will meet educational gaps in training and enhance your knowledge of several skill areas of management, including training, finance, team building and collaboration with professional groups within and outside the Emergency Department.

This event will be relevant to trainees, allied professions and existing consultants and clinical leads. It will be a unique opportunity to meet and network with current leaders and seminal high profile figures in health leadership. 

By attending, you will: 

  • Understand the challenges of health leadership from the perspective of different professionals
  • Increase effective communications between professional groups within health
  • Understand the leadership behaviour required to inspire trainees and promote the specialty of Emergency Medicine
  • Appreciate the leadership challenges ahead and be able to adequately prepare for them to increase effectiveness as a leader
  • Be able to build and lead your team to greater effect and provide a high-quality emergency care service.

We assure you that you will leave better prepared for the non-clinical career challenges ahead. 

We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

Radiometer Limited

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

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Key speakers

Dame Fiona Caldicott

National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care and former Principal of Somerville College, Oxford

Professor David Pendleton

Professor in Leadership at Henley Business School

Speaker's biography

David is internationally renowned in the fields of health leadership and communication and is known for several seminal pieces of work on the medical consultation and health education.

Dr Cliff Mann

Consultant Emergency Physician, Musgrove Park Hospital and National Clinical Advisor NHS England

Dr Katherine Henderson

President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine


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Registration, tea and coffee
The new consultant guide: (Flying)

Dr Andy Lockyer, Consultant, Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Emergency Medicine, UK Emergency Medical Team Doctor, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Great Western Air Ambulance, UK Emergency Medical Team

Inspire me I am ready: Consultant leadership in the eyes of a senior trainee

Dr Lucy Ellis, Chief Registrar Emergency Medicine, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sustainability for the emergency medicine workforce: A history of magic

Dr Clifford Mann, National Clinical Director, Urgent and Emergency Care, Musgrove Park Hospital and National Clinical Advisor NHS England

Advocacy and exerting influence on the world outside emergency medicine: Working across clinical boundaries

Dr Katherine Henderson, President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Multidisciplinary leadership: The care of magical teams

Mrs Helen Bishop, Head of Nursing, Specialist Services, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust

The Dark Arts of NHS finance: Where is it and how can I spend it?

Mr Tom Harley, Divisional Finance Manager, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

The first 100 days in clinical leadership: The teachers common room

Dr Dan Magnus, Clinical Lead and Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

The mythology of the digital patient journey to the emergency department

Dr James Ray, Emergency Medicine Physician, Regional Urgent and Emergency Care Lead London NHS England, NHS 111 Oxfordshire

Panel discussion
Thriving as clinical lead: Defence against the Dark Arts

Dr Larry Fitton, Emergency Medicine Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and President Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Leadership by teams

Dr David Pendleton, Professor in Leadership, Henley Business School

Working effectively with non-clinical management: The Monster Book of Monsters

Ms Lucy Parsons, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, University Hospitals Bristol

Strategic leadership in complex systems: The Principal's office

Dame Fiona Caldicott, National Data Guardian, Health and Social Care

Panel discussion
Closing comments
Close of meeting


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