About this event

  • Date and time Tue 16 Oct 2018 from 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Patient Safety

Paediatrics is tough but rewarding. But high-profile cases such as those of Dr Hadiza Bawa-GarbaAshya King and Baby P demonstrate the different kinds of challenges faced by child health professionals today, who must deal with uncertainty and complexity in the face of fragmented and under-resourced health systems, with ever-increasing but mismatched public expectations.  

These growing pressures are having a corrosive impact on the wellbeing of clinicians working in the specialty...  So what can be done?  

 

This event will explore the factors at individual, team and system level, that can both exacerbate and alleviate the stresses and strains of working under these conditions.

By reflecting on high-profile cases, learning from leaders in the fields of patient safety and health ergonomics, and acquiring skills to improve our practice, this is a day to galvanize the child health world by thinking about human solutions for a system under stress. 

Join us for this ground-breaking interdisciplinary and multispecialty day to help support individual, team and system change to help improve outcomes in child health care delivery. 

Topics include: 

  • Unique insights from leading clinicians reflecting on high-profile cases of great significance in paediatrics, including Dr Hadiza Bawa-GarbaAshya King and Baby P
  • Understand individual, team and system level factors that lead to, and can prevent, things going wrong  
  • Learn skills and techniques that will help to:
    • Improve psychological functioning
    • Prepare one for legal representation (focussing on safeguarding)  
    • Use simulation to navigate human factors in teams 
    • Manage risk and make difficult decisions 
  • How to be the best child health professional you can, despite system constraints 
  • Competencies around risk, governance, and leadership 

Choosing your workshop

When you register you’ll be asked to choose which workshops you would like to attend. We will do our best to accommodate your request. You cannot book for the workshops only; please ensure you select and pay for the appropriate delegate rate at the time of booking. The workshops are:

A. Understanding yourself and teams to improve human factors 

B. Your opinion as evidence – what happens when a safeguarding case goes to court? Report writing and cross-examination skills

C. Using simulation to address human factors in teams

D. Decision making in complex systems – How do we manage risk

 

Key speakers

Dr Hilary Cass

Honorary Consultant, Evelina London, Chair, Together for Short Lives, Chair, British Academy Childhood Disability

Dr David Nicholl

Consultant Neurologist, City Hospital Birmingham & member of #TeamHadiza

Dr Richard Nicholl

Consultant neonatal paediatrician at Northwick Park Hospital

Rebecca Myers

Executive Coach and Organisational Development Consultant

Dr Camilla Kingdon

Consultant neonatologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Evelina London

Dr Michael Magro

ST7 Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Previous Darzi Fellow at NHS Resolution 2016-2017, Queen's Hospital

Agenda

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Session 1

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome to the day and introductions

Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatric Registrar, Haringey Public Health and Dr Camilla Sen, Royal Society of Medicine

Human factors in perspective: Taking the long view

Dr Hilary Cass, Honorary Consultant, Evelina London, Chair,Together for Short Lives, Chair, British Academy Childhood Disability

Reflections from the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case

Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist, City Hospital, Birmingham and Dr Richard Nicholl, Consultant Neonatologist, Northwick Park Hospital London

The second victim and how the College can help

Dr Camilla Kingdon, Consultant Paediatrician, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Courage in healthcare: Whistleblowing and managing risk

Rebecca Myers, Executive Coach and Organisational Development Consultant, Independent

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Teams

Human factors in teams: Learning from cases: Reflections on Ashya King

Dr Peter Wilson, Divisional Clinical Director, University Hospital Southampton NHS FT

How can we improve teamwork in maternity care?

Dr Michael Magro, ST7 Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Previous Darzi Fellow at NHS Resolution 2016-2017, Queen's Hospital

Team talk: Rudeness and handover hostility

Dr Andrew Al Rais, Anaesthetic Trainee, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Panel discussion
Lunch

Session 3: Systems

Improving the system of care

Miss Moira Durbridge, Director of Safety and Risk University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Safeguarding professionals: Lessons from Haringey and the cases of Victoria Climbie and Baby P

Karen Miller, Head Of Safeguarding, Whittington Health

Why quality improvement initiatives fail

Dr Damian Roland, Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Leicester Hospitals

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Workshops 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Workshop A
Understanding yourself and teams to improve human factors

Kathleen Sullivan, Senior Coaching Advisor, The Coaching Service and Careers Unit, Professionals Support Unit, London and the South East Professional Development Team and Carol Parkes, Coaching Advisor

Workshop B
Your opinion as evidence – what happens when a safeguarding case goes to court? Report writing and cross-examination skills

Marlene Cayoun, Family Law Barrister and Andrew Norton QC

Workshop C
Using simulation to address human factors in teams

Dr Poonam Patel, Paediatric Trainee and Education Fellow, Dr Nabila Burney, Education Fellow, Dr Vicky Agunloye, Paediatric Trainee, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop D
Decision making in complex systems – How do we manage risk

Rebecca Myers, Executive Coach and Organisational Development Consultant, Independent

Session 5

Summary of workshops: 5 minutes for each lead with take home messages and top resources

All workshop faculty

How can we improve care by paying attention to human factors?

Dr Hilary Cass, Honorary Consultant, Evelina London, Chair,Together for Short Lives, Chair, British Academy Childhood Disability

Summary and close of meeting
Sharing you learning and where we go from here…with drinks

Location

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