About this event

  • Date and time Sat 22 Jul 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

Join us for this study day where you will have the opportunity to develop practical leadership skills through a mix of face-to-face interaction and collaboration.

By attending, you will get to connect with leaders in paediatrics and explore the changing role of the clinician in driving change, fostering safe cultures, building effective teams and research.

During the day you will learn about kindness in leadership and the different leadership styles before going into breakout rooms where you will discuss topics such as managing conflict and safety culture.

So make sure to register today and join us for this fantastic event.

The event recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the day via Zoom.

This event is also available to attend in person on Wednesday 19 July 2023. Please click here to book the in-person event 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Selina Sandhar

Kindness in leadership

Dr Bob Klaber, Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Leadership styles

Dr Hilary Cass OBE, Consultant, Paediatric Disability, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break
Business cases, budgeting and developing a service

Dr Luci Etheridge, Consultant, General and adolescent paediatrics, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Breakout session 1 (not available on-demand)
Building teams/managing conflict (Group 1)

Dr Hilary Cass OBE

Safety culture (Group 2)

Dr Ruchi Sinha, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Quality improvement (Group 3)

Dr Hannah Zhu, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Dr Nichola Hodges and Dr Kiran Rahim, Paediatrician, Homerton University Hospital

Breakout session 2 (not available on-demand)
Building teams/managing conflict (Group 2)

Dr Hilary Cass OBE

Safety culture (Group 3)

Dr Ruchi Sinha

Quality improvement (Group 1)

Dr Hannah Zhu, Dr Nichola Hodges and Dr Kiran Rahim

Breakout session 3 (not available on-demand)
Building teams/managing conflict (Group 3)

Dr Hilary Cass OBE

Safety culture (Group 1)

Dr Ruchi Sinha

Quality improvement (Group 2)

Dr Hannah Zhu, Dr Nichola Hodges and Dr Kiran Rahim

Learning from medical errors/finale

Dr Jonathan Round, Director for Paediatrics, St George's, University of London 

Comfort break
Supporting a colleague

Dr Eleanor Cole, Consultant Psychiatrist, Lead Clinician, NHS Practitioner Health and Dr Helen Garr, Medical Director, NHS Practitioner Health

Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.


  • The agenda is subject to change at any time
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM discretion.
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.
  • 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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