Clinical leadership: A responsibility not an option


Friday 20 October 2017

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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RSM Professionals


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about this event

This half day meeting with clinical leaders from across the world will discuss the importance of clinical leadership in every day practice and the impact of these skills on patient care.

The meeting will begin with a live stream of a panel discussion from the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) 2017 Conference in Canada and will be followed by a series of interactive talks at the RSM. 


ICRE Panel: leading change in medical education 

Implementing change in medical education is notoriously difficult. What kinds of leadership abilities are needed to successfully bring about innovations in medical training around the world in the 21st century? During this interactive panel discussion, you will hear from medical educators who have influenced their organizations, hospitals and colleagues to consider new models and methods in residency training in a variety of contexts from around the world. Each of the panellists have a very different background and experience in change management and leadership. However, their stories, lessons learned, and best practices hold invaluable lessons for all who care about making residency education better.

Read about the speakers in this session on Friday 20 October 2017 here


key note speakers at the RSM

Ms Clare Panniker, in January 2017 Ms Panniker became the first person to be CEO of three NHS Trusts.  

Dr Emma Vaux, 
has been recently appointed as the RCPs new senior censor.


  • To understand the impact of effective leadership on clinical practice and patient care
  • Know about the range of skills that contribute to effective leadership
  • Understand how leadership at all levels contributes to effective change
  • Consider ways in which leadership development can become routine in health care



RSM member: £15 - £45

Non member: £30 - £60

*Price includes tea, coffee and a networking reception.  Following registration you will be contacted appropriately with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate.  For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here

Programme subject to change


12.15 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

12.45 pm

Welcome and introduction

Professor Sir Simon Wesseley, President, Royal Society of Medicine and Mrs Helen Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Medicine


1.00 pm

Leadership and change in residency education: A call to action

This session will feature the live streaming from ICRE 2017 of a panel discussion on the topic of leading change in medical education

Dr Abeer Ahmed Arab, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthesiologist and Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dr Simon Flemming, Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar, The Percivall Pott Rotation, London, UK

Dr Leslie Flynn, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Dr Robert Rogers, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair, Faculty Development, The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Kentucky, United States of America

2.15 pm

Refreshment break and continuation of registration


2.30 pm


Professor Sir Simon Wesseley, President, Royal Society of Medicine and Mrs Helen Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Medicine

2.45 pm

Engaging clinicians in system change

Ms Clare Panniker, Chief Executive Officer, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Trust and Southend NHS Trust

3.00 pm

Leading teams and continuous quality improvement

Dr Emma Vaux, Vice President, Education and Training, Royal College of Physicians

3.15 pm

Working across boundaries for improved population health

Dr Nav Chana, Chairman, National Association of Primary Care and Dr Nishma Manek, GP Trainee and Clinical Fellow

3.30 pm

Leading with and for patients and carers

Mr David Jones, Assistant Director, Improvement Support and Innovation, Diabetes UK

3.50 pm

Tea and coffee break


What are the implications for every day learning?

4.00 pm

Interactive panel and plenary discussion

Chair: Dr Tim Swanwick, Senior Clinical Adviser and Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England

Facilitated by: Dr Camilla Sen, Darzi Fellow (2016-17), Royal Society of Medicine

Panel includes: Dr Clare Panniker, Dr Emma Vaux, Dr Nav Chana and Mr David Jones, Mrs Celia Ingham Clark and Dr Nishma Manek

5.15 pm

Closing remarks

Professor Sir Simon Wesseley and Mrs Helen Gordon

5.20 pm

Drinks reception

All welcome

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For information on this event, contact Tasha ShawTel: 020 7290 3867 Fax: 020 7290 2992 Email: arrow