About this event

  • Date and time Tue 7 Jun 2022 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine

This event is in-person but you are able to book to watch this via live stream clicking here. Please note that only a few selected sessions will be available for the live stream.

While women make up 77% of the NHS workforce, a closer look at leadership roles in the health service reveals significant under-representation.

Despite 44.7% of executive and non-executive roles in the NHS being held by women, this headline figure conceals significant geographical disparities across the country ranging from 15% to 78%. Factors include lack of role models, imposter syndrome, work-life balance and organisational culture.

This conference aims to address the issues surrounding the under-representation of women in healthcare leadership roles and inspire the female leaders of the future. 

The programme will explore the barriers women face in developing roles in healthcare leadership and provide the practical support needed to overcome these challenges. 

Key speakers will include Dame Jane Dacre, Professor of Medical Education at UCL and Ms Tamzin Cuming, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Chair of the Women in Surgery Forum at the Royal College of Surgeons. Panel discussions will feature guests Dr Simon Fleming, trauma and orthopaedic trainee, and Miss Rebecca Fisher, IST trainee. Round-table discussions will be led by Dame Professor Parveen Kumar, Dame Carol BlackDr Ebere Okereke and many more.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Explore the preventable gender-related barriers within healthcare that impede women from obtaining leadership roles
  • Provide an understanding of how to address the causes of under-representation
  • Share the practical tools and support women need to further their leadership ambitions and career goals

A CPD certificate with 6 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

About the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation seeks to support and promote projects calculated to promote the advancement of research and education for the public benefit of preventative medicine or surgery and research.

“A healthy lifestyle can not only add years to your life but also life to your years.”

The Foundation will fund cutting-edge research and related initiatives which will support pioneering research that is, increasingly, demonstrating this important cultural/healthcare link.

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Standard pricing available until 06 June 2022.

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Key speakers

Lady Estelle Wolfson of Marylebone

Lady Estelle Wolfson of Marylebone

Chairman, The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Speaker's biography

Since 1991, Lady Wolfson has, with her late husband, Lord Wolfson, been one of UK's leading philanthropists. Lady Wolfson is a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, King's College, London, University College, London, the Ashmolean, Oxford, Imperial College, London and the Royal Albert Hall and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2018.

Lady Wolfson is Patron of the Royal College of Surgeons, a Member of Cancer Research UK and has held trusteeships at the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Global eHealth Foundation and was a member of the Lord Major's Appeal Committee, The Red Cross International & Scientific Committee and the Campaign for Institute of Physics, Chair of the Committee for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Lady Wolfson is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company Apothecaries, Honorary President of Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem and was awarded Freedom of City of London in 2013.

Henrietta Bowden-Jones - Promo

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE

Trustee, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Psychiatrist

Speaker's biography

Professor Bowden-Jones is President of the RSM’s Psychiatry Section. A medical doctor and neuroscience researcher, she works as a consultant psychiatrist in addictions. She is the founder and clinical lead of two NHS national clinics in the UK. She is the Immediate Past President of the Medical Women’s Federation and a regular host of the RSM’s In Conversation Live series, interviewing high profile guests in the field of politics, technology, human rights and education. In her academic role she is Honorary Professor at UCL’s Faculty of Brain Sciences and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge University.

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar

Dame Parveen Kumar

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Education

Speaker's biography

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Honorary Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Barts & The London NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust.

Her interests turned to education and she now teaches, lectures and examines for MBBS and postgraduate degrees in this country and many countries abroad on a regular basis. She developed the only MSc in Gastroenterology in the UK. 

She was a founding Non-Executive Director of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, at its inception and Chairman of the Medicines Commission UK. She was Vice President for the Royal College of Physicians and President of the British Medical Association. She was also Director of CPD and Assistant Director for International Education for the RCP and Chair of the BMJ eLearning committee. Currently, she is Chairman of BUPA Foundation Charity for Research, Trustee of many other charities and President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Mr Simon Fleming

Dr Simon Fleming

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgical Trainee

Speaker's biography

Simon Fleming is a trainee Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon based in London who has a national, and growing international reputation, for his campaigning work to drive up standards in medical education and drive out bullying in the NHS and other healthcare organisations.

Dame Jane Dacre

Dame Jane Dacre

Professor Medical Education, University College London, Physician/Rheumatologist, Whittington Health, President, Medical Protection Society, Former President, The Royal College of Physicians

Speaker's biography

Jane trained as a doctor at UCH Medical School, qualifying in 1980. She undertook her postgraduate clinical training in General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. She has recognised expertise in the scholarship of assessment, and has been instrumental in the development, implementation and evaluation of several undergraduate and postgraduate assessment systems in medicine.

Jane has a broad interest in all aspects of the performance of doctors. Recently this has included an evaluation of the effects of gender and ethnicity on the career trajectories, and performance of women and BME doctors.

She was Women in the City Woman of Achievement in medicine and healthcare in 2012, and was in the inaugural HSJ list if inspirational women in healthcare in 2013. In 2014 she was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians. The third female president in its 500 year history.

Dr Ebere Okereke

Dr Ebere Okereke

Senior Technical Adviser, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Speaker's biography

Dr Ebere Okereke is a public health physician specialising in global health security and health system strengthening. She has won awards for her work promoting women and under-represented groups in public health leadership, recognised by the British Medical Association as a role model for women in academic medicine, and by the UK Government Science and Engineering Profession as an Inspirational leader in Science and Engineering.

Ebere is currently a Senior Technical Adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and honorary Senior Public Health Adviser to Africa CDC. She is co-leading the Africa CDC-led Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing

Ebere is currently on a career break from UK Health Security Agency where she led the UK-aid funded IHR strengthening project; a technical assistance project aimed at sustainably strengthening public health systems. The project works in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, Pakistan and with Africa CDC and WHO.

Ebere is a graduate of the University of Nigeria College of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health and of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Executive Leadership Programme, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House , and a foundational Faculty and Steering Committee member of the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Professor Roger Kirby, President, Royal Society of Medicine 

Dr Claire Bayntun, Vice President, Royal Society of Medicine, Clinical Consultant in Global Public Health

Keynote speech and question time

TBC

Session 1: Addressing transparency 

Chair: Dr Ebere Okereke, Senior Technical Adviser, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Fixing the gender pay gap

Dame Jane Dacre, Professor of Medical Education, University College London, former Director, University College London Medical School 

Achieving equality and equity

Dr Habib Naqvi, Director, NHS Race and Health Observatory

Work-life balance in leadership positions

Dr Lola Giwa, Plastic Surgery Registrar, Barts Health NHS Trust, Past – President, ASiT 

Panel discussion and question and answer session

Speakers from session 

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Discussing sexual harassment and workplace trauma

Chair: Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, Trustee, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Psychiatrist

Introduction into session

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, Trustee, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Psychiatrist

Interview: A personal perspective

Miss Philippa Jackson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

Break
A response from the Royal College

Miss Tamzin Cuming, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Chair of Women in Surgery Forum, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Panel discussion and question and answer session: Managing circumstances and cultural change
  • Dr Simon Fleming, Trauma and Orthopaedic trainee 
  • Miss Rebecca Fisher, IST trainee, General Surgery 
  • Ms Homa Arshad, Clinical Lead Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal London Hospital
Lunch

Remarks from Lady Estelle Wolfson

Session 3: Round table discussions

Round 1

Facilitators:

  • Dame Carol Black 
  • Dame Parveen Kumar 
  • Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones 
  • Dr Ebere Okereke
  • Dame Lesley Regan 
  • Professor Dame Clare Gerada
  • Baroness Sheila Hollins

More facilitators to be confirmed

Round 2
Round 3
Feedback session: Sharing lessons learnt
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Looking to the future

Interviewer: Victoria Macdonald, Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News

Keynote: Following your own way

Professor Neena Modi, Physician and Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, Past - President, UK Medical Women’s Federation, Past-President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health   

Interview
Closing remarks and thanks

Dr Greta McLachlan, Leadership Fellow, Cleveland Clinic London 

Drinks reception

Location

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

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

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