About this event

  • Date and time Mon 13 Feb 2023 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine

This is the second episode in our four-part series, Women and Medicine, run in association with the Medical Women's Federation - the largest UK body of women doctors - who provide support and promote leadership for women in medicine. 

For generations, inequality has been ingrained in our societies and cultures. For example, women could only speak about matters affecting women and children in ancient Rome, and Greece. Although significant progress has been made in addressing inequities, we have a long way to go to reach equality. In order to change where we are going, we must first understand where we are and how we got here. 

Join us for an evening as we explore the past, present, and future of gender inequalities in healthcare leadership to identify ways to collaborate, be empowered to advocate for equality and bring about systemic change.

Attendees will be able to: 

  • Understand the inequalities as a woman in medical leadership, and see the progress made so far 
  • Envisage what challenges the future may hold as we strive for equal opportunities for the next generation
  • Identify ways to collaborate, bring about systemic change, and be empowered to advocate for change as individuals

This meeting is run in association with the Medical Women's Federation and is part of the Women and Medicine - Gender inequities in contemporary medicine series. Join the conversation online with #RSMeveningsMWF.

 

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Tickets (In Person)

Standard pricing available until 12 February 2023.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£73.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Non Healthcare Professional MWF Member MWF Retired Fellow MWF Trainee Student MWF Student
£134.00 £80.00 £80.00 £80.00 £73.00 £43.00 £43.00 £42.00 £23.00

Tickets (Virtual)

Standard pricing available until 12 February 2023.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£55.00 £32.00 £32.00 £32.00 £17.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Non Healthcare Professional MWF Member Student MWF Retired Fellow MWF Trainee MWF Student
£101.00 £60.00 £60.00 £60.00 £55.00 £32.00 £32.00 £32.00 £17.00

Key speakers

Henrietta Bowden-Jones - Promo

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE

Vice-President, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram

Paediatric Registrar, Vice president, Medical Women’s Federation 

Speaker's biography

Nuthana became the youngest Vice President of the Medical Women’s Federation in April 2021. She is incredibly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and has used her role in the MWF to advocate for medical women and patients. In February 2022, to celebrate 105 years of MWF, Nuthana launched The Medical Women Podcast which she hosts and produces to support and empower as many medical women in their careers as possible. Now in it’s third season, the podcast has had over 5,100 listens and explored topics including leadership, speaking confidently, looking after ourselves, being an ally and coaching ourselves.  

Nuthana has been an academic trainee specialising in paediatrics. She is interested in advocating for all children and particularly health promotion and health protection for children.  

She will be speaking about the history of gender inequalities in society and medicine. Nuthana believes that through understanding how we got to where we are, we can change the course of where we are going. She is also keen to acknowledge the barriers faced by pioneering women in medicine, and believes that learning how they paved the way helps us to be inspired and step up to ensure we do the same for those who come after us. 

Dr Guddi Singh

Paediatrician, Integrated Child Health Quality Improvement Fellow, Paediatric Registrar, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Partha Kar

Professor Partha Kar OBE

Consultant, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Partha Kar is National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes; co-lead of the Getting it Right First Time (Diabetes) and Lead for the Medical Workforce Race Equality Standards with NHS England. He currently works as a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and has won multiple awards for his pioneering of the Super Six Diabetes Model, which is recognised as one of the good examples of integrated care. 

His other work has involved the introduction of frailty into Quality Of Framework (QoF) treatment targets, Diabulimia pilot projects in the NHS; championing “Language Matters” and helping to create an overview of Diabetes care in Primary Care Networks. Recent work has focussed on transitional care models- as well as tackling inequalities in technology access based on deprivation & ethnicity. Beyond diabetes, he has recently taken a role in tackling issues of racial disparity in the medical workforce as the Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard lead for NHS England. Additionally, in 2020, 2021, and 2022, the Healthcare Service Journal recognised him as one of the most influential individuals from the ethnic minority population in healthcare.

Mr Simon Fleming

Dr Simon Fleming

Trauma and Orthopaedic Trainee, Medical Education Ph.D, and Culture Change Advocate, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry 

Speaker's biography

Dr Simon Fleming is a founding member and the trainee representative for the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA). He is on the Executive board for the NIHR Clinical Education Incubator and Associate Editor for Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher. In the past, he was the Vice Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors' Group (ATDG), and past President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association (BOTA). Currently, he is a Clinical Advisor to the Methuselah Foundation, supporting the NASA Deep Space Food Challenge. 

While passionate about Orthopaedics, clinical education and mentoring, he has special interests in hand surgery, competency decisions and combating bullying, discrimination, harassment, and the lack of diversity and equity in healthcare. 

Dr Louise Brennan

Dr Louise Brennan

Public Health Registrar, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Lancaster University

Speaker's biography

Dr Louise Brennan is a Public Health Registrar based in Cumbria and Lancashire.  

Her first degree was in Geography; after a short stint in HR she moved into project management of health projects within the Voluntary and Academic sector.  

Louise managed the WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health in Deprived Communities, before becoming a Clinical Trials Research Manager at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, whilst undertaking her PHD on the barriers and facilitators to undertaking research with children and families at the University of Liverpool.   

After maternity leave in 2017, Louise joined the Public Health training scheme, completed an MPH and has split her training between academia and service work, pursuing her interests in health inequalities and the wider determinants of health.  

Louise recently wrote and delivered a poverty action plan for Cumbria in response to the cost of living crisis. She is currently working on a research project on behalf of the Children’s Hospital Alliance investigating how Children’s Hospitals can best address health inequalities

Agenda

View the programme (In person)

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

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

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram, Paediatric Registrar, Vice President, Medical Women’s Federation

The history of women in medicine

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram, Vice President Medical Women’s Federation, Paediatric Registrar

Public health approach to health inequalities

Dr Louise Brennan, Public Health Registrar 

Where are we heading?

Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatrician, Integrated Child Health Quality Improvement Fellow, Paediatric Registrar, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Chair: Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE 

Professor Partha Kar OBE, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 

Dr Simon Fleming, Trauma and Orthopaedic Trainee, Medical Education Ph.D, and Culture Change Advocate, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry 

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram

Dr Guddi Singh

Closing remarks
Drinks reception
View the programme (Virtual)

Welcome and introduction

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

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram, Paediatric Registrar, Vice President, Medical Women’s Federation

The history of women in medicine

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram, Vice President Medical Women’s Federation, Paediatric registrar

Public health approach to health inequalities

Dr Louise Brennan, Public Health Registrar 

Where are we heading?

Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatrician, Integrated Child Health Quality Improvement Fellow, Paediatric Registrar, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Chairs: 

Chair: Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE 

Professor Partha Kar OBE, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 

Dr Simon Fleming, Trauma and Orthopaedic Trainee, Medical Education Ph.D, and Culture Change Advocate, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry 

Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram

Dr Guddi Singh

Closing remarks

Location

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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 12 February 2023. Late registrations will be accepted.

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