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Life as a Consultant Conference

RCPE Symposium Edinburgh

Date: Friday, 16 March 2018


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

Included in our 2018 event are expert led lectures and interactive breakout sessions focusing on resilience, staff well-being, innovation and managing change, and sustainability.

Our breakout sessions focus on peer-support and mentoring, lessons learned from errors made in the aviation industry, and how this might transfer to patient safety and risk management. We also raise the thorny (and extremely topical) question – when and how should one speak up at work?

Dr Clare Gerada, previous Chair of RCGP and GP based in London will deliver a key talk on staff wellbeing focusing on how doctors with mental health and other health problems are treated and transparency for patients.

Finally, we cover the topic of Equality & Diversity at work and the views of RCPE as well as hearing from Dr Peter Wilmshurst who took on the corporate giants as a whistleblower.

You may have to speak up at some point in your career – come and reap the benefit of 30 years in the spotlight in a single day.

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Programme

Friday 16 March 2018

09.00

Registration and Coffee

09.25

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1 - Resilience

Chair: Dr Alison Falconer, Consultant Geriatrician, Monklands Hospital

09.30

How to stay motivated and maintain engagement in times of stress
Dr Colin Crookston, National Patient Safety Manager, Scottish Ambulance Service
*staying focused *maintaining compassion *resilience in the face of adversity

09.55

Breakout session 1

  • A: Peer Support/Mentoring- accessing professional support: Mr David Pitts, Occupational psychologist & consultant on training education and curriculum development, Creative Learning Associates
  • B: Speaking up at work: Dr Peter Wilmshurst, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent
  • C: Managing stress/ mindfulness - speaker tbc

10.50

Coffee / tea

Session 2 - Staff Wellbeing

Chair: Dr Patrick Byrne, Consultant Physician & GP, Belford Hospital, Fort William

11.15

Staff wellbeing
Dr Clare Gerada MBE, Former Chair of RCGP Council & GP, London
*the treatment of doctors with health problems *levels of detail and honesty to be shared with patients

11.40

Breakout session 2

  • A: Peer Support/mentoring- accessing professional support: Mr David Pitts, Occupational psychologist & Consultant on training education and curriculum development, Creative Learning Associates
  • B: Speaking up at work: Dr Peter Wilmshurst, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent
  • C: Managing stress/ mindfulness - speaker tbc

12.35

Lunch

Session 3 - Innovation and managing change

Chair: Dr Anne Scott, Consultant Cardiologist, Borders General Hospital, Melrose

13.20

Transformative innovation in healthcare
Speaker details tbc
*disruptive thinking *challenging convention and dogma *better does not always cost more

13.45

Breakout session 3

  • D: Three Horizons Approach: speaker tbc
  • E: Schwartz rounds: Ms Juanita Guidera, HSE Quality Improvement Division, Republic of Ireland
  • F: Patient safety and risk management: lessons learned from errors made in aviation: Captain Richard Warren, Flight Safety Manager & Captain Chris Cooper, Managing Pilot, Babcock Helicopters, Aberdeen

14.40

Coffee/tea

Session 4 - Sustainability

Chair: Dr Patrick Byrne, Consultant Physician & GP, Belford Hospital, Fort William

15.05

Breakout session 3

  • D: Three Horizons Approach: speaker tbc
  • E: Schwartz rounds: Ms Juanita Guidera, HSE Quality Improvement Division, Republic of Ireland
  • F: Patient safety and risk management: lessons learned from errors made in aviation: Captain Richard Warren, Flight Safety Manager & Captain Chris Cooper, Managing Pilot, Babcock Helicopters, Aberdeen

16.00

Equality and diversity at work
Dr Marion Slater, Consultant Geriatrician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
*common pitfalls *the view from RCPE

16.15

My career as a whistleblower - 30 years in the firing line
Dr Peter Wilmshurst, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent
*David vs Goliath *the concept of vexatious libel actions *would I do it all again

16.45

Discussion

17.00

Close

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Stephanie Hough,
Committee Administrator,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3687
FAX: + 44 (0)131 226 6124

Email: rac@rcpe.ac.uk

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Thursday 15 March 2017 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until Thursday 15 February 2018.

Registration fees

 

Early Bird fee
until Thursday 15 February 2018

Fee
from Friday 16 February 2018

Standard fee

£145

£175

RCPE Fellow

£85

£115

RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member

£85

£115

Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student

£70

£100

Retired FRCPE, including lunch

£20

£20

Retired FRCPE, no lunch

£0

£0

Medical student

£12

£12

Long term / other leave – Fellows and Members, please contact the Event Co-ordinator as some discretion may be available.

Collegiate and Associate Members of the RCPE in clinical research posts may be eligible for funding - please contact the Event Co-ordinator for further information.

Trainees – Scotland Deanery medical specialty trainees can attend any number of eligible symposia for a one-off payment from their study leave budget (block grant scheme).

Further details can be obtained from the Event Co-ordinator.

Free places

Unpaid post – Nil, if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Event Co-ordinator.

Refugee doctors – free places are available to refugee doctors who are Associate Members of the College. Associate Membership for refugee doctors is available free of charge. Please email g.mcalister@rcpe.ac.uk to join as an Associate Member, and then apply to the Event Co-ordinator for your free place.

CONTACT DETAILS

Stephanie Hough,
Committee Administrator,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3687
FAX: + 44 (0)131 226 6124

Email: rac@rcpe.ac.uk

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Further Info

This event is open to senior medical trainees and consultants of all levels. If you are unsure about eligibility, or the correct fee category, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event (see Fees page).

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A certificate of attendance with CPD information will be issued electronically to individual delegates via email. Please note - certificates can only be issued to attendees who have signed against their name on the CPD Register/Delegate List available at each event and completed feedback forms have been received.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the conference centre and Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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