L&M: the essentials

The RCoA Leadership and management series covers a spectrum of topics designed specifically for anaesthetists that are senior trainees and consultants

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Key details

Date: 5 to 6 May 2021 | Day one: 12:00 - 19:00 | Day two: 08:30 - 14:15

Location: London, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): Ms Sally Baines

CPD credits: 8


The RCoA Leadership and Management series covers a spectrum of topics designed specifically for anaesthetists that are senior trainees and consultants.

The workshops are a balance of plenary sessions, group work and exercises with emphasis on real life issues, open discussions, up-to-date information and will provide time for one-to-one discussions.

The Essentials course will help you uncover your behavioural preferences and compare these to others, exploring how it impacts your working relationships. Learn how best to influence the Trust and your team to develop their service.

At the end of the course, you will have, under your role as a clinical leader in today’s NHS:

  • Increased your understanding of how to positively influence others within your department and the Trust to develop safe and effective services 
  • Learnt about and had the opportunity to discuss NHS policy development, priorities and its impact on service delivery and development 
  • Developed understanding around the key components of a successful outline business case 
  • Gained insight into your own and others’ behavioural preferences and how you can utilise this to adapt your leadership style and positively impact on your working relationships
  • Considered your approach to resolving differences at work and how to promote an open and transparent culture
  • Reflected on learning from the programme and how to put this into practice back in the workplace.

Feedback from our recent Leadership and Management course

‘Truly the essentials about leadership and management, a great course!’
L&M: the essentials, Sheffield, March 2020

‘I have gained a better understanding of how change can be effected in the NHS using business cases and a better understanding of my own personal preferences when working.’
L&M: the essentials, Sheffield, March 2020

‘Excellent course facilitators and speakers - they were the best part of the course. Thank you. Very good, signposting to resources. Thank you for an enjoyable course, the time went by very quickly!’
L&M: the essentials, Sheffield, March 2020

‘Excellent course which made the topics come to life. I was sceptical about what looked like a one day course spread over two days, however, the time allowed for reflection and was right considering the intensity.’
L&M: the essentials, London, May 2019

‘A good basic course with interesting self development work.’
L&M: the essentials, London, May 2019

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How to find us

Royal College of Anaesthetists

35 Red Lion Square




Wednesday 5 May 2021
13.00-13.45 Introduction and welcome
13.45-15.00 I didn’t become a doctor to do this!

You will work with a number of scenarios which will be designed to highlight non-clinical issues that can affect the delivery of patient care.  

For example; teamwork, communication, trust policies and commissioning decisions.

The aim of this session is to highlight the importance of having some understanding of the non-clinical aspects of your work to function effectively.

15.00-15.15 REFRESHMENTS
15.15-17.00 How the NHS works: The story so far
  The aim of this session is to ensure that you have a reasonable grasp of the NHS as an organisation, how It has evolved and the importance of policy changes on the way in which services are both commissioned and provided.

What you bring to the party:

the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

  This session will use this well-known psychological instrument as a catalyst for exploring personal preferences, its impact on working style and how you might manage relationships.
18.30-19.00 Speaker and informal drinks reception


Thursday 6 May 2021
09.00-09.30 Reflection on previous day
09.30-10.45         Building a case for service development
  A chance to explore and discuss the elements necessary fo effect change
10.45-11.00 REFRESHMENTS
11.00-12.00 The principles of negotiation and their application
  Resolving differences to create productive relationships at work
12.00-13.00 Personal development planning: The principles and practice of objectives
13.00-14.15 LUNCH AND CLOSE

Please note that the programme and timings are subject to change


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Sally Baines
Leadership Facilitator

Sally has worked in the NHS for over 35 years. She started as a nurse and has spent most of her career in HR and management roles including roles in Provider Trusts, Mental Health, National and Regional bodies and has worked 10 years at Board level.