L&M: working well in teams and making an impact

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.

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Key details

Date: 18 November 2020 | 09:30 - 16:00

Location: London, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): Dr Gill Derrick and Sally Baines

CPD credits: 5

Leadership and Management Course Overview

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. Each is designed to encourage and facilitate participation and give an insight into personal strengths, development needs and the skills necessary to lead in today’s NHS.

At the end of this course, participants will have:

• enhanced their understanding of how teams work through the introduction of basic tools and frameworks that can be applied to their own teams
• had the opportunity to practice working in a group setting and explore the challenges this can present
• considered the particular challenges and benefits of working in a multi-disciplinary setting.

Feedback from our recent Leadership and Management course

‘Well organised, smaller group activities and discussion helpful’
L&M: working well in teams, London, November 2018

‘Enjoyable, and introduced some ideas I had not previously thought about.’
L&M: working well in teams, London, November 2018

‘Presents insightful, realistic approaches to addressing very complex problems.’
L&M: working well in teams, London, November 2017

‘Thoughts inspiring course, excellent continuation to The Essentials part.’
L&M: working well in teams, London, November 2017

RCoA Events and COVID19

We are excited to be welcoming members back to the College for our face to face events.  

Please review our recent guidance following on from the Government announcement on the tier system. 

Things may look a little different when you arrive at College. Our staff may be wearing visors or masks and be behind protective screens, but you can still be assured of a warm welcome.  There will be social distancing measures in place and a one-way system may be in operation from the entrance through the café and up to the Gallery for your course. There will be signs to guide you.
Hand sanitiser will be available at key locations throughout the College. The meeting room has been adapted with both social distancing measures and social distance signage, to help you feel confident and safe.
We have implemented the highest standards of health and safety, including an enhanced cleaning regime to ensure both delegates and staff are working in a safe environment.
The Health and Safety of our members and staff is of the upmost importance to us and this course will run strictly in line with the Government’s COVID guidelines at the time. We hope that all our members will observe these guidelines, so we can continue to run our courses safely and we would please ask, that if you don’t feel well on the day, you don’t attend.
We look forward to seeing you back in the College.

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How to find us

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Churchill House

35 Red Lion Square




10.00-10.15 Introduction and Welcome
Session 1:  
10.15-11.00 Case scenarios in Team Working
11.00-11.30 Key Ingredients of Working in Teams; group exercise
11.30-11.45 REFRESHMENTS
Session 2:  
11.45-12.30 Helping your team to be more effective: Applying key models for effectiveness
12.30-13.15 LUNCH
Session 3:  
13.15-14.45 Tackling Difficulties Constructively
Support in:
  • creating a culture which handles conflict well
  • dealing with low morale and resilience
  • encouraging engagement, innovation and creativity
14.45-15.30 Multidisciplinary working
Session 4:  
15.30-16.00 Personal Planning
16.00 CLOSE

Please note that the programme and timings are subject to change


L&M one day pricing


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.

Dr Gill Derrick
Clinical Lead

Gill qualified at Nottingham University and undertook her anaesthetics training in Nottingham, Derby, Hereford, Birmingham, Stoke on Trent and Australia.  

For 20 years she was a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital with special interests in liver, bowel and renal transplantation, plus anaesthesia for radiology and radiotherapy procedures. 
Gill held various Clinical Director posts at Birmingham Children’s Hospital covering diverse specialties such as Cardiac Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Paediatric Intensive Care, Retrieval Services, Radiology, Histopathology, Anaesthesia and Theatres. From 2012 to 2018 Gill was Deputy Medical Director.   

Gill moved to Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust in Truro as Deputy Medical Director in April 2018. She still does some regular anaesthetic sessions, including revisiting some adult anaesthetic practice. Gill is also the Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer for the Trust.
Gills main management responsibilities are reviewing appraisals and evidence to recommend doctors for revalidation, the introduction of an electronic consultant job planning process, setting up a Specialty Leads forum, and managing medical performance and disciplinary processes. Quality improvement projects include oversight of the various aspects of clinical management of the deteriorating patient as well as the use of an electronic observations and escalations system, as well as investigating serious incidents and chairing the Mortality Review Group.
Gill is also enthusiastically involved with the Trust organisational and leadership development programme for senior leaders of all professions to encourage consistent, compassionate and effective leadership and develop strong, safe and productive teamworking.