Winter Symposium 2019 - Patient Safety, Health and Wellbeing

The theme of this year's symposium is Patient Health, Safety and Wellbeing. Join our symposium for a lively mix of talks and debates delivered by experts, with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

-3 days left

Key details

Date: 10 to 11 December 2019 | Day one: 08:30 - 17:25 | Day two: 08:30 - 17:00

Location: London, RCoA

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): Dr Claire Mallinson, RCoA Council Member

CPD credits: 10

This event is now fully booked, to be added to the waiting list please email events@rcoa.ac.uk.

In an increasingly pressurised NHS how can anaesthetists take care of their own health and the safety of their patients? The Symposium will be a lively mixture of updates, debates and panel discussions. 

Hot Topics will include:

  • The new junior doctors contract
  • Support for anaesthetists 
  • Innovation in patient safety
  • Experts will bring you up to speed with changes in anaesthetic practice and explore what the next five years will bring.

Enjoy the opportunity to ask questions, actively participate in discussions and network with your peers.

Feedback from the 2018 Winter Symposium:

“Fantastic value for money given the quality of the speakers”

“Excellent overview of evolving ideas in many fields of anaesthesia”

“A must for any responsible anaesthetist”

How to find us

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Churchill House

35 Red Lion Square

Holborn

London

WC1R 4SG

Tuesday, 10 December 2019
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Refreshments  
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome and Introduction Dr Claire Mallinson, RCoA Council
  Session 1: Patient Safety  
09.10 - 09.35 People, systems and safety Prof Andrew Smith, Lancaster
09:35 - 10:00 Mathematics of Never events and drug error Dr Jaideep Pandit, Oxford
10:00 - 10:15 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
10:15 - 10:35 Refreshments  
  Session 2: Support  
10:35 - 11.00 KEYNOTE: What support can be given Dr Clare Gerada, London
11:00 - 11:10 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
11:10 - 11:35 Fatigue Where we are now and what's next? Dr Emma Plunkett, West Midlands
11:35 - 12.00 Burnout is also a patient safety issue Liz Price, MDDUS Research
12:00 - 12:25 Substance Use: Awareness and treatment Prof Eilish Gilvarry, Northumberland
12:25 - 12:40 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
  Updates  
12:40 - 13:05 Update on Educational Reform Prof Sheona MacLeod, Health Education England (HEE)
13:05 - 13:15 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch  
  Session 3: Awards  
14:10 - 14.40

Joseph Clover Lecture: Can anaesthetic or analgesic technique during cancer surgery influence recurrence? State-of-art and future direction
Citation presented by Dr Fiona Donald

Prof Donal Buggy                              
14:40 - 14:50 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
14:50 - 15:20

President's Commendation 
Dudley Buxton Award
Citations written and presented by Dr Ramani Moonesinghe
Citation written and presented by Dr Janice Fazackerley

Dr Danny Wong
Dr John Carlisle

Prof Alan Boyd

15:20 - 15:50 REFRESHMENTS  
  Session 4: Hot Topic  
15:50 - 16:20 Junior Doctors Contract Dr Matthew Tuck, Deputy Chair for Professional Issues, BMA Junior Doctors Committee
16:20 - 16:35 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
16:35- 17:00

Why Leadership and Management matters

Dr Sean O'Kelly, medical Director and Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS East of England

Val Glenny, Specialist in organisation, development and behaviour

17:00 - 17:15 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
17:15 - 17:25 ROUND UP OF DAY 1 AND CLOSE  

 

Click here to download the programme

Wednesday 11 December 2019
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Refreshments  
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome Dr Claire Mallinson, RCoA Council
  Session 5: Wellbeing  
09:05 - 09:35 KEYNOTE: Who cares for those that care for the nation?  Prof Simon Gregory, HEE
09:35 - 09:45 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
09:45 - 10:10 Suicide in Anaesthetists Dr Samantha Shinde, Association of Anaesthetists
10:10 - 10-35 Introducing the Wellbeing Guardian: Leading a mentally healthy workplace Dr Kathryn Grayling and Dr Tahreema Matin, HEE
10.35 - 11.05 LTFT training: Before healing others. heal yourself Dr RoopaMcCrossan, Newcastle
11.05 - 11.25 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
11.25 - 11.55 REFRESHMENTS  
  Session 6: Innovation  
11:55 - 12:40 Patient safety, device regulation, innovation, alerts and reporting: What Anaesthetists need to know Dr Neil McGuire, MHRA
12:40 - 13:05 What's new in regional anaesthsia Dr William Harrop-Griffiths
13:05 - 13: 20 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
13.20-14.20 LUNCH  
13.40-14.10 SAS UPDATE AND NETWORKING MEETING: An informal meeting of SAS doctors to discuss recent updates and provide a networking facility for SAS colleagues Dr Kirstin May
  Session 7: The Christmas Lecture  
14:20 - 14:50 Chronic Unease and Safety Prof Rhona Flin, Aberdeen
14:50 - 15:05 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
15:05 - 15.30 REFRESHMENTS  
  Session 8: Panel Discussion  
15.30-16.15 Career Breaks and Return to Work

Dr Ali Hastroudi, London
Dr Jill Horn, Bradford
Dr Caroline Kane, Sussex
Dr Roopa McCrossan, Newcastle

16:15 - 16:35 DISCUSSION/Q&A SESSION  
  Session 9: Council Quiz  
16:35 - 16:55 Ask RCoa Council members anything

Dr Mark Forrest
Prof Judith Hall
Prof William Harrop-Griffiths
Dr Claire Mallinson
Dr Kirstin May
Dr Sarah Muldoon
Dr Felicity Plaat
Dr Lucy Williams

 

16:44 - 17:00 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE  

 

Please click here to download the programme

Pricing

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Speakers

Dr Jaideep Pandit
Consultant Anaesthetist, Oxford University Hospitals

Mathematics of Never events and drug error

Professor Andrew Smith
Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Lancaster Infirmary

People, systems and safety

Dr Emma Plunkett
Consultant Anaesthetist, Birmingham

Fatigue - Where we are now and what's next?

Liz Price
Senior Risk Adviser MDDUS

Burnout is also a patient safety issue

Professor Eilish Gilvarry
Consultant in Addictions, professor of Addiction Psychiatry, Newcastle

Substance Use: Awareness and treatment

 

Professor Sheona MacLeod
Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform, Health Education England | Chair of the UK Conference of Postgraduaate Medical Deans (COPMED)

Update on Educational Reform

Dr Matthew Tuck
Deputy Chair for Professional Issues, Junior Doctors Committee, BMA

Junior Doctors Contract

Dr Sean O'Kelly
Medical Director and Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS East of England

Why Leadership and Management matters

Val Glenny
Specialist in organisation, development and behaviour

Why Leadership and Management matters

Dr Clare Gerada
Medical Director of NHS Practitioner Health, Co-Chair of NHS Assembley

Keynote Speaker Tuesday 10 December

What support can be given?

Professor Donal Buggy
Professor of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Consultant in Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Mater University Hospital, University College Dublin

The Joseph Clover Lecture 2019

 

Can anaesthetic or analgesic technique during cancer surgery influence recurrence? State-of-art and future direction

 

 

 

Dr Danny Wong
Anaesthetic Specialty Registrar, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals
Professor Alan Boyd
Consultant Pharmaceutical Physician
Dr John Carlisle
Anaesthetic Consultant, Torbay Hospital
Professor Simon Gregory
Deputy Medical Director (Primary and Integrated Care) Health Education England

Keynote Speaker Wednesday 11 December 2019

Who cares for those who care for the nation?

Dr Samantha Shinde
Consultant Anaesthetist, Southmead Hospital Bristol

Suicide in Anaesthetists

Dr Kathryn Grayling
National Clinical Fellow, Health Education England

Introducing the Wellbeing Guardian: Leading a mentally healthy workplace

Dr Tahreema Matin
Clinical Advisor for National Education Reform, Health Education England

Introducing the Wellbeing Guardian: Leading a mentally healthy workplace

Dr Roopa McCrossan
ST7 Trainee, Newcastle

Less than full time (LTFT) training: Before healing others, heal yourself

Panel Discussion - Career Breaks and Return to Work

LTFT training

Dr Neil McGuire
Senior Clinician, Devices Division, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Patient Safety, Device Regulations, Innovation, Alerts and Reporting: What anaesthetists need to know

Professor William Harrop-Griffiths
Professor of Practice (Anaesthesia), Imperial College, London Consultant Anaesthetist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

What's new in regional anaesthesia

Professor Rhona Flin
Professor of Industrial Psychology, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University and Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology, University of Aberdeen

The Winter Symposium 2019

Christmas Lecture

Chronic Unease and Safety

Dr Ali Hashtroudi
Clinical Director and Honorary Senior Lecturer, St Thomas's Hospital

Panel Discussion - Career Breaks and Return to Work

Return to work after sickness absence

 

Dr Jill Horn
Consultant Anaesthetist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel Discussion - Career Breaks and Return to Work

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Dr Caroline Kane
ST4 Trainee in Anaesthesia, Royal Sussex County hospital, Brighton

Panel Discussion - Career Breaks and Return to Work

Taking time out to work abroad and return to training

Council Question Time

Ask RCoA Council members anything

Please click on individual Council member to see a full bio

Dr Mark Forrest
Professor Judith Hall
Professor William Harrop-Griffiths
Dr Claire Mallinson
Dr Kirstin May
Dr Sarah Muldoon
Dr Felicity Plaat
Dr Lucy Williams