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Scottish Healthcare Symposium

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22 Jan 2015

Professionalism & Excellence in Scottish Healthcare: Our Future

27 March 2015

Organised by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland and hosted at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, this pan-specialty symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of key non-clinical topics relating to professionalism and excellence.

Aimed at medical professionals of all grades and specialties, this symposium promises to address a wide range of important subjects relevant for clinicians at all stages of training including education, quality improvement and management and leadership. We have attracted some excellent speakers including Claire Gerada (RCGP, voted one of the 100 most powerful UK women by Radio 4) talking on NHS Culture and physicians’ health. Maureen Watt (Scottish Minister for Public Health) will open the event. We hope this symposium will provoke some interesting discussion on the challenges currently facing the NHS and potential solutions to these.

Topics to include:
  • Improving the NHS working environment and doctors’ mental health
  • Safety in Numbers: Human factors and harm in healthcare
  • Learning from the past to safeguard our future – lessons from the Francis report and others
  • Training and maintaining tomorrow’s trainers
  • Mind the gap – the inherent dangers at the primary /secondary care interface (and how to tackle them)
  • The “Shape” of things to come: Will the implementation of the Shape of Training Review influence the configuration of future healthcare services?
  • “Quality Improvement – Me? Really?” - what can frontline staff do to improve care?
  • Leadership for Excellence – The Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship scheme
  • Professional Rotas for Professionals in Training
  • Mentoring - who, why, when and how?
  • More than DNA - CPR – starting end of life conversations.


Key Speakers
  • Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Public Health
  • Claire Gerada Practitioner Health Programme and RCGP
  • Craig White, Health Quality and Strategy, Scottish Government
  • Ian Findlay, Chair, Shape of Training John Colvin, Senior Medical Officer Scottish Government Health Workforce
  • Vicki Osgood GMC
  • Patrick Mitchell HEE
  • Craig McIlhenny, Faculty of Surgical Trainers RCSEd
  • Brian Robson HIS
  • Carey Lunan, Executive Officer for Interface Working RCGP Scotland
  • John Colvin,Senior Medical Officer Scottish Government Health Workforce, Clinical Leadership Fellows
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