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Developing excellence in team working for safe surgical care

22nd April 2020 at 20:00 GMT+1


Effective teamwork in the operating theatre or other clinical environments is a critical component of delivering safe, high quality care for surgical patients. This webinar will review the attributes that are found consistently in high performing teams in many different contexts outside of healthcare and consider what these look like in surgical care. Current strategies and practices to help develop and sustain excellence in team working within the clinical environment will be reviewed, including the role of simulation. Finally, the webinar will highlight how the design of systems and processes can either assist or hinder the performance of our teams and will consider how this can be explored proactively through ‘stress tests’ to optimise future performance and be led by expert clinical teams in practice.


Professor Bryn Baxendale MB ChB FRCA FAcadMedEd

Bryn is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). His clinical work is primarily covering emergency, major trauma and vascular surgical services. He helped design the Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre at NUH and has been Director of this regional facility since it opened in 2004. In 2009 he was appointed as an Honorary Professor of Clinical Simulation at the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham. He became the inaugural President of the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) from 2009-14, which is now the leading UK organisation addressing the use of simulation to enhance professional training and patient safety in healthcare.  He currently co-chairs the ASPiH Special Interest Group (SIG) in Human Factors & Ergonomics and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors healthcare SIG. He is the Clinical Lead for the MSc in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement at the University of Nottingham.


This will be made available to RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates following the live webinar on 22nd April 2020.


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