How To Build a Strategy in Healthcare
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

How To Build a Strategy in Healthcare

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Find out what strategy actually means, the basic principles for building an effective strategy and how you could incorporate strategic thinking in your clinical practice as a trainee or consultant.

The LDFA presents an informal and networking evening with Dr Sonali Thakrar, an anaesthetic registrar and management consultant specialising in the healthcare sector.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2017

Time: 18:30 to 20:30

Where: Rooms 9 and 10, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

 

Book your FREE ticket at: http://howtobuildastrategy.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Neel Desai and Queenie Lo 

Events Leads 

Leadership Development for Anaesthetists 

www.ldfa.co.uk

@ldfa_live

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CQC: Fit for Purpose? Working as a Specialist Advisor for the CQC
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

CQC: Fit for Purpose? Working as a Specialist Advisor for the CQC

  • Rooms 11-13, First Floor, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN (map)
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Join the LdfA for its last event of the year: an informal evening with Mark Catolico, Consultant Anaesthetist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Specialist Advisor to the CQC. Come and find out more about the CQC, the independent regulator of health and social care in England. How can you become involved with CQC inspections? Is it fit for purpose?

Refreshments will be available. 

Certificates of attendance will be provided. 

FREE REGISTRATION at Eventbrite on link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cqc-fit-for-purpose-working-as-a-specialist-advisor-for-the-cqc-tickets-28920535099

 

Email info@ldfa.co.uk for more information

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UPCOMING EVENT:  Dr Carolyn Johnston talks about: 'Leading improvement in the real world - opportunities, challenges and striking a balance at work.'
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

UPCOMING EVENT: Dr Carolyn Johnston talks about: 'Leading improvement in the real world - opportunities, challenges and striking a balance at work.'

Our speaker is Dr Carolyn Johnston, an inspirational leader in the field of healthcare improvement, and a Consultant Anaesthetist at St George's Hospital.

She will spend an hour talking and discussing the challenges in leading improvement in the real-world of healthcare. 

Our events are free and informal, with lots of opportunities to ask the hard questions!

Please register for a free place at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-on-qi-leading-improvement-in-the-real-world-tickets-27281282049

Or contact info@ldfa.co.uk for more details. 

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Being a Doctor and Medical Director Early in Your Career: The Pros, Cons and Frustrations
Jun
20
12:45 PM12:45

Being a Doctor and Medical Director Early in Your Career: The Pros, Cons and Frustrations

 

 

Matthew Shaw, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medical Director at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Monday 20th    June 2016           6:45 PM

Venue: Rooms 8 and 9, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

Please register for your FREE place at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-a-doctor-and-medical-director-early-in-your-career-the-pros-and-cons-tickets-25392701253

Certificate of attendance will be provided

Email info@ldfa.co.uk for more information 

 

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Review: Understanding Leadership and Management for an Operating Theatre Department
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Review: Understanding Leadership and Management for an Operating Theatre Department

December 11th 2014

 

LDfA presented ‘How I run an operating theatre’.  Our speaker was Catherine Cameron, who gave an insightful presentation on the behind-the-scenes running of a busy tertiary centre theatre suite. 

She began by outlining the structure of the trust and within the surgical directorate, where there appeared to be a complex  hierarchy or clinical and non-clinical management.  She explained how she worked closely with the clinical director for anaesthetics, theatres and ambulatory services.

Catherine went on to describe the governance targets that consume part of her working life.  Slides showing the targets set by Monitor (the body that regulates Foundation Trusts) showed that as a trust, they were meeting the 18-week referral to treatment targets and that they had zero MRSA cases, although accumulutaively, they had failed on the number of C.Difficile cases.

It is important for her to report on the overall efficiency of the theatre suite, and showed us data collected regarding the number and type of cases performed, whether they were elective or emergency. It was important to note details regarding list cancellations, and their specific causes were carefully detailed. The three most common causes of list cancellations were lists over-running and lack of ward beds including HDU/ICU beds.

Lastly, she detailed the QIPP targets in the department for the years 2013-2014, and for 2014-2015.  It seems that there were many ‘efficiency’ savings made a year ago.  For 2014-2015, there is a higher target to achieve, but fewer savings seems immediately apparent, meaning it will be harder to achieve these targets for a second year running, putting pressure on time, staff and resources.

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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Understanding the leadership and management required for an operating theatre service

  • Royal Free Hospital London, NW3 2QG (map)
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First LDfA Study Evening

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Catherine Cameron, Operations Theatre Manager, Royal Free Hospital

A short talk followed by a question and answer session
Wednesday 11th December, 2013
Anaesthetic seminar room.
3rd floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG
Free Entry

Refreshments provided

 

 

Certificate of attendance available

There is a growing need for clinicians to understand the logistics of running and maintaining a team or department within the NHS, especially with the ever-increasing financial strains that will continue to affect us and the Government's wish to have more input from the medical fraternity. This requires current and future generations to become more adept with management standards and ideals, learnt from NHS, and importantly, non-NHS leaders as well as the practical experience of being immersed in such roles.
 
The LDfA aims to provide these skills to our own speciality of Anaesthetics initially using the likes of shadowing schemes, presentation evenings and an official curriculum

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