POSTPONED Leadership Skills for Core Trainees - The Next Steps (CT2 only)

Category: Careers - Other

Date: May 6th 2020 9:30am until 4:30pm

Location: Brook Way Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol (Room A+B) BS32 9DA

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Course objectives

As a CT2 you may not realise that you are already a leader in the eyes of many healthcare staff, patients and their families.

So the main objective of this course is to provide you with some simple but effective and practical generic teamwork, management and leadership skills that you can immediately start thinking about and using in complex situations at work, and for that matter in your personal life. These are simple enough to bring to mind in stressful situations so you can respond more constructively and more effectively in a wide range of situations.

For example, responding to an angry patient, understanding your own preferred working styles and that of your colleagues, becoming more effective when encountering difficulties and frustrations with management and healthcare colleagues, negotiating your work schedules, changing practice in your organisation, being more effective as a clinical leader, managing your own future career in the current difficult environment, and other situations. It won’t solve all your problems, but it might lower your blood pressure by giving you insights into what is happening around you and lead to better ways of managing day to day issues at work.


Course Tutors

Professor Richard Canter was appointed as a consultant surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath in 1987, and completed a PhD in Management at the University of Bath (1998). He has experience of supporting postgraduate medical trainees as a programme director and head of school in the Severn Deanery (2007-2013) He was a faculty member in the School for Health then Social Policy at the University of Bath from 1991 until 2007 before his current appointment in the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the University of Oxford in 2007. He is an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University, and emeritus consultant at Oxford University Hospitals. He currently supervises Masters and D. Phil students studying Healthcare Leadership and Management, along with various other teaching commitments, in both Oxford University and Oxford University Hospitals.


Tom Revington obtained first class honours in Biochemistry at Oxford University before serving in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office engaged in policy development, conflict resolution and inter-governmental negotiations. As deputy head of political office in Istanbul he led a team producing financial, economic and political analysis of EU countries responding to needs of senior officials and ministers at Treasury, Bank of England, Financial Services Authority and the Prime Ministers Office.  He was responsible for the Prime Minister’s personal briefing service at quarterly European Council meetings of EU leaders and the Chancellor’s personal briefing service at monthly meetings of European Finance ministers.  He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Economics (distinction) at Birkbeck College, University of London and later to a MSc (distinction) in Psychology at the University of East London.  From 2004-2012 he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where his work included support for quality improvement programmes in hospitals and community healthcare providers, as well as designing and delivering leadership programmes for NHS Chief executives and for clinical leadership teams. He is currently a Senior Associate Tutor at Oxford University, co-director of the module for quality improvement, and faculty member for the Healthcare Leadership and Management module of an Oxford University Masters Programme.


To book a place please email Severn Education Team. When emailing please confirm the event title and the date you are interested in attending, along with your GMC/GDC number.