Training Interface Group - Politics, Power and Persuasion Workshop

Category: Training - Training Interface Group

Date: March 25th 2013 9:00am until March 26th 2013 4:00pm

Location: Severn Deanery BS16 1GW

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This event is held at the Severn Deanery for Training Interface Group Fellows. Registration to the event is only open to Training Interface Group Fellows. 

What Skills do clinicians need to succeed today and tomorrow? 

Clinical expertise is of course essential, but so too are wider knowledge and management skills. Focusing on key skills in the Medical Leadership Competencies Framework, Politics, Power & Persuasion is a tailored two day programme designed and delivered by Baroness Julia Cumberlege. Outcomes include:

  • Increased understanding of the national context in which the NHS operates
  • Recognition of the pressures on leaders of fellow NHS organisations as they seek to achieve their objectives whilst complying with Government policy
  • Greater appreciation of the policy environment and the differing implications of government policy on NHS organisations
  • Deeper understanding of, and empathy with all members of NHS “family” in the local health economy, and the contribution they make to patient care
  • Confidence and skills to influence effectively in your own organisation

The first day provides an introduction to leadership and includes a top-to-toe explanation of the

NHS including:

  • Who's who
  • Understanding the wider health economy and key roles within it
  • Managing the markets, including the challenge of commissioning
  • The structure and governance arrangements of respective NHS organisations
  • Exploding myths and assumptions about clinician/management interface
  • Exploring how clinicians can influence the agenda.

Day 2 focuses on the local health economy, exploring the relationships and tensions between NHS organisations, affording participants a safe forum to test the water and identify the means and opportunities for integrated working within the NHS family. The day focuses on some of the current challenges facing health professionals including reconfiguration, practice based commissioning, public health, patient safety and media interest. In a simulated environment, as Board members of a PCT, Foundation Trust and a large Primary Care practice, culminating in a Select Committee evidence session, we create a series of dynamics and tensions requiring you to:

  • Broker deals with other NHS organisations and independent sector providers
  • Think strategically and negotiate effectively
  • Take difficult decisions and win arguments
  • Handle pressure from patient groups
  • Consider the strategic implications of local decisions, and reflect on how your actions might be viewed in the wider context


Day 1: 09:00-17:30 and Day 2 09:00-16:00


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