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Using Policy and Guidance to Ensure Effective Healthcare course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
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This session examines the range of policies and guidance that ensure effective practice within our healthcare organisations. The session encourages clinicians to appreciate the importance of these influences on themselves and on the wider organisations in which they work. Understanding how these frameworks are used and learning how to influence them are key factors in the development of leadership.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List the principal frameworks (professional, legal and ethical) which have a role in ensuring the delivery of effective healthcare
  • Identify the role of team members in adhering to and promoting the principles behind relevant frameworks, for the benefit of patients and the wider service
  • Consider situations where non-adherence to governing frameworks has impacted on the service and the wider healthcare system
  • Demonstrate your contribution to developing your leadership capabilities through reflection and awareness of the influence of these frameworks on your work

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete these sessions in the Introductory Module:

  • Introduction to Leadership and LeAD
  • Introduction to Medical/Clinical Leadership Competency Framework
Instructors / Speakers
Valli Ratnam,
Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

Dr Valli Ratnam was an anaesthetic trainee from the Royal Free School of Anaesthesia. She now works as a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care at the West Middlesex University hospital NHS trust.

Early on in her consultant career, she took up the Lead Clinician and the Clinical Director of Critical Care. Her role and enthusiasm in NHS management lead to her being nominated for the BAMM’s Fit to lead course. She has been the clinical lead for the Productive Theatres Project of which the hospital is one of three pilot sites and been involved in Patient Safety issues at West Middlesex Hospital. She has an on-going interest in CME articles and teaching medical students.

Bob Klaber,

Bob has developed his interest in clinical leadership through his experiences training and working as a paediatrician and medical educationalist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and in other roles across London. He has developed a number of work-based leadership development initiatives, including ‘Paired Learning’, and was involved in supporting the NHS Institute’s Enhancing Engagement in Medical Leadership project team in their work around the Medical Leadership Competency Framework.

Using Policy and Guidance to Ensure Effective Healthcare course for Medical Doctors
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mentoring & Leading, Leading and managing, Coaching & Leadership
Provider Type
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Time / Duration
20 minutes
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