10 articles Tag medical management

Speaking at eHealth and Care Conference on Thursday 4 October 2014

Speaking at eHealth and Care Conference on Thursday 4 October 2014

It was a pleasure to speak at the eHealth and Care in Northern Ireland: Celebrating Success, Planning for the Future conference on Thursday 9th October 2014. I was speaking in Plenary Session 4: Planning for the Future, alongside Dr Kieran McGlade, Clinical Senior Lecturer, QUB, Ms Mairead McAlinden, Chief Executive, Southern HSC Trust, and Mrs Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer, DHSSPS. The session was chaired by UTV Presenter Paul Clark and took place on day 2 of the conference …

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‘Thinking outside of the box’ article published in NI Healthcare Review

‘Thinking outside of the box’ article published in NI Healthcare Review

My article on Medical Leadership, my own leadership journey, my portfolio career as a Physician and Freelance Consultant, and the HSC Changeday experiment was published in Issue 92 2014 of the Northern Ireland Healthcare Review.  You can read it in the online version of the magazine below.

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5 Reasons Why Leadership Walk Rounds in Hospitals Should be Banned

5 Reasons Why Leadership Walk Rounds in Hospitals Should be Banned

Leadership Walk Rounds are just one of the leadership and management fads I’ve seen in my medical career so far. Having been on several wards in several hospitals when these have occurred I have noticed a number of problems which lead me to believe these should be banned and replaced with some real, difficult, down and dirty, hard to measure – but easy to see, nitty gritty LEADERSHIP. 1. The fact that Leadership Walk Rounds …

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The NHS Leadership Conundrum

The NHS Leadership Conundrum

Once upon a time in a Trust far, far away I met an aspiring leader called Sue.  Sue was trying very hard to affect change and do something good.  She was very focused on improving the quality of the service, making it safer, more efficient and improving the patient experience.  But Sue was facing a lot of obstacles and was being frustrated by the leaders and management in the hierarchy above.  She eventually started to doubt …

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Top Tweets from MLS2013

Top Tweets from MLS2013

A selection of tweets from the Northern Ireland Medical Leadership Symposium (www.medleadsymposium.co.uk) on Friday 21 June 2013 at Titanic Belfast. View the story “Top Tweets From MLS2013″ on Storify

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Key Messages from NICON Briefing with Robert Francis QC

Key Messages from NICON Briefing with Robert Francis QC

A collection of tweets with key messages from the briefing with Robert Francis QC at Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick on Wednesday 24 April.

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SK Diary – w/c 8 April 2013

SK Diary – w/c 8 April 2013

This is another post with two weeks rolled into one since I took a couple of days off for Easter w/c 1 April and things were generally quiet that week with so many other people being off. Quality 2020 E-Learning Platform On Friday morning (5 April) I attended a working group set up to take forward the E-learning workstream from Quality 2020.  The workstream is being led by Dr Cathy Jack, Deputy Medical Director at …

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SK Diary – w/c 25 March 2013

SK Diary – w/c 25 March 2013

I didn’t have time to write a diary for last week because I was busy writing the NI Healthcare Social Media Guide so I have combined the last two weeks in this post.  It’s been a busy and exciting couple of weeks with lots of meetings, energy and collaboration! IHM Leadership Lunch with Anne Clydesdale  On Tuesday 19th I attended the IHM (@ihmnireland) Leadership Lunch with Anne Clydesdale, Director of the Leadership Institute at Queens University …

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SK Diary – w/c 11 March 2013

SK Diary – w/c 11 March 2013

Teaching and Training on Ward Rounds Over the past number of weeks I have been experimenting with a new teaching/training technique.  I select an appropriate review patient for the F1 or F2 to review while I fulfil the support role of writing in the notes and making the obs chart, kardex and fluid balance available. Before going to see the patient I ask the F1/2 to read the previous entries in the notes and consider …

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SK Diary – w/c 19 November 2012

SK Diary – w/c 19 November 2012

I have been inspired by the example of Dr Mark Newbold, CEO of Heart of England FT, to write a weekly diary on my blog.  Each weekend I will reflect back on the working week and post some observations and thoughts.  I hope you find it interesting!  This is the first one….. Belfast Trust Emergency Department in the spotlight again The Belfast Trust ED was on BBC Breakfast while I was having my morning coffee …

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