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Midland and East & Armed Forces joint regional conference

Supporting medical leaders on the frontline

28 October 2014

In partnership, the FMLM Midland and East and Armed Forces regions are jointly hosting the 2014 Regional Conference.

"The UK delivers some of the best healthcare in the World, but demographic changes and financial restriction means that staying at the top is harder than ever. Medical leaders make a real difference to health outcomes and are essential to the delivery of high quality and affordable healthcare to our population. Join us in Lichfield for this first regional FMLM conference and help make a difference."
Dr James Quinn, Deputy Regional Lead for Midlands and East, FMLM; Deputy Regional Medical Director, NHS England

This one day conference will be held at the Whittington Barracks, Lichfield on 28 October 2014.


The event will explore collaborative working across healthcare professional cadres and brings together a broad range of senior leaders and medical managers civilian and military practice. As well as informative speakers, the programme includes a number of interactive and practical workshops.

Delegates will also have an advance introduction to the standards of professional medical leadership and management being developed by FMLM, offering the opportunity for feedback and discussion. We want to hear from you, so book your place today!


Programme sessions

09:30 – 10:00

Registration and Refreshments

 10:00 – 10:15

Welcome address
Surgeon General Air Marshal Paul Evans, Surgeon General, Ministry of Defence and Regional Lead for Armed Forces, FMLM; 

10:15 – 10:35

Professionalising medical leadership and management
Mr Peter Lees, Chief Executive and Medical Director, FMLM

10:35– 11:00

Tea and coffee

 11:00 – 12:30


Delegates can choose two workshops to attend.

1) Professionalising standards for medical leadership and management
Dr Des Breen, Deputy Medical Director, FMLM
Ms Kirsten Armit, Chief Operating Officer, FMLM

2) Leadership Styles
Dr Kaanthan Jawahar, Regional Trainee Representative, FMLM; Core Psychiatric Trainee,
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

3) Quality Improvement
Dr Faisal Shaikh, Deputy Quality improvement lead, FMLM

4) Mentoring and Coaching
An interactive session for members at any stage of their career, who are interested in developing th leadership and management aspects of their practice, or helping others to do so through mentoring.
Ms Alexis Hutson, Coach, FMLM Coaching Network

5) Getting more out of revalidation
Getting more out of revalidation Using revalidation as a tool for quality improvement –an interactive workshop where delegates can consider how to use appraisal and supporting information to get more out of revalidation.
General Medical Council

6)Using education to improve clinical services
An interactive workshop inviting delegates to test out the adoptability of pilots from the 'Better Training Better Care' (BTBC) Programme.
Health Education England

 12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch, exhibition and poster viewing

 13:30 – 13:50

Tapping the whole talent pool - Women in Leadership
Miss Clare Marx, President, Royal College of Surgeons of England

 13:50 – 14:05

The Development of the Defence Medical Services Leadership Framework
Brigadier Martin Bricknell, Head Medical Operations and Capability, Ministry of Defence

14:05 – 14:50

Debate - Collaborative working across healthcare professional cardres: how do we meet the shared challenges of clinical leadership post Francis and Lansley?

14:50 – 15:15

Tea and coffee

15:15 – 15:30 Debate feedback
15:30 – 16:00 Clinical Leadership in Crisis – the Challenges of the Medical Director in a deployed medical facility and the medical manager with overall responsibility
Brigadier Hodgetts, Medical Director, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
Brigadier Martin Bricknell, Head Medical Operations and Capability, Ministry of Defence
16:00 – 16:10 Poster competition presentation
16:10 – 16:40 Question and Answer Panel
All speakers
16:40 - 16:55 

FMLM and the future of medical leadership
Prof Sir Neil Douglas, Chair, FMLM

16:55 – 17:00 Final remarks
Mr James Quinn, Deputy Regional Lead for Midlands and East, FMLM
17:00 – 18:30

Drinks reception

Call for abstracts

The deadline for submissions is now closed - that you to those who have submitted abstracts, the conference team wil be in contact shortly.

Registration fees

  • Places are available at discounted rates for FMLM members.
  • The event is also open to non-members.

Please ensure that you login to recieve the discounted member rate.

Membership type Fees
Qualified member £174
Trainee member £84
Student member £15
Associate/Retired member £174
Non-member £225

CPD credits

Six CPD credits will be available for attendance at this event.

Additional information

Who should attend

Open to all doctors, dentists and medical and dental students

Run by
FMLM Midland and East & Armed Forces
  • 28 October 2014
Demonstrating personal qualities, Working with others, Managing services, Improving services, Creating the vision


Whittington Barracks
WS14 9TJ
United Kingdom
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