Making Life Work Better

Making Life Work Better

12 September 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • Please Note

    The first 50 College members to book will receive a special rate of £25. Please note these spaces are limited on a first come first served basis.

    Emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, vicarious trauma, and low sense of personal achievement are all factors which contribute to burnout, intent to leave, ill health and workplace error, not to mention the negative effects upon our personal and professional relationships.

    Healthcare professionals increasingly reports such symptoms, and indeed, the GMC National Training Survey 2018, noted that 1 in 4 trainees, and 1 in 5 medical trainers reported features of burnout.

    ’Making Life Work Better’ aims to be an impactful and entertaining one day conference, which addresses areas where we can all make a difference to our own health and wellbeing in the workplace, and that of our colleagues.

    It shall build upon the success of our 2018 event, with a focus on how fostering a ‘well’ workplace culture, has a direct effect on patient safety and quality of care.

    It promises to be an impactful programme which leaves attendees inspired to make changes within their own organisations.

    We very much look forward to welcoming you there.


    Suitable for:

    • SAS Grade Physicians
    • Medical Consultants
    • Other Physicians
    • Surgeons Outside the UK
    • Surgical Specialty Trainees
    • SAS Grade Surgeons
    • Surgical Consultants
    • Other Surgeons
    • Dental Care Professionals
    • Dentists Outside the UK
    • Dental Foundation / Vocational / Core Trainees
    • Primary Care / General Dental Practitioners
    • Dental Specialists / Consultants
    • Travel Medicine Nurses
    • Travel Healthcare Professionals
    • Travel Medicine Doctors
    • Podiatrists
    • Specialist Podiatrists
    • Advanced Podiatrists and Consultants
  • 12 September

    Registration, tea and coffee

    12 September

    Welcome and Introduction

    Prof Jackie Taylor President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Dr Joanna Kerr Clinical Fellow Emergency Medicine NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    12 September

    Ensuring doctors’ mental health in the UK

    Prof Michael West Professor of Organizational Psychology Lancaster University Management School

    12 September

    Putting People at the Heart of Leadership

    Dr David Caesar Head of Leadership and Talent Management, Scottish Government Health Workforce, Leadership & Service Reform Directorate.

    12 September

    Human factors for healthcare professionals - the art of applying common sense

    Prof Peter Brennan Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon Honorary Professor of Surgery Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

    12 September

    Session 1 Questions

    12 September

    Morning Break

    12 September

    Safety-II needs you

    Dr Neil Spenceley Consultant Paediatric Intensivist Greater Glasgow and Clyde National Lead for Paediatric Patient Safety

    12 September

    Lifestyle medicine


    12 September

    Sports psychology in the work place

    Dr Simon Petrie Chartered Psychologist

    12 September

    Session 2 Questions

    12 September


    12 September

    The best medicine

    Dr Michael Murray Consultant Neuroanaesthetist NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    12 September

    Professional behaviours and patient safety

    Nicola Cotter Head of Scotland Office General Medical Council

    12 September

    Changing Culture in Healthcare

    Mr Simon Fleming Orthopaedic Registrar Past President of BOTA

    12 September

    Peer Support

    Dr Hans Hartung, Consultant Respiratory Physician, and Dr Julie Gordon, Emergency Department Consultant University Hospital Crosshouse

    12 September

    Resilience within the Emergency Department: the fight against Burnout and PTSD

    Dr Jennifer Megson-Gray Principal Clinical Psychologist, The Anchor - Glasgow Psychological Trauma Service

    12 September

    Return to work after a leave of absence


    12 September

    Session 3 Questions

    12 September

    Afternoon Refreshment Break

    12 September

    Sport in Medicine - Sport is Medicine

    Dr Jonny Gordon Consultant in Emergency Medicine, QEUH Glasgow Team Doctor with the Scottish FA Mens A Football team

    12 September

    ‘You have the Helm!’ Realistic Medicine: Making waves, exploring ownership and discovering the Leader within

    Dr Alastair Ireland Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary ; Clinical Lead, Realistic Medicine, NHS GGC

    12 September

    Session 4 Questions

    12 September

    Close and Thank You

    Dr Joanna Kerr Clinical Fellow Emergency Medicine NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    12 September

    Refreshments and Networking
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £25
    Non-Member Registrations £40
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


Closing date: 11 September 2019

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