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Leadership, Management and engagement - unlocking quality care for all

Date Wednesday 3 February 2016
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Type Conference
Venue RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
CPD 6 hours subject to peer group review
Audience This course is for any psychiatrist who would like to develop their leadership and management skills.
Fee £150
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Course outline

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With an engaging and informative agenda, this conference provides College members with a unique opportunity to hear and learn from well renowned leaders in healthcare. In a series of lectures and workshops, the day has been designed to focus on important issues in leadership, engagement and quality improvement. Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn about and explore personal leadership development. With such distinguished speakers sharing their knowledge and experience in leadership, this conference promises to be an informative and inspiring day.

Speakers include

  • Professor Fiona Mason, Chief Medical Officer, St Andrew’s Healthcare, Northampton; Associate Registrar for Leadership and Management, RCPsych
  • Dr Adrian James, College Registrar, RCPsych
  • Clare Allen, CA People
  • Dr Peter Lees, Medical Director of the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management
  • Dr Mary-Jane Tacchi, Consultant Psychiatrist, Deputy Medical Director, Education Lead for Leadership and Management Committee
  • Leslie Ross, Director of Business change and IT, St Andrew’s Healthcare
  • Dr Amar Shah, Associate Medical Director, East London NHS Foundation Trust                     



Please note that accommodation is not booked via the RCPsych, and that participants are asked to make their own arrangements. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College. Here are the best ways to find them:

N.B. You may find discounted rates available on these hotels using price comparison sites such as Late Rooms ( and DHR (


Venue & Travel

The venue address is as follows: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. For detailed directions and a map please click here.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.


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Cancellation policy


Introduction to the Leadership and Management Committee 

Dr Fiona Mason

Welcome from the Associate Registrar for Leadership and Management

Dr Fiona Mason, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer St Andrew’s Healthcare:

"As the Associate Registrar for Leadership and Management, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to these web pages.

"Psychiatric leadership is fundamental to services, and to ensuring safety, clinical effectiveness and improved patient experience.

"I am clear that psychiatrists need to be involved in service management and development, thus improving health for all. I’m therefore thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the development of leadership and management across all specialities and grades within psychiatry. In my role at the College I will be focussing on key areas including education, networks and comprehensive membership engagement. I would welcome your thoughts and ideas, and look forward to meeting many of you at the forthcoming events we have planned."

Please contact us for further information.

Dr Laurence Mynors-Wallis, RegistrarDr Laurence Mynors-Wallis, College Registrar; Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust:

"All psychiatrists should play an important leadership role in their teams and organisations.  Leadership is about setting high standards, motivating and supporting colleagues and delivering high quality care for our patients.

The most successful medical organisations are those in which doctors take clear leadership roles."

Dr Sandeep Ranote is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist leading young people's eating disorder services and Associate Medical Director at 5 Boroughs partnership NHS Foundation trust.

Dr Sandeep Ranote

She developed and leads the award winning medical skin camouflage service for mental health in partnership with Changing faces charity.

She is Strategic Clinical Network lead for CAMHS (NHS England), sits on the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Eating Disorder Faculty, is a professional media contributor for the charity BEAT and a regular contributor to mental health and arts charity magazine 'reflections' and 'medical woman' magazine.

She mentors and coaches doctors and supports the women in leadership agenda nationally through her role within the Leadership and Management Committee at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

She was part of the ministerial task-force for CAMHS ( Future in Mind, 2015 ) and is a contributing author to the forthcoming Royal College of Psychiatrists' book 'The Female Mind '.

Sandeep was awarded a fellowship of The Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2014 for contributions to CAMHS.

Follow her on twitter: @DrSRanote.


Dr Paula Murphy works as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist / Lead Psychiatrist for the women’s service, at St Andrew’s. 

Dr Paula MurphyHer interests include clinical leadership and mental health policy/research.  She was a ‘Prepare to Lead’ candidate  in 2010/11, a scheme aimed at preparing doctors for leadership roles, and completed a Masters degree in Public Health and Health Services Management at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2012.  

She was a NICE Scholar in 2014/15 and completed an improvement project related to NICE guidance. 

She is currently co-editing a handbook on Clinical Leadership and Management for Oxford University Press, in association with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.   She is a member of the Forensic Faculty Executive Committee, Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Jon Goldin portrait

Dr Jon Goldin BSc (Hons) MB ChB DCH FRCPsych is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.

He has been Head of Service on the Mildred Creak Unit for the past twelve years and is Lead Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (DCAMH).Dr Goldin is Joint Training Programme Director for the Great Ormond Street/Royal London Higher Training Scheme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also an Elected Member of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Executive at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Goldin specialises in children’s inpatient work, particularly in severe psychosomatic conditions and early-onset eating disorders, and has published and taught widely in these fields. He also has an interest in paediatric liaison and in individual and family psychotherapeutic approaches to emotional and behavioural difficulties in childhood.


Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management


The College is working closely with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM). FMLM is a UK-wide organisation that aims to promote the advancement of medical leadership, management and quality improvement at all stages of the medical career for the benefit of patients.

Below is their message to the RCPsych:

'Join us to professionalise medical leadership and management for better patient care

Doctors have a long and proud history of defining and expecting high clinical standards as well as establishing the necessary systems of training and development that have led to massive benefits for patients.


In a recent article, Peter Lees, Medical Director at the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), announced:  “It is now time to recognise the value that medical leadership can add to that history and support all doctors to equip themselves with the leadership skills necessary for their various roles in complex and challenging systems.”


FMLM, established by all medical royal colleges and faculties in the UK, champions leadership development and training for all medical grades and specialties. As part of the effort to serve our membership, one of the key FMLM activities in 2014 will be seven regional conferences to engage members locally. A major topic of consultation at these events will be the medical leadership standards being established by FMLM this year.


All doctors, dentists and medical and dental students are invited to participate in these events taking place across the UK between September and November 2014 and the annual national conference in February 2015. These events will provide an opportunity to learn from experts in management and leadership, share experience and know-how, network and engage in discussions about professionalising medical leadership and management to deliver better healthcare outcomes for patients in the UK. Regional and annual conference places are available at discounted rates for FMLM members and associates.


We are constantly reminded of the huge challenges facing our healthcare system and those worldwide. There’s a growing recognition that medical leadership and management is part of the solution. Your support is hugely important so please join FMLM’s 2000 strong membership, take advantage of the many member benefits and add your voice to ours!'


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Dr Lesley Thoms is a FMLM clinical fellow who has recently started working at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and St Andrew's Healthcare. Her role will be to help promote medical leadership and management within psychiatry.