Workshops

Coaching and Mentoring Workshop

Thursday 6th June 2019
11.00 - 12.30

Lead: Nancy Redfern, Sheffield

This workshop reviews what mentoring is and how people use it to further their careers and improve their wellbeing.  Participants will be introduced to a mentoring framework and have the opportunity to practice some skills used by mentors.

Numbers are limited to 24. Participants will receive course notes and a CPD Certificate.

Supplementary Fee for attendance: £30.00 for delegates attending as a day delegate (Thursday) or the full APAGBI Conference

Registration Fee for those attending the Workshop only: £60.00 and not participating in the APAGBI Conference on the Thursday.

Nancy RedfernNancy Redfern. My interests include wellbeing, mentoring, leadership and medical education. I've been a consultant anaesthetist in Newcastle for 31 years and am Vice President of the Association of Anaesthetists. 
Currently I co-lead the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow's mentor development programme and run programmes for the Association for Anaesthetists.  I am part of the joint AAGBI RCoA and FICM fatigue group, working to improve understanding and management of shift work related fatigue.

Resilience Workshop

Thursday 6th June 2019
14.30 – 16.00

Lead: Martin Billington, Sheffield

Summary of the workshop- We will look at ways in which stress impacts on us in and outside of work. We will explore strategies to enable us to thrive as well as survive at work. Resilience has become an unpopular word for some, however there are new skills and approaches we can all learn to aid our well being in the context of increasingly challenging work situations.

Numbers are limited to 24. Participants will receive course notes and a CPD Certificate.

Supplementary Fee for attendance: £30.00 for delegates attending as a day delegate (Thursday) or the full APAGBI Conference

Registration Fee for those attending the Workshop only: £60.00 and not participating in the APAGBI Conference on the Thursday.

Martin BillingtonI have worked as a GP for 15 years and I am also involved in undergraduate teaching at Sheffield Medical School. I have an interest in Mental Health and the impacts of stressful work situations on health professionals. I have delivered workshops exploring resilience to doctors and medical students.

QI:  to deliver the practical side of actually how to bring in QI projects

Friday 7th June 2019
14.00 - 15.30

Lead: Duncan Miller, Sheffield
Faculty: Tom Downs, Sheffield and Jude Stone, Sheffield

Improvement science and the paediatric anaesthetist – is this REALLY relevant?

This interactive workshop connects the theory of quality improvement with the reality of your workplace.
Through a combination of learning, seeing and fun activities, you will recognise that the skills of improvement science can create high value healthcare in the theatre environment.

*Disclaimer: this workshop is highly unsuitable for the uncompetitive paediatric anaesthetist*

Numbers are limited to 30. Participants will receive course notes and a CPD Certificate.

Supplementary Fee for attendance: £30.00 for delegates attending as a day delegate (Friday) or the full APAGBI Conference

Registration Fee for those attending the Workshop only: £60.00 and not participating in the APAGBI Conference on the Friday.

Duncan MillerDr Duncan Miller MBChB FRCA PGDipQI is a Consultant Anaesthetist and the Clinical Lead for the Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He was a quality improvement and leadership fellow at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in 2014 and has continued coaching, teaching and lecturing since. Duncan Miller is an experienced coach of microsystems and has worked in adult and paediatric clinical teams to deliver high value healthcare.


Tom DownesTom Downes is a Quality Improvement Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His main interest is the knowledge of transformative redesign of complex healthcare systems to achieve exceptional levels of performance.
Tom completed medical training at Guy's Hospital, London in 1993. In 2003, he was appointed Consultant Geriatrician to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and earned his MBA from Nottingham University Business School. He completed his MPH at Harvard University in 2011.
In 2005, Tom reviewed national best practice of transitional medical care and his recommendations resulted in the appointment of community geriatricians to bridge the gap between acute and community care. In 2008, he developed a patient-centered redesign of Sheffield's Intermediate Care service. Over the past 2 years, Tom has team coached a redesign of acute geriatric hospital care in Sheffield – using a methodology translated from Toyota, the team designed and launched a 7 day consultant led multidisciplinary Frailty Unit achieving a significant mortality reduction and 20% reduction in bed usage.
Tom teaches industrial process design and organizational structure to achieve continuous improvement. In his role as Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement in one of the UK’s largest integrated healthcare organizations, Tom now focuses on the translation of improvement science into healthcare to achieve interprofessional clinician engagement and build improvement capability within the workforce. He holds several grants including a Shared Purpose grant from The Health Foundation which has created a partnership between The Dartmouth Institute (USA) and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to develop the Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy.


Jude StoneJude is the Continuous Improvement Manager at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, supporting teams and individuals with improvement work. This involves encouraging and supporting our network of coaches across the city, teaching Quality Improvement to all staff groups.  He is also leading complex service redesign projects.
He is a graduate of MCA Cohort 1, a member of the MCA Faculty and the lead coach for Sheffield Children’s.
Previously Jude has been an Improvement Facilitator at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals working with outpatient departments and coached in Urology and Weston Park
Jude led service redesign for new build projects at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

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