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Round-up from Leaders in Healthcare conference

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5977 (Published 08 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5977
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Last week doctors from across the profession gathered for the Leaders in Healthcare 2016 conference in Liverpool, organised by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and The BMJ. Here is our summary of the conference’s highlights

Seniors must stop discouraging trainees from taking on leadership roles

The behaviour of some senior NHS managers and clinicians towards junior doctors who want to take on leadership roles is unacceptable, the chief executive of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management said.

Opening the Leaders in Healthcare 2016 conference on Tuesday 1 November, Peter Lees said that some senior staff members would not support their junior colleagues. He said, “As Sir Bruce Keogh said in his famous review of 2013, [junior doctors] are the clinical leaders of today. Bruce also urged us to harness the energy and creativity of 55 000 young doctors, which makes so …

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