#HCSA70 Conference: Hospital Doctors - What does the future hold?

Royal College of Physicians

12 October 2018 -

11 St Andrews Place

This one-day conference will be an educational opportunity to learn, understand and discuss the challenges facing Hospital Doctors today, and explore the potential issues and solutions of the future.

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A series of HCSA and expert guest speakers will discuss themes including:

  • Terms, conditions and contractual changes facing hospital doctors
  • The future of CEAs
  • Focus on doctor health and wellbeing
  • Workforce issues: From crunch point to sustainability
  • Learn not Blame: Achieving a cultural shift
  • Technological challenges and opportunities for the profession

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Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions as well as join group discussions around these issues.

Members and non-members of all grades are welcome. Tickets are free, but registration is essential to secure your place.

Certificates of attendance will be available for those taking study leave to attend.


09.15 Attendee check-in (beverages available)  
09.45 HCSA@70 – Conference opens Introduced by Dr Claudia Paoloni
HCSA Chair of the Executive
09.55 Presidential Address Professor Ross Welch
HCSA President
10.15 Pay and rations
Presentation and interactive session on the current and impending negotiations for Consultants, SAS Doctors, and Doctors in Training
Joe Chattin
HCSA Interim Chief Executive and acting General Secretary
11.15 Ending the blame culture
The aftermath of the Bawa-Garba case and future implications for Hospital Doctors
Dr Cicely Cunningham
Doctors Association UK #LearnNotBlame lead

Dr Danielle Griffiths
University of Sussex School of Law

Dr Richard Stacey
Medical Protection Society Head of Policy and Technical
12.15 Lunch  
13.00 Health and wellbeing
Consultant burnout – research published August 2018 in the BMJ
Dr Atir Khan & Kevin Teoh
Birkbeck College
13.45 Group discussionsplease indicate preferred group in advance  
  A. Speaking up in the NHS Jennifer Bremner & Cilinnie Ngo-Pondi
  B. Workplace bullying Rob Quick
  C. CEAs – What is to come? Joe Chattin & Andrew Jordan
  D. Doctors in training – fatigue and facilities Dr Lottie Elliott, Dr Aaron Borbora & Farah Cheema
  Tea/Coffee and Networking (beverages available during workshops)  
14.45 Challenge or opportunity?
Technology, informatics and the Hospital Doctor
Professor Jonathan Kay
Vice-chair, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

Dr Kit Latham
Co-founder, the Doctors’ Digital Collective
15.20 Address: General Secretary of the TUC
Celebrating 70 years of the NHS and HCSA
Ms Frances O’Grady
Trades Union Congress General Secretary
15.45 The changing medical workforce
Women in medicine and the gender pay gap
Professor Jane Dacre
Royal College of Physicians retiring president

– introduced by Dr Claudia Paoloni
16.25 Closing address Dr Claudia Paoloni
HCSA President-elect
16.45 Close  



How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email HCSA70@hcsa.com with any queries about the conference.

Will there be a certificate of attendance available?
Yes, attendees will be able to receive a certificate of attendance to assist in claims for study leave.

Can any doctor attend?
Yes, all hospital doctors of any grade, whether HCSA members or not, are invited to attend this event. However, pre-registration via Eventbrite is required.

Can I just turn up on the day?
Currently we anticipate that only those who register via Eventbrite will be able to attend. Should that change, then we will post details accordingly on the HCSA website and social media channels.

Contact: - 01256771777 - HCSA70@hcsa.com

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/47984402640