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Management skills for radiologists 2023 - winter course

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Course created and led by:
Dr Qaiser Malik

Dr Qaiser Malik is a consultant MSK radiologist and Clinical Director of Radiology at Mid and South Essex NHS Trust and the lead medical appraiser for Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital.

Dr Malik graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer for University College London Medical School and the Clinical Lead for the East 2 Imaging Network. Qaiser also served on the RCR’s Scientific Programme Committee for seven years and was previously the RCR Newsletter editor for two years.

Dr Malik has a keen interest in musculoskeletal MRI and ultrasound (US), including US-guided procedures. He also specialises in imaging and treating sports injuries and has been involved in the care of elite athletes.

Dr Malik's tenure as Medical Director, Membership and Business at the RCR is 2023-2026.

Course description

This course will comprise of three modules, delivered across three weeks:

  • Module 1: Thursday 16 November, 09:00-13:00, online, live and on demand
  • Module 2: Thursday 23 November, recordings will be released and accessed through the RCR e-learning hub
  • Module 3: Thursday 30 November, full day event held in the College building, no online attendance.

For existing and aspiring clinical leaders and directors in radiology. The course has been designed to provide essential management tools to run an efficient and effective department. The course will include:

  • An update on the current thinking in radiology management including a GIRFT and RCR updates (incorporating the recent RCR census).
  • Pre-recorded lectures will focus on the business as usual aspects of managing a busy radiology service, including job planning and business case writing.
  • An update on appraisal and revalidation, with a focus on supporting doctors in difficulty.
  • A full day, in person module delivering workshop based sessions with real case studies to highlight some novel ways of structuring healthcare systems driving innovation and efficiency with increased safety and better outcomes for patients.

We will be providing delegates with the opportunity to interact online before and during the course.  Ice breaker exercises and pre-module reading will all be part of the course and will contribute to the CPD credits.

Delegates must participate in all parts of the course in order to receive the full CPD credit allocation.

Course objectives

  • Effectiveness and efficiency in a radiology department
  • Affecting and sustaining transformation
  • Update on GIRFT and RCR
  • The ‘nuts and bolts’ of being a Clinical Director - including job planning and business case writing. 
  • Update on networks and Community Diagnostic Hubs
  • Strategic thinking to make change happen 
  • Update on appraisal and revalidation

Module 1 Thursday 16 November, 09:00-13:00

This session will be delivered online and we encourage you to attend live so that you have the opportunity to pose questions directly to our faculty. 

09:00-09:05Welcome and introduction to the courseDr Qaiser Malik, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
09:05-10:00Radiology network update featuring efficiency and effectivenessDr Qaiser Malik, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
10:00-10:55Future service delivery Dr Richard Goodwin, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
10:55-11:15Comfort break
11:15-12:05Education from a management perspectiveDr Stephen Harden, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
12:05-12:55The Royal College of Radiologists and GIRFT updateDr Katharine Halliday, The Royal College of Radiologists
12:55-13:00Summary and what's nextDr Qaiser Malik, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Module 2: On-demand content - Available on the RCR e-learning hub from Thursday 23 November

The pre-recorded sessions in module 2 will be available to view on the RCR e-learning hub for you to view at your leisure and will include:

Appraisal and revalidationBlake Dobson, The General Medical Council
Job planningDr Qaiser Malik, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Business case writingDr Stephen Griffiths, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Management - hints, tips and pitfallsDr Charles House, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Time managementTBC

Module 3: Managing technology adoption and lean working workshops, Thursday 30 November, 09:30-16:30

Please note the final module will be a full day in-person course held at the Royal College of Radiologists.  There will be no virtual option to attend this module.

Managing technology adoption
Led by: Professor Richard Bonner.

Learning outcomes

  • The different types of change needed to introduce new technology
  • The structures and behaviours needed to support new technology adoption
  • Optimising and embedding new technology

Delegates will be provided with a copy of a Harvard case at least 10 days before the session and they will be required to read this before attending the session.  There will be lecture content, a review of the case, and case discussions in break out groups.  There will be regular breaks throughout the session delivery.

Lean working
Led by: Dr Bilal Wahid, London North West University Hospital Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Qaiser Malik, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Learning outcomes

  • Introductory appreciation for Lean methods that help us to become teams, departments, and organisations that apply learning over successive cycles of change (knowing when to adopt, adapt, and abandon).
  • How to demonstrate the need for change and engage key stakeholders, using data. The importance of using robust measures and measurement, types of variation and why the goal is to understand special causes of variation 
  • Through practical exercises, experience how methods introduced can hinder/promote creative problem solving.

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