Time Management for Doctors:
A practical toolkit for taking control

22 November 2017  |  London

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Early bird ends 11 Oct 2017


In this brand new, up to date and practical course our expert trainers will take you through a toolkit for taking back control when dealing with an increasingly challenging workload in a highly stressful environment. We will look at both practical tools which you can use to manage your time, delegate and plan as well as behavioural changes you can make to feel more confident in asserting yourself, delegating and negotiating and influencing. The aim of the course is to give you the skills to build resilience, effectively manage your workload and give the best care to your patients while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


 CPD certificate of attendance

Dedicated Q&A with the experts

Networking breaks giving you the opportunity to discuss key topics with your peers

Access to expert speakers

Teaching will be in small groups of up to 25 people and will be tailored to the individual needs of those in the room

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning


Delegate Fees

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early birdFull Fee
BMA member: Doctor£149£199
Doctor (standard)£249£299
BMA Member: GP trainee / Recently qualified £99£149
GP trainee / Recently qualified / Nurses £149£199

Prices are per delegate, per day.
If you are having difficulty booking online, you can also register by:
Phone | 0207 111 1105     Post | Download a postal booking form and returning it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


Audience: All grades

  • Wednesday 22 November
  • 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • BMA House, Tavistock Square,
    London, WC1H 9JR


Time     Topics to be covered
09:30 - 10:30Opening session
Aims and objectives for the course
10:30 - 11:30Refreshments
11:00 - 13:00Time management
In small groups of 25 people maximum, this interactive workshop will cover:
- From time-management to self-management
- Exploring your time management challenges
- Time for a self-audit: how are you currently using your time?
- Helping/hindering attitudes and behaviours: the psychology of time management
- What and how are you going to change – taking a step-wise approach:
• Short term horizons – clear the backlog
• Medium term horizons – personal modifications
• Long term horizons – influencing beyond you

- Summary of practical tools and techniques
- Personal action plans
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
After the lunch break you will have the chance to pick from one of the following workshops to further build on your time management skills. All sessions will be in groups of up to 25 and the sessions tailored to your personal needs.
14:00 - 15:45Breakout 1: Stress management
This session will cover:
- Defining and recognising stress; stress vs pressure
- Self-awareness – what are your flash points? Self-reflection
- What are your stress responses?
- Sources and causes of stress
- Managing stress response:
> SELF – choosing/changing your emotional and behavioural responses, developing coping mechanisms
> OTHERS/ENVIRONMENT – take control and change/influence
- Pulling on your own resources – how can your abilities alleviate the stress
- Evaluating other support available
- Personal action plans

14:00 - 15:45Breakout 2: Patient management
This session will cover:
- Ingredients of a successful doctor-patient interaction – what is happening when it all goes well?
- Where the interaction falters: identifying the contributing factors
- Increase your self-awareness: where are your emotions and what are your judgements?
- Take control: pro-active and re-active management of the situation
- Exploring patient interactions across different branches of practice – similarities and differences
- Sharing effective practices - what can we learn from each other?
- Personal action plan
14:00 - 15:45Breakout 3: Assertiveness, Delegating, Negotiatingt
This session will cover:
- Defining assertive behaviour and differentiating from passivity, aggression, passive aggression
- Where and why do we find it challenging to be assertive – identify barriers, internal and external
- How would being more assertive help you?
- Successes and challenges with delegation: what stops us from delegating?
- Motivating colleagues: using theory to galvanise desired action
- Influencing techniques
- The language of negotiation
- Delivering a win-win outcome
- Summary of practical tools and techniques
- Personal action plans
14:00 - 15:45Breakout 4: Planning and organisation
This session will cover:
- When and how do you plan? What is working, what isn’t working
- Barriers to effective planning
- Carving out the time and space to plan
- Creating personal efficiencies, reducing waste
- Planning and prioritising: techniques
- Creating your own efficient systems
- Summary of practical tools and techniques
- Personal action plans
15:45 - 16:00Refreshments
15:25 - 15:45Closing session
Reflections on the day and summary of outcomes in plenary:
- Shared and differing experiences/perspectives
- Emerging good practice
> More effective self-management
> Maximising your powers of influence
> Refocus on self-care
- Address challenges anticipated
- Post-course support and networking

Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course

 Dr Juber Hafijid

Dr Juber Hafijid

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon, BMI The Chaucer Hospital, Spencer Private Hospitals, One Ashford Hospital, Kent

Dr Juber Hafiji is a Consultant Dermatologist and Specialist Dermatological Surgeon.  He completed his dermatology training in Cambridge, UK where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery.  He then went onto complete the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery Fellowship in New Zealand, making him the only American College of Mohs surgery accredited surgeon in Kent.  As Surgical Lead at East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Hafiji has driven change in enhancing the skin cancer service to improve the overall patient experience.  Dr Hafiji works full time in the private sector in Kent at the BMI Chaucer Hospital, Spencer Private Hospitals and The One Ashford Hospital.  He has also set up a new Community Dermatology Services in East Kent including Teledermatology bringing care closer to home.

He is an active member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Society for Dermatological Surgery and is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally.
His main clinical interests are in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.  His main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results.  Dr Hafiji is a leading expert in Mohs micrographic surgery – the Gold Standard treatment for treating many skin cancers.
Dr Alison Uriel, MBBS, MRCP, DTM&H

Dr Alison Uriel, MBBS, MRCP, DTM&H

Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, North Manchester General Hospital

Infectious Diseases
Dr Uriel qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, London, undergoing specialty registrar training at the Infectious Diseases Units at Dundee and Manchester. In 2002 she joined the Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, working on numerous HCV, HBV and HIV/HCV clinical research protocols, including novel ‘small molecule’ drugs for HCV. Returning to Manchester in 2009, she remains involved in trials of new HIV and viral hepatitis therapies. Her interests include improving screening for HCV and HBV in high risk communities, and she is a member of the ‘Greater Manchester Viral Hepatitis Strategy: Migrants and Ethnic Groups’ sub group.

Dr Patrick Kennedy

Dr Patrick Kennedy

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Hepatologist, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Patrick Kennedy is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Hepatologist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. His research in immune mediated liver damage and progressive liver disease, particularly in viral hepatitis is known internationally. He is widely published in the field of hepatology; he has produced novel work redefining disease categorisation and investigating the role of individualised treatment strategies for chronic hepatitis B virus.

He has a special interest in liver disease in young people and runs a dedicated young adult hepatology clinic at The Royal London. In addition, he has a specialist expertise in liver disease in elite sports people including working with premiership football clubs and managing viral hepatitis in professional athletes. He is a member of the viral hepatitis clinical guideline committee for NICE and provides expert opinion for the United Kingdom Advisory Panel on blood-borne viruses.
 Justin Zaman

Justin Zaman

Consultant Cardiologist, James Paget University Hospital

Justin Zaman is a Consultant Cardiologist at the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. He is Consultant Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Anglia Network, and Associate Editor for EHJ-QCCO. He qualified in 1997 from University College London Medical School, and trained in Cardiology in Cambridge, Norwich and UCLH. He has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Epidemiology from University College London. He won the Berkeley Fellowship in 2009 to undertake a research fellowship at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney.

Dr Mark Holland

Dr Mark Holland

Consultant Acute Physician, University Hospital of South Manchester

Managing the critically ill elderly patient on the ward
Dr Mark Holland qualified from St.George’s Medical School in 1988.  He then trained in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in East London. He was appointed as a Consultant Geriatrician in 1999 at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. In 2004, his Clinical Director and asked him to run the MAU. Dr Holland immediately agreed and now, almost ten years later, he is still working at the frontline. The MAU is now called the AMU and the politics of how they practice changes every day. His passion is to develop an AMU for patients where safety and quality of care are priority. Dr Holland is currently the Vice-President of the Society for Acute Medicine.

 Dr Muhunthan Thillai

Dr Muhunthan Thillai

Consultant Physician, Papworth NHS Trust
Muhunthan Thillai is a Chest Physician within the Interstitial Lung Diseases Unit in Cambridge and has a specific interest in sarcoidosis. He was previously a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow which allowed him to undertake three years of scientific research into sarcoidosis, culminating in a PhD from Imperial College London. He has been awarded a number of clinical and research prizes from societies including the Eastern Thoracic Society, Imperial College London and the National Heart and Lung Institute. He is the editor of five books, has written numerous book chapters and research papers and has given presentations at several international scientific meetings.
Dr Tahseen Chowdhury

Dr Tahseen Chowdhury

Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Barts Health NHS Trust
Dr Tahseen Chowdhury is a diabetes clinician in the department of diabetes and metabolism at the Royal London Hospital, in the East End of London. He runs a large specialist diabetes and metabolism unit, dealing with diabetes particularly among the Bangladeshi community of Tower Hamlets. Dr Chowdhury has a research and clinical interest in diabetes in South Asians, and has authored over 150 publications, including books entitled Diabetes in South Asian people: Explained and Diabetes Management in Clinical Practice. He qualified from the University of Birmingham and trained in Birmingham and Manchester, before becoming a consultant physician in 2000.

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