What to expect

What we will give to you

We will facilitate attendance at monthly JDB meetings. Members’ educational supervisors can be contacted by email by Jon Cooper (director for postgraduate medical education) highlighting the importance of being released from clinical duties for two hours a month to attend meetings, unless they are scheduled to be on call.

We will provide an educational component to meetings. To date, examples of this include:

  • Yvette Oade (Chief Medical Officer) and Stuart Haines (General Manager) explaining the structure of LTHT and how trainees fit in
  • Phil Ayres (Associate Medical Director/Responsible Officer) talking about how trainees can develop leadership skills during training
  • Graham Johnson (Associate Medical Director for Workforce) discussing how the junior doctor contract may influence future rotas, and possible directions for the future hospital workforce
  • Alison Cracknell (Lead for Patient Safety) discussing quality improvement at LTHT
  • Anna Winfield (Patient Safety Manager) discussing opportunities for trainees at LTHT
  • Sam Khan (acute medicine consultant) talking to us about resilience, a key leadership skill
  • James Storey discussing the importance of considering human factors in QI
  • Julian Hartley (Chief Exec) talking to us about how and why he is where he is
  • David Welch (CEO Leeds Cares) talking about the role of the charity and how they can help us

We will offer quality improvement and management opportunities to JDB members

We will provide experience of shadowing, or working with managers to JDB members

We will offer the opportunity to meet senior managers within the trust

We will offer members the opportunity to participate in the projects that the JDB undertakes

We will provide support for any projects you’d like to undertake or initiate

What we would like from you

We expect members to attend monthly meetings or give apologies if they are unable to intend, seeking out a colleague who can attend in their place where possible.

We expect members to maintain good communication with the group and participate in group discussions and projects.

We expect members to gain some experience of management e.g. shadowing managers/clinical directors, attending trust meetings etc.

We expect members to help promote quality improvement projects and training opportunities within the trust, actively participating and supporting projects within their CSU.