Tuesday, 1 June 2010

NW NHS leadership awards ceremony - 26th May 2010

Last week I was part of the Question and Answer panel at the NW NHS leadership awards ceremony at The Palace Hotel in Manchester. http://www.principal-hayley.com/venues-and-hotels/the-palace-hotel
The day was run by the efficient Cynergy team http://www.cynergy.co.uk/index.php 

See the event details here http://www.nwacademy.nhs.uk/celebratingleadership.html 

The fellow speakers on the Q and A panel were:-

Helen Bevan, Director of Service Transformation at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. 

Professor Robert Harris, Director of Commissioning, East of England SHA

Mike Farrar, Chief Executive, NHS Northwest

Ross Baglin, Director of Leadership, Department of Health

Andrea Sutcliffe, CEO, Appointments Commission

We had an audience of around 350 NHS NW leaders. I shall link the reports from the events which I am sure will follow!

My main points were about using 'small' ways to make big changes and I also felt I wanted to thank everyone - often patients use such opportunities to complain and moan but I find a postive approach is far more helpful and motivating.

We had a brilliant presentation by Paul Redmond, Head of Careers and Employability Service, University of Liverpool. ttp://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/festival/09/index_F2F151E503B149EC974B84E19065B179.htm 
He spoke about the different generations at work and the challenge of leadership.
 I would recommend him for any event!

After a lovely lunch I had to leave early to catch my flight to Italy ... more later!

Elaine Hanzak


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