Do you want to learn from some of the most influential leaders in intensive care? Our leadership day is packed full of great speakers from across the breadth of professions working within our community. They will be taking you through their experiences of leading through adversity and overcoming barriers that our community continues to face on a day-to-day basis.
You will also be joined by our leadership programme, LeaP3 cohort. This well-rounded study day will provide you with plenty of learning guaranteed to enhance your own leadership style.
To hear honest and inspirational stories of leadership through uncertainty
To understand the impact of uncertainty upon people’s behaviour, and ways of managing this
To reflect upon your own experience of everyday uncertainty and how you might take this forward in your leadership journey
9:30am - Welcome and introduction to the day
9:35am - Leading the Intensive Care Society through recovery - Steve Mathieu
10:20am - Break
10:30am - Clinical working during uncertainty and change from a nursing perspective - Michaela Jones
11am - Clinical working during uncertainty and change - an AHP perspective - Sarah Wallace
11:30am - Q&A panel discussion: application and common threads - Chaired by Sandy Mather
12pm - Lunch
1pm - Leadership as a new consultant - Segun Olusanya
1:30pm - What uncertainty does to the psyche - Julie Highfield
2pm - Breakout groups
2:45pm - Break
3pm - Leading the British Association of Critical Care Nurses through recovery - Nicki Credland
3:50pm - Closing remarks - Sandy Mather
£325 Non - members
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Lead Nurse Associate Director and ICS Nursing Professional Advisory Group, Chair.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist ,
Dr Julie Highfield is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Lead for Organisational Health in Adult and Paediatric Critical Care, Cardiff. She is the National Project Director for Wellbeing in the Intensive Care Society. She has a long experience of working as a psychologist in medical and health care settings and works closely with staff in their experience of working in healthcare, as well as advising managers on matters of workforce wellbeing. Julie has worked with the British Psychological Society and its Division of Clinical Psychology in Wales. She led the BPS team writing the National Guidance for Staff in the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Julie works with the Welsh Assembly Government in various projects, including as the lead for Critical Care Workforce Task and Finish Group, and Modelling for Rehabilitation for patients post COVID-19, and the Wellbeing Conversation Tool. She has a number of publications and book chapters in the field of critical care, staff wellbeing, and leadership.
ICS President and Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist,
Steve Mathieu is the President of the Intensive Care Society.
He is a Consultant in Critical Care at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and the Divisional Director for Clinical Delivery (Critical Care, Anaesthetics, Theatres, Radiology, Pharmacy, Therapies, Blood Sciences and Pathology). He was previously the Clinical Director of Critical Care when the ICU was rated outstanding in all domains by the CQC.
His previous roles for the Society include Congress Director for State of the Art (SOA), Honorary Treasurer and Council Member.
He has interests in patient and staff experience, workforce and operational strategy as well as medical education and information technology. He is a co-founder and senior editor for The Bottom Line and set up and maintains the Portsmouth ICU website.
Chief Executive, Intensive Care SocietySandy began her career as a radiographer, which led to her undertaking a PhD in Child Health. Making the decision to move away from a clinical setting, Sandy gained a wealth of experience operating at a senior management level, leading strategy and change programmes for non profit organisations and membership bodies particularly those involved in professional education, training, standards, research and international development. Sandy joined the Society in 2017.
Lead Nurse Associate Director and ICS Nursing Professional Advisory Group, Chair.,
Michaela is a Lead Nurse Associate Director for North West London Network and is the Chair of the Intensive Care Soceity's Nurse Professional Advisory Group. Michaela has worked in critical care for over three decades where much of her career has been at UCLH, Cambridge and more recently, Southampton. Michaela has always had a passion for education, training and leadership and is a member of the Critical Care Nurse Education Review Forum (CCNERF), a subgroup of Critical Care National Network Nurse Leads Forum (CC3N).
Segun is a newly appointed Intensive Care Consultant at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, with special interests in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), clinician wellbeing, point of care ultrasound, equality/diversity/inclusion, and online education. His real claim to fame is running an award winning wedding cake and confectionery business with his wife, Fehintola; he primarily functions as Chief Taster, and occasional Dish Washer.
Nurse and Reader in Critical Care and Chair of BACCN,
Nicki Credland is a Reader in Critical Care and Head of School at the University of Hull. She is a National Teaching Fellow and Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN). Her role is to provide vision, direction, leadership and to develop strategy. This involves strategic leadership at a national level, chairing the executive board and national board. She holds positions on the National Critical Care Leadership forum, UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance and the Adult Critical Care Clinical Reference Group and is a specialist advisor in critical care nursing to NHSE. Involved in national and international research and education for critical care nursing Nicki was appointed Director for Nurse Education at the NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber during the Covid pandemic.
Consultant Speech and Language Therapist,
Sarah Wallace OBE FRCSLT is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. She specialises in Critical Care and has over 30 years of clinical experience as an SLT. After training in Manchester, Sarah has worked in hospitals and Non-Government Organisations in the UK, Singapore, Grenada (WI) and Cambodia. Whilst working clinically in cardiothoracic, ECMO and general critical care in Manchester, she also teaches and conducts research internationally, focussing on laryngeal injury, dysphagia and communication issues post intubation and tracheostomy. She has over 60 publications, several top cited articles winning awards from the BMJ and the ICS. She holds expert advisor roles with the Intensive Care Society (ICS), the National Tracheostomy Safety Project and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and has contributed to many policies, guidelines and initiatives including GPICS, FEES, NCEPOD and the ICS National Rehabilitation Collaborative. Sarah is also an Associate Editor for JICS. She has pioneered new treatments for laryngeal recovery in ICU, setting up the first FEES service in Asia and the UK and supports SLT service development in the UK, Sweden and Chile.