Guest Speakers

Building on the success of our ACE event in 2019 we have asked a few familiar faces to return and some new ones to join us.


The Art of Brilliance

Mike Martin

Thu, 26 May 2022, 14:00 – 15:15

Mike is an experienced leader with a strong track record of delivering transformational change in organisations. He’s properly clever [Physics degree, post-grad Biz Psychology, life-coach, NLP, Thought Pattern management, etc] but don’t let that put you off. Mike’s real quality is his disarming niceness, cracking sense of humour and an ever-so-slightly maverick approach to helping individuals and teams become the best they can be.

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Safety, Appreciation, and Just and Learning Culture

Suzette Woodward

Tue, 24 May 2022, 12:30 – 14:00

Suzette Woodward has spent her life working in the NHS; first as a paediatric intensive care nurse and then for the last two decades as a patient safety specialist. A former executive board director at the National Patient Safety Agency and the NHS Litigation Authority, she is currently leading the Sign up to Safety campaign for the NHS in England. Suzette has an MSc in clinical risk and a doctorate in patient safety implementation.

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Civility on Healthcare

Chris Turner

Thu, 5 May 2022, 12:00 – 13:30

When we condone rudeness in our teams, we accept poorer outcomes for our patients. Everything we do for our patients requires teamwork.

It may come as no surprise by now, that good teams perform better and this leads to better outcomes. We often think about what makes a good team; clear roles, good communication, a shared vision or goal come to mind easily. But how often do we consider the team culture in that? Feeling valued and respected as part of the team - do these matter?

Incivility can be anything ranging from rude or unsociable speech or behaviour. Importantly, it is as interpreted by the recipient.

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Compassionate Leadership

Michael West

Wed, 11 & 17 May 2022, 13:00 – 14:30

Michael West will talk for 45 mins about 4 themes: Compassionate leadership, Wellbeing, Team Working and Self Compassion followed 35/40mins Q&As from panel. Audience questions are invited through the chat function.

"Those who work in health and social care give inspiring support for the health, happiness and well-being of all – communities, societies and nations. Yet their workplaces often harm their own health and well-being, affecting care quality, motivation, patient satisfaction and corroding cultures of compassion...It is a call for leaders to nurture compassion within themselves and across health and social care institutions, to support healthier and happier institutions and communities. It challenges leaders at every level to have the courage and authenticity to embody compassion in their leadership now and for the long-term future."

Book here 11th May

Book here 17th May

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