‘Leadership in healthcare today is not simply at a managerial and director’s level, it is the ability to stand up for what is right, defend the profession and put forward a different way of thinking.’
This was a key learning point from the Council of Deans of Health Student Leadership Programme July 2018 conference.
Four students from the University of Plymouth want to share this learning with a wider healthcare student population and drive forward the momentum created from the programme.
All students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions (including radiography, orthoptics, physiotherapy, dietetics, paramedicine, occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry, operating department practice, speech and language therapy) from South West universities are invited to register for the first South West Regional Student Leadership Conference, at the University of Plymouth campus. It is free to register, and there are 200 funded places up for grabs, not including travel to Plymouth.
During the day you will hear from healthcare professionals with both typical and atypical leadership journeys, engage in interprofessional workshops and have the opportunity to visit stalls from South West NHS trusts and unions.
- Sarah Tobin, University of Plymouth
- Professor Sara Demain, University of Plymouth
- Andrea-Lorien Stebbings, University of Plymouth
- Carrie Biddle, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Joel Cutter, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
- David Thomas, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
- Cathy Regan, Impress for Success
- plus students: Peta Temple and Scott Adams (University of Plymouth) and Samuel Richards (Swansea University).
Students from the University of Plymouth (School of Nursing and Midwifery or School of Health Professions): You are permitted up to 37.5 hours as extra-curricular activity. If you are in practice you need agreement from your mentor, if during theory then agreement from your personal tutor.
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