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Past Webinars

Series One

Mental Health Awareness & The Walton Health & Wellbeing Project - 1 Hour CPD

This webinar discussed:

  • Why people hide mental health issues and the stigma that’s attached to these type of problems (introducing The Green Ribbon Campaign)
  • The creation of the health and wellbeing team at Walton and the impact it’s had
  • The importance of health and wellbeing within theatre during the current COVID19 pandemic and initiatives the Walton Project has introduced.

The webinar was led by Oliver Tierney, who started in the NHS in 1999 at the Liverpool Royal Hospital, qualifying as an Operating Department Practitioner in 2008. Post qualification, he worked at the Liverpool Heart and Chest for 5 years moving to The Walton Centre in 2013. Oliver became a Band 6 Clinical Skills Facilitator in 2015 and then in 2017 became a Band 7 Practice Education Facilitator. Throughout his career he has always had a passion for education and won The Walton Centre “Best Contribution to Education” award in 2016. Oliver has recently become an accredited Applied Human Factors Trainer and qualified Workplace Mediator.

You can watch this webinar here.

Walk In My Shoes, It's Not As Easy As You Think - A Mental Health Patient's Story - 1 Hour CPD

With over 28 years experience in perioperative care and using staff learning from a never event, Maxine Page speaks about the experience of a mental health patient undergoing elective surgery. This webinar will:

  • Provide an insight on how hospital processes can affect a patient.
  • Provide practical guidance on how to enhance patient and carer experience.
  • Explore opportunities and strategies which can improve perioperative patient care for mental health patients.
  • Provide an opportunity for practitioners to be able to reflect on their own practice and departments to improve patient care.

This webinar will be led by Maxine Page, who has nearly 30 years of perioperative experience, the last 11 years as the Matron for theatres, PACU, pre assessment and the day surgery unit at Princess Alexandra Hospital.  Maxine has undertaken primary research in staff learning from a never event. She is an AfPP link member; and has been a speaker at several NATN/AfPP conferences and study days over the years. Maxine is a honourary associate lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University for the ODP student programme.

You can watch this webinar here.

The Below Ten Thousand Way - Clinician Led Cultural Change - 1 Hour CPD 

Rob Tomlinson has used his experience of being part of a team involved in a never event to address one of the greatest challenges in surgery, reducing noise and distraction. Rob reached out to two nurses in Australia who offer a possible solution to this dilemma, Below Ten Thousand Feet.

Privately Pete Smith and Rob Tomlinson have been collaborating with great success and worldwide recognition for over 2 years, this is the first time they share their knowledge and experience together in a public forum.

This session discussed:

  • Clinician Led Cultural Change, Below Ten Thousand.
  • How to introduce Ground Up Change (and how not to!)
  • The dangers of steep hierarchies and dangers of noise and distraction in healthcare. 

Rob was joined by Pete, who will be speaking live from Australia, for this unmissable webinar.

You can watch this webinar here.

Series Two

NHS whistleblowing. The good, the bad and the ugly.

A webinar led by Mr. Peter Duffy, FRCS, author of “Whistle in the Wind: A Whistleblower's Story”.

A consultant surgeon with 35 years of experience on the front-line of the NHS. Mr Duffy started as auxiliary nurse and unskilled operating theatre orderly in 1980, and progressed to senior consultant surgeon in 2016 when he was illegally dismissed by the NHS.

The webinar will provide an important and unmissable portrayal of how a toxic NHS management culture can harm patients and destroy the careers and lives of dedicated healthcare professionals. It will highlight a series of injustices, will reveal appalling wrongdoings within the NHS and will show what the NHS does to staff who speak up and how much public money it wastes fighting people that act in the public interest.

It will discuss:

  • Peter’s experience following his reporting to the Care Quality Commission of a series of near misses in 2014-15, leading on to an avoidable death, cover-up and ongoing surgical risk-taking.
  • The avoidable deaths and errors, near misses, cover-ups, misuse of public funds, bullying, abuse and victimisation experienced by Peter.
  • Peter’s demotion, punishments and exile from both family and the NHS and the subsequent brutal legal process that followed his illegal dismissal.
  • The effects that the actions of others were having on patient safety and why Peter challenged behaviours in the way he did.

You can watch this webinar here.

Personal reflections on the courage to speak up.

This session will explore experiences and observations made through a 30 year perioperative career exploring the perceptions and actualities of the impact of our behaviours and how to deal with them.

  • Share and discuss examples of raising concerns in past experiences
  • Explore and understand the journey of courage to speak up and the impact this can have
  • Understand options for raising concerns formally and informally and the benefits of using them

You can watch this webinar here.

Fighting back: Beating the workplace bully. 

This webinar will take place on Saturday 10 October at 10am.

Our recent Caring for those who Care survey highlighted that bullying is a significant cause for concern in the perioperative workplace. In this unmissable webinar, Lindsay Keeley and Paul Bond will provide you with tips, tools, and strategies to help address and beat the workplace bully. 

They will outline how to recognise if you are being bullied, ways to address unwanted behaviour and discuss how to take charge of the situation and act before it has a negative impact.  

They will also identify the characteristics of the bully and the victim, discussing what to look for in each personality. This will be demonstrated using a formula that enables you to address the problem by conducting a sequence of specified actions visualised in an algorithm. 

The webinar will discuss:

  • How to recognise that bullying is occurring.
  • How to address the situation.
  • How to take action if needed.

You can watch this webinar here. 

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