Burnout: How can we protect ourselves and each other? – Dr Ruchi Sinnatamby, Consultant Radiologist and Clinical SubDean, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Burnout and demoralisation affect all healthcare staff, even in normal non-pandemic times. Those of us working in breast imaging, with its particular stresses and workforce issues, represent a potentially vulnerable group.

This presentation will help you to:
• Recognise the symptoms of burnout.
• Understand key principles to improving mental health.
• Choose strategies for building resilience for yourself and your team.

Dr Ruchi Sinnatamby is a Consultant Radiologist from Cambridge, whose major interests are Breast Imaging and medical education. Ruchi is also Clinical Sub-Dean for Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine and Director of Clinical Studies at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge where she was Vice President from 2014 – 2019. In 2016 she was awarded the University of Cambridge Pilkington Teaching Prize and in 2017 the inaugural RCR BSBR Travelling Professorship. She is a final FRCR examiner and member of the RCR Professional Learning & Development Board.

Bullying and bad behaviour in the workplace affects patient care – Miss Leena Chagla, Honorary Secretary of ABS, Consultant Surgeon, St Helen’s and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals

In this talk delegates will
• See how much of a problem this is in the NHS.
• Learn why it happens and what you can do about it.
• Witness how it affects patient care.

Miss Leena Chagla is a consultant surgeon and Honorary Secretary of the Association of Breast Surgery. She heads the Breast unit at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals. She is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and is a Professional Clinical Advisor to Public Health England for Breast Screening. Leena qualified from Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai with a gold medal in Surgery. Whilst in India, she trained at JJ Hospital (a busy government hospital) and at the Tata Memorial Cancer Centre.

Her breast unit at St. Helens Hospital is actively involved in Clinical innovation and Clinical Trials and introduced the ROLL (Radioisotope occult lesion localisation) and SNOLL (Sentinel node and occult lesion localisation) techniques for screen detected cancers in the UK. She continues to publish in peer reviewed journals but she wouldn’t go as far as to call herself an academic! 

Leena was instrumental in setting up the International Forum at ABS with a view to sharing good practice globally. She is committed to improving and standardising Breast cancer care through education and training. She has been hosting the National Oncoplastic Fellows meeting in Liverpool for over 15 years.

Outside of Work Leena is a keen sportswoman having played water-polo for Liverpool and the Northern Counties at the highest level.

Declaration of interest: Miss Chagla is not receiving any commercial sponsorship or grant and has no conflict of interest.

STOPThink! – Mr Mick Reeves, STOP Think! Lead, Osborne

This talk will cover:
• STOPThink! thinking differently, making better decisions and changing lives.
• Creating an environment where EVERYONE is valued, expected to have an opinion and is REALLY listened to.
• Understanding and respecting that EVERYONE is different and REALLY engaging with them.
• Good safety performance and good business performance go ‘hand in hand’.

Mick lives near Liverpool with his wife, Monica, and his daughter, Holly. He has had a very varied career; he has been a ‘nanny’, a ‘redcoat’ and now works within construction. Mick was a site manager for many years before taking up his current role, leading the STOPThink! cultural development programme for Osborne, a family owned construction specialist, working closely with Network Rail, Highways England and many local authorities. The job takes him up and down the country helping to create a truly inclusive, caring culture. It’s a subject he’s been very passionate about since joining Osborne nearly 20 years ago!