Birmingham City University is proud to present
STEM to STEAM 2023 Healthcare Conference
Enhancing Mental Health and Workplace Culture
Wednesday 7 June 2023
12.45pm – 6.30pm
2023 Keynote Speaker
Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London, a fellow and member of council of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, and president-elect of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine. Immediate past-president of the British Medical Association and UK Medical Women’s Federation, and past-president of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
This 2023 conference is the second in the STEM to STEAM series. Building upon our 2022 conference, this event has been designed to review how NHS Organisational Culture can be enhanced by taking a holistic approach that looks at the whole person in addition to their mental health needs.
In October 2021, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, asked General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard, to examine the state of leadership and management in the health and social care sector. Their 2022 report stated that “institutional inadequacy” has developed over time. However, this comment should not be a surprise to either the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care or NHS leaders.
Taking into account this and a series of previous reports, particularly concerning respect, dignity, compassion and care being at the core of how staff are treated, the following points have been noted.
- Serious concerns over many years surrounding the wellbeing of healthcare professionals in general.
- There is insufficient evidence to show that Principle 3 (seven key principles which guide the NHS in all it does) correlates with reality.
2022 Conference Summary
Benefits to Delegates
In this fully accredited CPD event, discover how an innovative MSc module at Birmingham City University has had a positive impact for health care professionals. By entwining the IBA® Holistic framework with content from a health and wellbeing programme at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, exploring how to perform at one’s best under pressure, participants have reported:
- Enhanced leadership and collaborate skills
- Improved health & wellbeing
- Higher levels of confidence and resilience levels
Delegates will hear from a wide variety of expert panellists from healthcare, education and business. The panellists will discuss whether this is now the time to think differently in the way leadership provision is offered and consider drawing upon more of the STEM to STEAM learning principles to support a healthcare culture more aligned to the principles that guide the NHS in all that it does.
The panellists of the 2023 STEM to STEAM conference will consider what is missing in the current NHS leadership provision. They will dig deep into the reports over the last 15 years to understand:
- Why the NHS has failed to build an organisational culture that is aligned with the seven key principles which guide the NHS in all it does.
- How proven practical solutions can be implemented cost effectively to support the recommendations in the 2022 report by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard
- Helen Gordon Chief Executive, The Science Council
- John Mark Williams Chief Executive, The Institute of Leadership & Management
- Geeta Sidhu-Robb 5 time winner of the Entrepreneur & Businesswoman of the year award
- Ed Hindle Specialist in NHS Corporate Services, PA Consulting
- Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby Group Chief Nurse, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust/Deputy Chief Executive Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust/Principal Clinical Consultant BT
- Liz Thiebe Senior advisor to the NHS in England for Covid Critical Care and Nursing services
- Nicky Houghton Management Consultant – Health Care
- Simon Fleming Orthopaedic Registrar
- Dr Adelina McLeod Consultant Geriatrician
- Dr Nadia Stock Acute Medicine Consultant
- Dr Leanne Armitage Doctor and co-founder of The Armitage Foundation
- Professor Louise Toner Professional Advisor, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences
- Professor Paul Coulter Consultant Palliative Medicine and General Practitioner
- Major Stephen Johnson Second in Command, Engineering & Logistics Wing. British Forces South Atlantic Islands
- Katharine Lam Senior Lecturer in Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
- Chrissla Davis Interim Head for Nursing Workforce at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Visiting lecturer at The University of Wolverhampton
- Ryan Marcovich Psychotherapist
- Lorrian Holder Deputy Headmaster, Bablake Junior School
- Andrew Henning Head of Machine Learning
- Karen Glover International Recruitment Manager – NHS England – Midlands Region (Secondment)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Soprano Julia Morgan is a classically trained soprano who is currently studying an Mmus Vocal and Operatic Performance Degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Jonathan Gunthorpe. She also had the opportunity to be vocally trained by Salvador Carbò since 2019 during a week long vocal course in Barcelona. Prior to her studies in Birmingham, Julia trained at Huddersfield University where she met one of her most influential teachers, Rachel Nicholls and achieved a BA (Hons) in music.
A highlight for Julia’s choral career was her solo opportunity at the Royal Albert Hall where she sang the first verse of the famous carol, Once in Royal Davids City (2021). In terms of Opera, whilst she was studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Julia was given one of the leading roles as La Paix in Les Arts Florrisants by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, conducted by Fraser Golding and directed by Stuart Barker. Other operatic roles include playing 2nd Lady in Mozarts Die Zauberflöte in the autumn opera scenes directed by Rebecca Meltzer and conducted by Ashley Beauchamp. More recently playing the Cricket and as part of the ensemble in Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s spring production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen directed by Matthew Eberhardt and conducted by Paul Wingfield.
In 2022 Julia was a finalist in the prestigious Birmingham Festival Chorus Society Oratorio Prize where she was given second place. Most recently Julia was invited as a guest soloist at the 25th anniversary Macmillan Christmas concert at Ripon Cathedral where she sang With Verdure Clad from Haydn’s Creation.
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Alex Wyatt is a pianist currently studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under Dr. Robert Markham and Professor Pascal Nemirovski. He has been learning piano since a young age, alongside violin and composition. Generally he aims to find lesser performed repertoire in order to introduce audiences to music they may not have known before. As a composer, he was admitted to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s composition programme and he continues to learn at conservatoire as a secondary study under Dr. Kirsty Devaney.
2023 Conference dedicated to the memory of Dan Ibekwe
This conference is dedicated to the memory of Dan Ibekwe.
Dan was born into a large Nigerian family on 8th December 1957 and passed away in 2023. Growing up in Onitsha in Nigeria, he had big plans and dreams as a young man. His father was a Supreme Court judge and inspired in him a love of the law and justice.
As a young man Dan set off on an adventure and travelled to England. It was a brave and bold move to make, coming thousands of miles to a totally different country with a very different culture.
Seventies Britain was not a forward-thinking time and witnessing injustice and racism fuelled a passion in Dan to bring about change. That remained stirring within him, while he moved forward with his life.
For the majority of his life, Dan focused on his calling, to take action to unite communities. He worked for many years with the Police Commission. He held numerous responsible positions advocating for justice and championing equality. He was completely dedicated to this work and his achievements included being chairperson for Brighton Racial Harassment Forum, serving on the Sussex Police Independent Advisory Group as well as holding the position of Vice Chair on the Ethnic Minorities Council. He also established the Brighton & Hove Race Project which he setup after he witnessed injustice in his role as a layperson for employment tribunals for many years.
Who Should Attend
The Curzon Building — a state-of-the-art addition to our City Centre Campus — is home to our Business, English, Law and Social Sciences students.
Who Should Attend
Highlights of 2022 conference
2022 Keynote Speech
Emeritus Professor Julian Lloyd Webber OBE, cellist, conductor, broadcaster and former principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2022 Keynote Speech
Professor Neena Modi FMedSci, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London, a fellow and member of council of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, and president-elect of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine. Immediate past-president of the British Medical Association and UK Medical Women’s Federation, and past-president of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
2022 audience feedback
It’s opened my eyes to what the Arts brings to the world. Had never really thought about it before…”
It has helped me to understand the importance of self-understanding and how this can help to improve health and wellbeing. Thank you.”
We both found it wonderful right from the start. As people said on the day, it was stimulating and made us happy to be there. To have such positive results in such diverse areas, all the panellists were articulate and inspirational. It certainly has evoked a lot of constructive conversation and reflections.”
The highlight of the conference for us was the roundtable discussions from a diverse point of view on poor leadership performances that foster a culture of waste and hatred. Even though the conference was about knowing oneself to lead, I believe all the speakers are either searching for a change in their processes toward leadership…”
…it was a fabulous day and everything resonated so strongly with me…”
…I learned a lot and it was great to hear from people such as Katharine Lam and of course Julian Lloyd Webber.”
…the day was inspirational and I can see now how Birmingham City University will be able to transform the future of NHS leadership to benefit the nation…”
Best conference I’ve ever attended…”