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3.2.1 Individual behaviour

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  • Be aware of the impact of your own behaviour on the people around you, and particularly junior doctors and trainees.
  • Be mindful that your behaviour serves as a role model to junior doctors and set an example to other colleagues in your team by behaving professionally and respectfully towards all team members.
  • Communicate respectfully with colleagues and refrain from dismissive or intimidating behaviour and inappropriate, offensive or pejorative language, including swearing.
  • Be accessible and approachable to colleagues.
  • Support colleagues who have problems with performance, conduct or health.
  • Challenge counterproductive behaviour in colleagues constructively, objectively and proportionately.
  • Encourage and be open to feedback from colleagues, including junior colleagues, and be willing to reflect on feedback about your own performance and behaviour and acknowledge any mistakes.
  • Willingly and openly participate in regular appraisal of yourself, trainee surgeons and other staff.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships and respectful communication with non-clinical management. Ensure that you understand and fulfill your responsibilities as an employee in addition to your duties as a professional.
  • Take responsibility to act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues. You should also take responsibility to seek a mentor to improve your own skills at any point in your career and particularly when taking on a new role.

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Title/Link Author Published Date

Surgical Leadership - A guide to best practice

RCS 2014

The High Performing Surgical Team – A guide to best practice

RCS 2014
Leadership and Management for All Doctors GMC 2012
The Leadership and Management for Surgical Teams RCS 2007
Improving surgical practice: Learning from the experience of RCS invited reviews RCS 2013
Leadership Framework NHS Leadership Academy
Professionalism - Dilemmas and Lapses NCAS 2009
Leadership and Management Standards for Medical Professionals

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and the date of publication is 2015

Mentoring – A Guide to Good Practice RCS 2015

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