RCPCH Webinar: Leadership

Dr Camilla Kingdon, former RCPCH President, speaks about compassionate leadership. Jonathan Bamber, RCPCH Head of Quality Improvement presents leadership for improvement, covering the challenges for those leading quality improvement and patient safety.


  • Dr Camilla Kingdon
  • Jonathan Bamber

Date of Recording

June 18, 2024

Available Until

June 17, 2025

Key messages:

Increasing evidence base shows kindness in healthcare improves patient outcomes and safety and also increases retention and job satisfaction.

Healthcare leadership is not only essential for sustainable and equitable healthcare improvement, but by engaging in quality improvement you can develop effective leadership skills.

Useful links and resources


 Leadership for Improvement – Jonathan Bamber (PowerPoint presentation)

Leadership Hub 

Leadership Survey

Cynefin Framework David Snowden

RCPCH Member Survey 2024 – results highlights

Recommended reading

Inclusion on Purpose by Ruchika Tulshyan

Compassionate Leadership by Michael A. West

Post-webinar evaluation survey

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  • Dr Camilla Kingdon

    Consultant Paediatrician

    Camilla graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and trained in paediatrics in London. She has been a consultant neonatologist since 2000. She works at the Evelina London Children's Hospital and has sub-specialty interests in neonatal nutrition, donor milk banking and neurodevelopmental follow up of high risk neonates.

  • Jonathan Bamber

    Head of Quality Improvement, RCPCH

    Jonathan is the Head of Quality Improvement at the RCPCH. He is also a QI coach and qualitative researcher with over 15 years' experience of working on a range of programmes and research into what works (and doesn’t) in improving health for all. He has a keen interest in the role of leadership in improvement, built from managing the evaluation of Health Foundation leadership programmes (2007-11) and the development of their Improvement Fellowships in the 2010s. He worked on a range of national improvement Collaboratives since 2016, coaching improvement leaders of the future.

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