IBMS Congress 2022: some examples of leadership at all levels

Summaries of lectures on the comprehensive Biomedical Science Congress programme are requested from individual speakers. In a final review of this important biennial event, Pathology in Practice dips into the education, management, support staff and seminar programmes.

The challenges faced by the NHS are bigger than have ever been seen before. Increases in workload, difficulty in recruitment, restoration of services as the service emerges from COVID and an exhausted workforce are all challenges that are too big for one person. Now, more than ever, it is necessary for all team members, committed and aligned to the same goal, to achieve desired outcomes and results.

                During the pandemic, individuals, teams and organisations came together to form a rapid and effective response to the SARS-CoV-2 infection. The ‘lone wolf’ metaphor was pushed aside and a mindset of ‘leaders at all levels’ emerged.  The realisation dawned that leadership isn’t about positional authority, it is about an individual’s ability to influence outcomes and inspire others; something everyone, at any organisational level, can do.

                The following is a small selection of summaries of presentations given outside the main scientific programme taken from the education and management, quality management, and support staff programmes, and the Hall 4 seminars.

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