Can you teach people to be leaders? Should the we be scared of using fear and greed as motivators? Do practitioners sometimes retain the right to clinical freedom to a degree that may not work in the interests of the patient? Can open and transparant institutions and practices exist without provoking a ‘culture of blame’? Should risk scoring and funcitonal assesments be used for patients with aortic aneurysms?

Featuring; Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, Professor of Perioperative Medicine at University College London (UCL), Mark Hamilton, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine, clinical lead for the Perioperative Assessment & Planning Unit, at St. George’s Hospital and Medical School, member of the Surgical Outcomes Resource Centre at UCL, Co-Director of Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM), Editor in Chief of Perioperative Medicine, he also chairs the System Resilience Group, the Finance and Performance Committee and is a member of the Quality Committee and Carolyn Johnston, consultant Anaesthetist in St Georges hospital in London.