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New consultants development programme - Liverpool

When and where

25 February 2019 to 22 March 2019
RCP North
William Henry Duncan Building, University of Liverpool, 6 West Derby Street, Liverpool, L7 8TX

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New consultants development programme - Liverpool

The 'New consultants development programme' is specifically aimed at final-year registrars and doctors in the first 5 years of being a consultant. These 2-day workshops will provide you with the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and skills in order to make the best possible start to your consultant career, as well as offering the chance to discuss your experiences with colleagues.

Delegates must attend both workshop days in order to complete the course.

This course was engaging and relevant and alleviated a lot of my concern about being a consultant.

ST7 academic clinical lecturer, October 2017

Day 1 - Starting out as a consultant - 25 February 2019

This workshop explores the rewards and challenges of becoming a consultant. It seeks to address the range of knowledge and skills that you will require in order to establish yourself in your first consultant post, including:

  • the structure of the NHS
  • clinical governance
  • risk management and clinical incidents
  • how to deal with complaints
  • clinical coding.

There will also be the opportunity to consider your personal qualities and how they impact on others around you, many of whom will look to you for cues on appropriate attitudes and behaviours in the healthcare setting.

Day 2 - Developing yourself, developing the service - 22 March 2019

Having survived the initial stages of becoming a consultant, you will be eager to continue to develop yourself personally and professionally, as well as making important changes to the service that you offer to patients. This workshop explores aspects such as personal development, time management, developing a portfolio career, the role of commissioners, developing a business case, and people management skills such as influencing and negotiating.

Really good, clearly and concisely presented. On the whole a great chance to stop and think holistically about my job/career – haven’t had a chance to do that since I started as a consultant!

New consultants development programme - day 1

25 February 2019 09:30 to 16:00

New consultants development programme - day 2

22 March 2019 09:30 to 16:00


Highlights include:

  • The rewards and challenges of being a consultant
  • Getting established in the department
  • Working with others
  • Building clinical teams
  • Understanding NHS structure
  • Collecting evidence for job planning and development
  • Career development and the portfolio career
  • Understanding clinical commissioning
  • Service development
  • Dealing with complaints
  • Managing people and dealing with difficult colleagues
  • Stress management and time management