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Quick start to embark on your consultant career - 25 March (D1) & 3 May (D2) - ONLINE

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25 March 2022 to 3 May 2022
Virtual Delivery

Quick start to embark on your consultant career - 25 March (D1) & 3 May (D2) - ONLINE

A 2-day programme for new consultants and those about to embark on their first consultant role.

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.

Day 1 - Starting out as a consultant

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

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.

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

ST7 academic clinical lecturer.

Day One: 25 March 2022

25 March 2022 10:00 to 16:00

Day Two: 3 May 2022

3 May 2022 10:00 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