Practical Advice for New Consultants

Practical Advice for New Consultants

09 September - 14 September 2021


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  • This series of 2 evening webinars will guide newly appointed consultants, or those who are about to be appointed, through the major issues they will encounter in the first years following appointment.

    The programme will give special attention to those areas not discussed in postgraduate or specialty training.

    The topics covered during the webinars will include:

    • The interview process for consultants roles
    • Understanding the gap between training grade and consultant posts
    • The Consultant contract and the job planning process
    • Time management and the efficient running of your office
    • Work life balance
    • Career progression and alternative roles
    • The role of realistic medicine in medical practice
    • Opportunities in service development, locally and nationally

    Who should attend?

    • Newly appointed consultants
    • Senior trainees approaching CCT completion
    • Those returning from a period of absence


    The aim of the course is to provide introductory guidance for those new to consultant posts. Among the topics covered, delegates will be introduced to the consultant contract, as well as receiving guidance on the importance of effective time management and job planning

    Learning Objectives

    1. Name the principal components of the consultant contract
    2. Describe the principles which should be applied to the job planning process
    3. State the meaning of the term Realistic medicine and give examples of its use in medical practice.
    4. List the factors to be considered in relation to time management.
    5. State the principal differences between training and consultant grades.

    The programme meets the criteria for dental enhanced CPD development outcome B.

    For ease and convenience the programme can be accessed live or on-demand for up to two weeks after the event.

    Suitable for:

    • Medical Specialty Trainees
    • Medical Consultants
    • Surgical Specialty Trainees
    • Surgical Consultants
    • Dental Specialty Trainees
    • Dental Specialists / Consultants
    • Specialist Podiatrists
    • Advanced Podiatrists and Consultants
  • 09 September

    Welcome and Introduction

    Mr John Harden
    Consultant, Emergency Medicine
    Wishaw General Hospital

    09 September

    The Consultant Contract and Job Planning for New Consultants

    Mr Martyn Ramsay
    Employment Adviser
    BMA Scotland

    09 September

    Hints and Tips, Preparing for the Consultant Interview/the First Months in the Job

    Mr John Harden
    Consultant, Emergency Medicine
    Wishaw General Hospital

    09 September

    Questions and Discussion

    09 September

    Thanks / Close

    14 September

    Welcome and Introduction - Session 2

    Mr John Harden
    Consultant, Emergency Medicine
    Wishaw General Hospital

    14 September

    Time Management and Secretarial Support

    Dr Michael Fail
    Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
    Glasgow Royal Infirmary

    14 September

    Beyond the Job Plan

    Dr Ken Dagg
    Consultant, Respiratory Medicine
    Wishaw General Hospital

    14 September

    Questions / Discussion

    14 September

    Thanks and Close
  • Category Product Amount
    Fellow Registrations £0
    Non-Member (Reduced rate) Registrations £95
    Member Registrations £82.50
    Non-Member Registrations £195

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Closing date: 15 September 2021


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+44 (0) 141 241 6210

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