The New Consultant
26/03/2024 18:00 - 07/05/2024 20:00
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Created by consultants, for consultants, the sessions will cover what new consultants need to know when taking on their new responsibilities.
As this is a pilot series, places on these sessions are fully-funded by the College; a small booking fee is in place to cover administrative costs.
18.00 - 20.00 (over a series of four evening sessions)
Are you embarking on your first consultant post? In today’s complex and demanding health sector, the prospect of becoming a new consultant can be daunting.
That’s why we’ve established The New Consultant – a series of four, dedicated evening sessions to help you succeed in your new role – and build a network of colleagues who will support you along the way. Connect with others at a similar career stage and excel in your new role as a consultant clinician.
Created by consultants, for consultants, the sessions will cover what you need to know when taking on your new responsibilities, from effective leadership and looking after the wellbeing of your team, to building business cases, life beyond the job plan, and dealing with complaints.
You’ll benefit from real examples to help you ‘hit the ground running’ and identify the strategic questions you should ask to make important leadership decisions early on. You’ll also have a chance to share your own experiences and hear ideas from consultants across disciplines. Most importantly, you’ll develop a network of other new consultants to share the journey with you.
Each series has limited places to enable participants get the most out of the sessions.
- Tuesday 26 March
- Tuesday 9 April
- Tuesday 23 April
- Tuesday 7 May
Who should attend?
- Newly appointed consultants of any discipline (physicians, surgeons, dental consultants), up to 18 months in post from the first session
- For the Spring 2024 sessions, those who are working in the West of Scotland
- Those who want to make a strong start in their new role and ‘hit the ground running’
“The New Consultant is a brilliant way to connect with others at a similar career stage and excel in your new role. All new consultants face similar challenges – but our uniquely multidisciplinary network brings fresh ideas and new perspectives to help you succeed.
“You’ll find out what our session leaders wish they’d known when they became consultants, and you’ll meet new colleagues to support you as you establish in the role. I look forward to meeting you!”
Dr Eric Livingston, Vice President (Medical)