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Practical Advice for New Consultants

 20/09/2024 09:00    

 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow   

 6 CPD Approved

A face-to-face programme that guides newly appointed consultants through the major issues that they will encounter during the first few years following their appointment.

Book Now Closing date: 20 September 2024


This informal day at the College guides newly appointed consultants, or those who are about to be appointed, through the major issues they will encounter in the first years following appointment.

Who should attend?

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

What the programme covers

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. 

The day will be conducted under Chatham House Rules* to allow participants to share experiences and ask questions, from not only experts; but also newly appointed Consultants. The programme will give special attention to those areas not discussed in postgraduate or specialty training.

  • The interview process for consultant 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

View the full programme here

Intended learning outcomes

  • Name the principal components of the consultant contract
  • Describe the principles which should be applied to the job planning process
  • State the meaning of the term Realistic medicine and give examples of its use in medical practice
  • List the factors to be considered in relation to time management
  • State the principal differences between training and consultant grades
Dental enhanced CPD development outcome: B

* When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.






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Rebecca Watson


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 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow   

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