Quick start to embark on your consultant career - 19 September (D1) & 25 October (D2) - ONLINE

Msc In Medical Education 0 0 0


As a new consultant in the NHS you will be responsible for the delivery of expert clinical care while being involved in activities including teaching, management, the running departments and development of local services. These workshops provide you with the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and skills in order to make the best possible start to your consultant career.

The workshops include:

•    identifying the opportunities and challenges encountered by new consultants 
•    utilising approaches to getting established in the department 
•    analysing challenging situations from the perspective of power bases 
•    supporting your team at each stage of its development
•    your role in the context of the NHS structure
•    identifying evidence to inform appraisal and job planning.

Please Note: Delegates must attend both workshops in order to complete the course. 

The programme is designed to run over two non-consecutive separate days; delegates should attend the days in order. 


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.


Contact us


Tel: +44 (0)20 3075 1563

Email: education.courses@rcp.ac.uk

Expand Details
Minimise Details


19-25 October 2024


Multiple price options avaliable

Click to view all

CPD credits

10 credits



Book now

19 September 2024

Expand Details
Minimise Details