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Developing Effective Induction, and Support for New Consultants

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Reduced delegate rate for New Consultants - for those applying for posts and up to one year

This conference focuses on supporting new consultants. The demands of the consultant post can often be different to expectations with the non-clinical aspects often being the most challenging. Support during this time is crucial to ensure both wellbeing of new consultants and effectiveness individually and as a team. The conference will cover improving induction and support, ensuring integration into the clinical team, and developing the strategic clinical leadership and management skills of new consultants. The conference will have an extended focus on setting up effective mentoring for consultants. The General Medical Council recommends mentoring to all doctors throughout their careers, especially during transition points.

The conference will continue with a focus on supporting new consultants in difficulty, and supporting International IMGs entering the UK as new consultants.

The transition to becoming a new consultant can be a challenging time. Training programmes focus on ensuring that clinical competence is achieved and this is undoubtedly an essential component of being a consultant. However, new consultants will often feel ill-equipped to deal with other important aspects of working as a clinical leader within the large organisation of NHS trusts. They will be required to understand the language of ‘management’ and the downstream effects of the ever-changing landscape of NHS structures and processes. They will be faced with increased workload and responsibilities while endeavouring to establish areas of clinical or non-clinical interests and developing good working relationships with colleagues.

Sahena Haque, consultant rheumatologist Journal of Clinical Medicine

Participants revealed the most demanding – but unsupported – step they make in their medical leadership journey is that beyond consultant. And they may not have access to training and peer support to manage the transition and early phase of the new role.

How doctors in senior leadership roles establish and maintain a positive patient-centred culture, General Medical Council

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with Clinical Leaders who are supporting New Consultants 

  • Reflect on the key factors that influence the role and life of a New Consultant  

  • Learn from outstanding practice in supporting New Consultants 

  • Improve induction practice 

  • Understand the key elements of support 

  • Develop your skills in supporting new consultants 

  • Improving psychological safety and wellbeing

  • Integrate new consultants into the clinical team 

  • Understand how you can improve your management and support for new consultant colleagues who are experiencing difficulties 

  • Identify key strategies for developing leadership and management skills 

  • Drive improvements in mentoring and develop your role as a mentor 

  • Understand the additional support international IMG new consultants might need 

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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