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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