The ‘New consultants development programme’ is specifically aimed at final-year registrars and doctors in the first five years of being a consultant. These 2-day workshops will provide you with the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and skills in order to make the best possible start to your consultant career, as well as offering the chance to discuss your experiences with colleagues.Delegates must attend both workshop days in order to complete the course.Day 1: Monday 14 October 2019Day 2: Friday 29 November 2019This course was engaging and relevant and alleviated a lot of my concern about being a consultant. ST7 academic clinical lecturer, October 2017Day 1 – Starting out as a consultant – 14 October 2019This 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 NHSclinical governancerisk management and clinical incidentshow to deal with complaintsclinical 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 – 29 November 2019Having 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.Really good, clearly and concisely presented. On the whole a great chance to stop and think holistically about my job/career – haven’t had a chance to do that since I started as a consultant!Day 114 October 2019 09:30 to 16:00Day 229 November 2019 09:30 to 16:00ProgrammeHighlights include:The rewards and challenges of being a consultantGetting established in the departmentWorking with othersBuilding clinical teamsUnderstanding NHS structureCollecting evidence for job planning and developmentCareer development and the portfolio careerUnderstanding clinical commissioningService developmentDealing with complaintsManaging people and dealing with difficult colleaguesStress management and time management