Starting as a consultant is the biggest career transition after becoming a doctor. This course helps you prepare to meet the challenges ahead and make the most of your new role.Course contentWhat makes a good consultant?Job planning and appraisal.Developing your professional identity, exercising authority and line management.The role of clinical director and medical director.How leading a team differs from working in a team.Risk management and dealing with clinical incidents, complaints and claims.This course complements the Leadership skills course. They are on consecutive days to make it easier for you to attend both days if you would like to.Who should attend?Consultants/specialists (in post for six months or less)Training grade doctors (ST6-8)