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New Consultants Study Day – POSTPONED

This is a new initiative to create a network for newly appointed Consultant Paediatric Surgeons. We all remember our first few years as Consultants as being a steep learning curve. We are all prepared to tackle clinical problems but how many of us were aware of the leadership, managerial and logistic challenges that accompany the job?

21 Mar

Friends Meeting House

Euston, London, 21st March 2020

Please note this meeting is postponed to 25th September 2020


This meeting is designed to provide mutual support and a safe place to ask questions and expect honest answers. We have all been there and it is a steep learning curve. We hope that we can provide some mentorship for new appointees as well as practical advice and professional support to consultants within 8 years of their first appointment.

Draft Programme:

9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome – Joe Curry and Evelyn Ong

10:05 The ABCs of Jobplanning and contract negotiation –  Sam Wakefield, BMA

11:00 Update on Pensions negotiations – Sam Wakefield, BMA

11:30 Coffee

11:45 Updates in the law for paediatric surgeons – Robert Wheeler

12:15 When things go wrong. Managing the situation and yourself. (Medical Protection Society)

12:45 Lunch

13:30 New consultants. How should they be integrated into safe clinical practice? – Joe Curry

14:00 Getting yourself up and running in clinical research as an NHS consultant  – Mark Davenport

14:30 Coffee

14:45 Burnout and how to avoid it – Evelyn Ong and Amy Naylor

15:15 Changes to training. What now!! – Liam McCarthy

16:15 Mentoring – David Drake

17:00 Close