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#NEXTSTAGE - transitioning to being a Consultant

Start: 22/01/2019 00:00
End: 22/01/2019 00:00

Location: RCOG
Programme: NEXTSTAGE.pdf


The career transition between registrar and consultant is daunting and challenging.  #NEXTSTAGE has replaced the traditional course for newly qualified consultants. It will use peer-led discussion to equip attendees with the tools to continue building resilience and support networks in their local regions.  #NEXTSTAGE represents a movement for new O&G consultants that will help build a positive workplace environment so that we can support one another through the emotional and relational challenges as well as the clinical ones. 

Feedback and survey responses from newly qualified consultants have highlighted issues such as low morale, dealing with hierarchy amongst consultants, how to cope with adverse outcome, and difficulties with work-life balance as being key concerns.  A one-day event will not give you all the solutions to these problems but peer-support is an effective way of helping people process these problems in a safe space.

Attending this educational one-day event will provide attendees with networking opportunities as well as tools to set-up regional peer-support networks of their own.  There will also be breakout sessions where practical problems will be discussed - such as understanding the consultant pay structure and job planning, how to apply for Clinical Excellence Awards, how to formulate a personal development plan, and how to set up a private practice.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants in O&G in their first locum Consultant post or within 2-3 years of obtaining a substantive appointment
  • Post CCT/CESR O&G specialists
  • Trainees acting up or in their final few months of training

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Build your support network to continue assisting you through the career transition of becoming a new consultant;
  • Set-up a regional peer-support group that meets your region's individual needs;
  • Understand the consultant pay structure and Clinical Excellence Awards;
  • Take control of your own career path moving forwards as a consultant.

Course fees

The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is:

  • Online rate: £110

How to book

  1. Sign into the RCOG website or create your account here – you need to be registered with the RCOG website to book on to an event
  2. Check that your card billing address is listed in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Addresses’, as you will need this in order to complete your booking
  3. Return to this page
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in 

Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form, although if you book using this method you will not receive the online discount. 

If you would like your hospital or trust to be invoiced for your place, please read the events FAQs for further details.

For any queries regarding this event please contact:

Selina Goyal, Conference Coordinator

Jessica Thorn, Conference Administrator

You need to be logged in to the RCOG website to make an online booking. Please go to the log-in page.