The career transition between registrar and consultant is daunting and challenging. #NEXTSTAGE has replaced the traditional course for newly qualified consultants, as it aims to use peer-led discussion to equip attendees with the tools to carry on building resilience and support networks in their local regions.
#NEXTSTAGE represents a movement for new O&G consultants that will build a positive workplace environment that supports 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. Practical problems will be discussed - such as understanding the consultant pay structure, pensions, job planning, and applying for Clinical Excellence Awards.
#NEXSTAGE aims to introduce you to many of the topics in the programme, rather than be a comprehensive discussion of each area. The day is designed to signpost you to further information and allow you to discuss the topics with your peers. #NEXTSTAGE is not an interview preparation course.
Who should attend
- Consultants in O&G within 2 years of obtaining a substantive appointment
- Post CCT/CESR O&G specialists in a locum Consultant post or looking for a substantive or locum post
- Trainees in ST7 who expect to gain CCT within 6-9 months of the course.
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;
- Know where to go to find more support with careers, financial and pastoral issues;
- Take control of your own career path moving forwards as a consultant.
Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury