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Life as a Consultant: Potential Challenges and Practical Solutions

RCPE Symposium Edinburgh

Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

The Recently Appointed Consultant’s Committee annual symposium is a key event in the College calendar, tackling key themes that affect the healthcare workforce today, particularly those having recently completed training. This year’s symposium has lectures on interviews, patient opinion and job satisfaction related to consultant jobs. In addition, the symposium boasts a variety of breakout sessions dedicated to looking deeper into issues facing doctors today. Topics discussed in the breakout sessions this year include patient safety, stress in the workplace and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

With expert speakers and breakout session leaders, this symposium aims to be an engaging and interesting event tailored to those in the first ten years of consultant appointment and senior trainees.  Information about the Recently Appointed Consultants Committee will also be highlighted here giving you an insight into the key work that the College undertakes.

We look forward to seeing you at what is going to be a valuable and interesting symposium in these interesting times!

Email: rac@rcpe.ac.uk

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Programme

Wednesday 21 June 2017

09.00

Registration and Coffee

09.25

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1

Chair: Dr Marion Slater, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and RCPE Recently Appointed Consultants' Committee Co-Chair

09.30

Interviews: top tips for interviewers and interviewees
Dr Nick Fluck, Medical Director, NHS Grampian
*pre-interview *challenges and opportunities with interviews *being on the other side of the panel

09.55

Breakout session 1
Choose two of the following for breakout sessions 1 and 2:

A: How to fulfil your potential as an educator - Dr Anna Dover, Consultant Physician, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
B: How to craft a multidisciplinary team - Dr Laura Ryan, Associate Medical Director, NHS24
C: Getting published: what the BMJ means by co-production with patients - TBC
D: Effective collaboration with managers - Dr Nick Fluck, Medical Director, NHS Grampian

10.50

Coffee / tea

Session 2

11.10

Breakout session 2
Choose another of the topics listed in session 1

12.05

RCPE Recently Appointed Consultants' Committee
Dr Marion Slater, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen and RCPE Recently Appointed Consultants' Committee Co-Chair
*What is the Recently Appointed Consultants Committee? *How to get involved *How can RCPE help you? * The RCPE Mentoring Scheme

12.20

Lunch

Session 3

Chair: Dr Catherine Labinjoh, Consultant Physician, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert and RCPE Recently Appointed Consultants Committee Co-Chair

13.00

How can a new consultant make an impact on quality improvement?
Dr Simon Watson, Chief Quality Officer, NHS Lothian
*principles of quality improvement *exemplars of QI *putting into practice as a new consultant

13.25

Person-centred care: seeking and incorporating patient opinion into clinical practice
Mr Shaun Maher, Strategic Advisor for Person-centred care and Improvement, Scottish Government, Health Improvement Scotland
*putting the person at the centre *examples of good and bad practice *the importance of patient opinion in driving services as a new consultant

13.50

Breakout session 3
Choose two of the following for breakout sessions 3 and 4:

E: Improving patient safety - Dr Simon Watson, Chief Quality Officer, NHS Lothian
F: Patient information and consent for physicians - Ms Nicola Cotter, Scottish Liason Adviser, General Medical Council
G: Interview skills for clinical or non-clinical posts - Professor Charles Swainson, Retired Renal Consultant, NHS Lothian
H: Performance at work – maximising personal performance and managing performance scrutiny - Miss Tracey Gillies, Medical Director, NHS Lothian

14.45

Coffee / tea

Session 4

Chair: Dr Neeraj Bhala, Consultant Physician in Gastrointestinal Medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham

15.05

Breakout session 4
Choose another of the topics from session 3

16.00

Job satisfaction and work life balance
TBC
*job satisfaction in medicine *has work-life balance changed in the last 20 years *examples and suggestions for the future

16.25

From Medical Degree to Medical Director. Reflections on the past and insights in to the future of working in the NHS
Miss Tracey Gillies, Medical Director, NHS Lothian
*past examples & reflections on life in the first 20 of their own medical careers *current challenges & opportunities for Recently Appointed Consutlants e.g. in research *the future of the profession - what will be the boundaries for Recently Appointed Consultants?

16.50

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 20 June 2017 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until Tuesday 23 May 2017.

Registration fees

 

Early Bird fee
until Tuesday 23 May 2017

Fee
from Wednesday 24 May 2017

Standard fee

£145

£175

RCPE Fellow

£85

£115

RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member

£85

£115

Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student

£70

£100

Retired FRCPE, including lunch

£20

£20

Retired FRCPE, no lunch

£0

£0

Medical student (refundable deposit)

£15

£15

Medical student – deposit refunded to those who attend the event.

Unpaid post – Nil, if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Education Co-ordinator.

Long term / other leave – Fellows and Members, please contact the Education coordinator as some discretion may be available.

Collegiate and Associate Members of the RCPE in clinical research posts may be eligible for funding - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

Trainees – Scotland Deanery medical specialty trainees can attend any number of eligible symposia for a one-off payment from their study leave budget (block grant scheme).

Further details can be obtained from the Event Co-ordinator.

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Further Info

This event is open to senior trainees and newly appointed consultants. If you are unsure about eligibility, or the correct fee category, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event (see Fees page).

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Where appropriate, certificates of attendance will be issued electronically.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Interactive map and directions

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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