// Core Skills for the Newer Consultant

Core Skills for the Newer Consultant

CPD Points: 8
Duration: 8 Hours
Media Type: eLearning
Provider: Academyst (eMedicus Ltd.)


A raft of practical strategies built into an easy to manage framework that ensures you excel as a consultant, gain the best from your staff and carry yourself with utmost professionalism. This course is designed as an intensive submersion into the key areas necessary to succeed in being an exceptional consultant. Covering everything from new found managerial responsibility to fiscal probity, risk, governance and even the business of health, it acts as a comprehensive framework packed with the practical application of core skills.

  • The consultant role in modern healthcare
  • Defining the key challenges facing a consultant today
  • Key transitions necessary for success as a consultant
  • Engaging in the business of health
  • Understanding Trust priorities, their drivers and impacts
  • Trust versus clinical responsibilities
  • New role, new priorities - unique elements of the consultant role

  • Achieving balance between clinical and non-clinical priorities
  • Time management essentials for the newer consultant
  • The importance of work-life balance and the impact of responsibility
  • Key pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Self support mechanisms - balancing self-reliance with support
  • Principles of trust and probity - ensuring you are beyond reproach
  • Taking responsibility for development of self

  • Developing presence as a new leader
  • Creating and deploying a strong team
  • Setting effective direction
  • Creating the right environment
  • Essential delegation skills
  • Resolving difference and conflict

  • Understanding the consultant's balance of responsibilities
  • Engaging the whole team in clinical governance
  • Core principles in risk analysis & management
  • Managing identified risk - protection of self, team & Trust
  • Management of complaints
  • Avoiding complaint escalation

  • Defining the stakeholders in modern health
  • Understanding and rationalising differing priorities
  • Working effectively with Primary Care
  • Supporting the clinical director
  • Principles of the patient as stakeholder
  • Managing unreasonable requests
  • Special groups e.g. temporary residents, migrant populations

  • Leadership model for modern juniors
  • Setting effective direction early for juniors
  • Getting the best from non-core trainees e.g. GPs
  • Balancing clinical & educational priorities
  • Creating an effective support, mentoring & supervision framework when you have concerns about a junior
  • Resolving common complaints regarding juniors
  • Ensuring that your juniors leave in the best possible condition

  • Understand the true role of a consultant in the modern NHS
  • Appreciating the business of health and the role you play in it
  • Gain the self-management skills necessary to ensure you achieve effective work-life balance
  • Understand how to ensure you don't end up before the GMC
  • Build presence as a new leader
  • Ensure the delivery of a safe and robust clinical service
  • Learn to work with the wider stakeholder agenda
  • Become an exceptional mentor to up-coming junior staff

  • Doctors - Junior
  • Doctors - Middle
  • Doctors - Senior
  • Nurses - Junior
  • Nurses - Middle
  • Nurses - Senior
  • Business & Administration - Junior
  • Business & Administration - Middle
  • Business & Administration - Senior
  • Allied Pros - Junior
  • Allied Pros - Middle
  • Allied Pros - Senior