Masterclass – The New Consultant: Preparing for Interview and Future Practice

  • Overview of what CEO/MD and Trusts want from consultants.
    The grey area between senior trainees and new consultants.
    Things to think about as a new consultant- contract, job planning, team working, relationships, private practice, CEA, appraisal.
    Interview practice in small groups.
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Delivery: Face-to-face (virtual if national guidance requires)
  • Methods: Talks with plenty of opportunity for interaction
  • Pre-event preparation: N/A
  • Post-event work: Be prepared to engage and ask questions to get the most out of the sessions

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Who can attend

– Senior trainees and locum consultants approaching consultant interview and challenges beyond
If you do not meet the target audience criteria but have additional experience that you feel would be appropriate for you to attend this course, please contact us.

Aims and learning outcomes


– Gain some knowledge and insight about the transition from trainee to consultant practice
– Provide delegates with an overview of Trust expectations from a consultant
– How to negotiate the consultant contract and job planning
– Explain the interview and selection process, panel members and who has influence.
– Improving interview performance

Learning outcomes:

Having attended this module, delegates will be able to:

– Understand what Trusts expect from consultants
– Know about changes in responsibility and behaviour as a new consultant
– Be familiar with the consultant contract
– Be more prepared for the consultant interview

Associated GMC Generic Professional Capabilities (GPC)

Domain 1: Professional values and behaviours
– Managing time and resources effectively

Domain 2: Professional Skills (Communication and interpersonal skills)
– Establishing an effective and respectful doctor-patient partnership with the ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion
– Demonstrating cultural and social awareness
– Maintaining appropriate situational awareness and sensitivity to the impact of their comments and behaviours on others

Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and team working
– Demonstrating an understanding of why leadership and team- working is important in their role as a clinician
– Showing awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and why effective clinical leadership is central to safe and effective care
– Supervising, challenging, influencing, appraising and mentoring colleagues and peers to enhance performance and to support development
– Promoting a culture of learning and academic and professional critical enquiry

Faculty biography

Peter Brennan and Steve Wadams

Mr Peter Brennan is a consultant surgeon in Portsmouth with 15+ years’ experience. He is committed to training and education, written several textbooks and a major role in surgical exams. He has sat on many interview panels and helped colleagues across many specialties in career development

Dr Steve Wadams is a consultant general paediatrician in University Hospital Dorset with 13 years’ experience.  He is a qualified NHS Coach, member of the RCPCH college Paediatrician in Medical Management (PiMM) committee and has been a Clinical Director Child Health at his local Trust for a period of 6 years.  He has interviewed for consultant and other senior NHS posts.


– Wessex training grade doctors and Wessex SAS/Specialty grade doctors are funded by HEE Wessex, so no study leave claims will be necessary for course fees.
– Other delegates are required to pay a nominal fee.

Cancellation penalties may apply. Please refer to the HEE Accent Course Manager Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Event dates and how to book

The following event dates are available to book online:

6 March 2023

If you have not yet registered as a user with the HEE Accent Course Manager system, you will be required to do so before booking your place.