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Preparing for consultancy, London

Start 8:30 AM
End 5:00 PM
  • £50-£150

Event Overview

This national event will provide an insight into how to manage the transition to consultant, progress your management skills and develop career resilience.

Book your place today to develop the skills and qualities needed to prepare for consultancy.

Programme at a glance:

Key topics

  • How to raise concerns
  • Applications, interviews and the Advisory Appointments Committee
  • Work-life balance
  • Transition from trainee to consultant
  • Complaints handling

Afternoon workshops 

  • Post CCT fellowships
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration: Advice on applying



Below are a few of the speakers who will be attending this event. 

Derek Alderson became the president of RCS in July 2017. He is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Birmingham and visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle. His main area of clinical interest is oesophagogastric surgery. He is editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Surgery. Professor Alderson is committed to improving surgical standards at all levels through education, research and clinical performance.

Richard Kerr is a consultant neurosurgeon at Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he specialises in general neurosurgery, skull base surgery and vascular neurosurgery. Mr Kerr is the immediate past president of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and RCS Council member and trustee. He was Co-Principal Investigator in the MRC-funded International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT). The publication of this trial has led to a global change in the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, with invitations to speak to learned societies from all over the world.

Sue Hill was born in London. She undertook medical training in Pembroke College Oxford and Westminster Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1985. She undertook her surgical training in South West Thames and received her MS from London University in 1994. Her surgical interests include soft tissue sarcoma and she is part of the Welsh Soft Tissue Sarcoma Implementation Group. During her career she has been Clinical Director, Vascular Advisor for Wales, Chairman of the National Statutory Advisory Group to the Welsh Assembly, Training Programme Director and Chairman of the Welsh Board of the Royal College of Surgeons. She was appointed to RCS Council in 2012 and became Vice President of the RCS in July 2017. She is the Council Lead for the Regional Committee.

James Horwood graduated from university College Hospital, London in 2002. He completed basic surgical training in the south west and Wessex and undertook a period of research at Imperial College London into endoscopy simulation training. He completed higher surgical training within the Welsh deanery and a post CCT fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland in 2012. He was appointed as consultant colorectal surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales in 2013. He have an interest in surgical education and training, am a Wales deanery training committee member and the current RCS tutor for UHW.

Fiona Myint is a consultant vascular & general surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust as well as an RCS Council member. Other positions Fiona holds include Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL, Examiner for the MRCS, College Assessor (sitting on AAC panels) and a GMC Associate (sitting on appeals panels for registration and certification). Her main interest is in education, having gained a Masters in Clinical Education and she has previously been an SAC member for General Surgery, and Programme Director for General Surgery and for Core Surgery.

For a full list of speakers and talks, please click here for the provisional programme. 

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