The New Consultants' Day is an event to help and support those recently appointed to a consultant post, or who will soon be taking one up. It is appropriate for all pathology specialties and for both medically-trained pathologists and clinical scientists. 

 You will hear from experienced consultants on a range of topics such as how to prepare a business case to secure resources, how to set up new services and how best to deal with complaints, and learn more about appraisal, revalidation and job planning (parallel session for medically-trained pathologists) and the experiences of consultant clinical scientists (parallel session for clinical scientists), among other things. It is most suitable for those appointed to a consultant post within the last year, or who expect to be appointed to a consultant post within the next year.


9:00       Coffee and registration

Morning session: Chair, Prof Angharad Davies

9:30       Welcome and introduction Prof Angharad Davies

9:40       What I wish I’d known… How to make the transition from trainee to consultant – the first few weeks and months in a consultant  post  Dr Alice Wort

10:10     How to obtain resources - setting up new services (with examples) Dr Subarna Chakravorty

10:40     Coffee

11:00     Educating and supervising trainees Dr Harriet Hughes

11:30     Complaints – how to avoid them and how to handle them: with Q&A Prof Mike Osborn

12:00     Looking after wellbeing – your team and yourself Prof Peter Johnston

12:30     Lunch

13:30     Afternoon session: Chair, Prof Peter Johnston

13:30     Getting involved in clinical trials research - NIHR speaker Holly Speight, virtual

14:00     Split into clinical scientists and medics:


14:00     Appraisal and revalidation GMC speaker Mr Michael Anderson

14:30     Job planning and contracts BMA speaker TBC

Clinical Scientists

14:00 – 15:00    Impact of AI/machine learning and Understanding of the roles of data flow in the laboratory  Dr Ross Sadler

15:10     Coffee/tea

15:10     How to obtain resources – writing business cases Dr Patrick Yong

15:40     How can RCPath support you? Getting involved with the College Prof Sarah Coupland

16:10     Close

Registration Fees

Non members    279
Members 173
Concessionary rate 92


Cancellation Policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 will be made on all cancellations including changing of dates. Payments are not transferrable, to change date you will be required to cancel your place and rebook onto the new date. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours before the event.

Location -

Virtual meeting to be delivered via Zoom



This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance will be sent to attendees before the meeting. We strongly suggest you download Zoom to your computer/laptop to make the most of the meeting, however if this is not possible just simply click on the link provided. To find out more about Zoom and how it works please visit the website.

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.