The New Consultants' Day is a new event, intended to help and support anyone who has recently been appointed to a consultant post, or who will very soon be taking one up. It is appropriate for all pathology specialties and much of the content will be suitable for both medical consultants and consultant clinical scientists (with the exception of the GMC and BMA presentations). 

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 pension arrangements, among other things. To register, you should ideally have been appointed to a consultant post within the last year, or have passed FRCPath and/or made a successful CESR application and expect to be appointed to a consultant within the next year. 

This event will be held face to face at the Royal College of Pathologists building, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.


Provisional Programme TBC
  • 08:45    Registration
  • 09:15    Welcome and introduction Professor Angharad Davies, VP for Learning
  • 09:20    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, Gateshead
  • 09:45    Complaints – how to avoid them and how to handle them: with Q&A Professor Mike Osborn (via Zoom)
  • 10:15    Getting involved in clinical research Nhlanhla Mguni, NIHR
  • 10:45    Break
  • 11:05    How to obtain resources – writing business cases Dr Patrick Yong, from Surrey
  • 11:35    How to obtain resources - setting up new services Dr Subarna Chakravorty, London
  • 12:05    Appraisal and revalidation Mr Michael Anderson, GMC 
  • 12:35    Lunch
  • 13:30    Job planning and contracts Tim Combley, BMA 
  • 14:00    Pensions David Tredgett, Chase De Vere
  • 14:30    Becoming an educational supervisor, supervising trainees Professor Peter Johnston, VP for Professionalism
  • 15:00    How can RCPath support you? How does RCPath work and how can you get involved at the College?Professor Angharad Davies, VP for Learning
  • 15:30    Close
Registration Fees

This event has a special discounted rate for all attendees of £112.00

Cancellation Policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 will be made on all cancellations up to 5 working days before the event. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 5 working days before the event





​ ​ To be held at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.