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.

Draft Programme

09:30    Welcome from the President, Dr Bernie Croal, RCPath President 
09:40    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    Complaints – how to avoid them and how to handle them, Prof Mike Osborn, RCPath Past President 
10:40    The Associate PI Scheme: A Route to Getting Involved in Research, Ms Holly Speight , NIHR 

11:10    Break

11:25    How to obtain resources – writing business cases, Dr Patrick Yong, RCPath Immunology SAC Chair 
11:55    How to obtain resources - setting up new services (with examples), Dr Subarna Chakravorty 

12:25    Lunch

13:00    Breakout into two groups – delegates choose which to attend
Group 1:
    Appraisal and revalidation, Mr Michael Anderson, GMC 
13:30    Job planning and contracts, Mr Patrick Boardman, BMA 

Group 2:
13:00    TBC topic of interest to Consultant Clinical Scientists
14:00    End of breakout session

14:00    Becoming an educational supervisor, supervising trainees, Dr Harriet Hughes 
14:30    It’s your College - how to get involved at RCPath, Professor Angharad Davies 
15:00    Wellbeing at work, Professor Peter Johnston 
15:30    Close

Registration Fees

RCPath members: £181.00
Non-members: £293.00
Concessions: £97.00

Cancellation Policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £10.00 will be made on all cancellations. Payments are not transferrable. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours before the event.



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.