- The transition to independent practice is challenging
- There is a big gap in our education!
- Training focuses on clinical competence and preparation
- Challenges: job planning, career advice, litigation, GMC inquest, complaints
What functions should a consultant network provide?
- High Priority:
- Mentoring (80.4%, n=37)
- Peer support (87%, n=40)
- Medium Priority:
- Career Progression
- Non Technical Skills
What topics are important to new surgeons?
- 80% Job Planning
- 60% How to deal with/prevent complaints
- 53.3% Appraisal & Re-validation
- 53.3% New service/business planning
- 48.9% Transition from Trainee to Trainer
- 48.9% Clinical Practice
How can we address these?
- Aim to deliver educational program for members of EYCN
- EYCN roadshows initially planned but Coronavirus!
- Webinars, online meetings, guest speakers, career development resources
Development of EYCN webinar series
- Started with lots of ideas
- Narrowed down the topics to address
- Developing a format in partnership with Medtronic
- 3 themed half days one month apart on different days- maximise accessibility with clinical commitments
- Each half day split into theory and practical elements
- Attendance was 94, 39 and 77 for each day
- Feedback from 57, 21 and 46 attendees for the 3 days
- Over 50% not members of EYCN although over 50% were consultants in first 5 years
- 10% had been in practice over 5 years
What could be improved?
- More practical and applicable advice with directions on how to do so’
- 'Course materials and small group break out rooms would be good’
- ‘Speaker diversity was poor’
- ‘I would like talks from experts outside surgery eg police hostage negotiator or senior managers from other professions’
- I wonder if reducing the amount of varied content and dedicating more time on a few topics and giving speakers longer to talk would make the sessions more valuable
- Perhaps more time for audience questions’
- ‘How to learn new technique as a group discussion by select panel members than a lecture. A few people interested in a particular subspecialty may make things more interesting and give away more practical hints and tips’
- ‘How young consultants can drive change in their organisation to improve practice’
- ‘How disco points (Scotland) and CEAs are awarded’
- 'Inclusion of a talk on Mental Health and the NHS’
- ‘Private practice’
Please send your suggestions!
Thanks to our supporters!
- EYCN committee
- Stephanie Wood, Hugo Cunha and Medtronic
- ACPGBI- Nicola Fearnhead, Steve Brown, Adele Sutton, Nicole Taub
- Speakers and Chairs