Induction for newly appointed consultants
Abstract:Induction and support of newly appointed consultants is highly desirable in the National Health Service. This paper considers a personal view of a comprehensive system of induction implemented in a medium-sized district general hospital, including the experience of 14 doctors who have been through the whole process.
The programme has five strands: meeting the Medical Director; meeting with relevant colleagues around the organisation; six- to eight-week job plan review and first appraisal; an in-house mentoring programme; and an 18-month, ten-day CPD programme.
The evaulation suggests all parts of the programme are viewed as appropriate and useful to newly appointed consultants. However, those that are the most complex, and involve the most effort, are not viewed quite as positively.
Induction is a core activity for Medical Directors, the best means to achieve it is yet to be determined.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2002