ABCD Consultant Development Programme 2018

Event Date: 
Monday, 26 November, 2018 to Friday, 30 November, 2018

The ABCD Consultant Development Programme is designed to reinvigorate the learning of the non-clinical aspects of being a consultant. This replaces the YDEF led King's Fund Management Course and is the only D&E specific leadership and management course. It has been organised by the ABCD to support the competencies from the Medical Consultant Leadership Framework and is accredited by the Institute of Learning and Management. This means that you will be able to complete a formal vocationally-related qualification (VRQ) by undertaking an assessed workplace project (eg. service improvement / educational initiative) after you complete the course.

Geared to doctors in their final year of training and newly appointed consultants, this stimulating and experiential programme will prepare you well for the next transition in your career. Places are limited to ensure a dynamic and interactive group and only ABCD members can be allocated places. If the course is oversubscribed we will give priority to those in their final year of training and those newly appointed consultants.The cost per head is over £1500. We are able to offer it to ABCD members for a much reduced fee (tbc - in 2017 this was £325) including accommodation and meals (you will need to fund your own travel expenses).

Please note that you are expected to attend all sessions on each day of the programme and we cannot accept requests to attend part of the course only.

The course has been developed for ABCD by Prof. Dev Singh, Consultant Physician Diabetes & Endocrinology & Medical Director of The Academic Institute of Medicine, and Mr Keith Whitfield of Ultimate Performance, and ILM training centre. Together they have also run the highly succesful ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme. Feel free to contact them at or for further information.

Event taxonomy: 
Clinical taxonomy: 
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Type 2 diabetes mellitus