First 5 CPD programme

Supporting the development of senior clinicians across our system.


The First 5 CPD programme has been designed to address the learning needs of medical Consultants in the first 5 years of their career.

The content of the programme may be of interest to Consultants later in their careers, Higher Specialty Trainees and Specialty and Associate Specialist doctors, all are welcome to join the events.

There are a variety of events available, some in person and some virtual. Virtual events will take place either in the First 5 Microsoft Team, or in the Medical Leadership Academy team. Attendance at events can be booked via TuBS, this will also ensure you have an attendance certificate for CPD purposes. Outlines for each of the sessions can be found in the Event document accessible from the bottom of this page.

Virtual events, when suitable, will be recorded and available on the teams channel.


Timetable of events

Date and TimeVenueTopicSpeaker(s)
Wednesday 16th August 14:00-15:30First 5 Microsoft teamHow to: Chair a meetingAlison Stillie, Lesley Dawson Consultant Oncologists
Friday 1st September 09:00-11:00PGEC, RIEThe skill of writing a business case and how it fits with NHS Lothian strategic planClare Cartwright, Rebecca Millar, Strategic Planning team
Friday 13th October 09:00-12:00PGEC, RIECommon HR scenarios: Building a supportive environment.Jackie Houston, Kerry Wallace, Lesley Luke Employee Relations
Thursday 2nd November 13:00-16:00MLA Microsoft teamMLA- System Leaders: who, how, why?Calum Campbell, Tracey Gillies, Craig Marriott NHS Lothian Board
Thursday 7th December 13:00-16:00PGEC, RIEDelivering equality in the workplace and human rights-based careLaura Hutchison, Lead for Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
Thursday 11th January 13:00-16:00MLA Microsoft TeamMLA: Understanding systems- Human factors and ergonomicsMichael Moneypenny, Medical Education
Friday 9th February 13:00-16:00First 5 Microsoft teamRealistic Medicine: What does it mean or you, your patients and your service?Sarah Keir, AMD for Realistic Medicine


To book events and record CPD:

TuBS Tutorial Booking System 'First 5 Consultant CPD Programme'

Microsoft teams:

First 5 Microsoft Team for all events marked as First 5 Microsoft team.

LOTH Medical Leadership Academy for all events marked as MLA Microsoft team.

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