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)
Tuesday 31st January 13:00-16:00MLA Microsoft teamMLA- ‘Understanding systems- Human factors and ergonomics’Michael Moneypenny, APGD (Clinical Skills); Ross Paterson, ADME (Quality)
Wednesday 15th February 15:00- 17:00Paderewski Lecture Theatre, WGHComplaint response and resolutionJeannette Morrison Head of Patient Experience
Wednesday 22nd March 13:00-16:00MLA Microsoft teamMLA- ‘Feeling heard, feeling valued’Hannah Monaghan, Caroline McDowall Speak Up ambassadors; Laura Hutchison Head of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
Wednesday 22nd March 16:00-17:00First 5 Microsoft TeamSupporting excellence in training as a trainerLesley Dawson ADME (WGH), RoT Lead
Friday 21st April 14:00-15:30First 5 Microsoft TeamAppraisal and Revalidation made easy.Edward Doyle AMD Appraisal and Revalidation
Thursday 4th May 09:00-11:00Blackford Rm, PGEC, RIELeaders as CoachOrganisational Development team
Monday 22nd May 13:00-16:00MLA Microsoft teamMLA- ‘Leadership stories from across our system’tbc
Friday 23rd June 14:00-15:30First 5 Microsoft TeamQuality Improvement- Leading and supervising projects that make a differenceRoss Paterson ADME (Quality)
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


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.

LOTH NHS Lothian’s Leadership Network open to all NHS Lothian staff. Home for lots of leadership resources and monthly network meetings.


NHS Lothian Leadership Network

NHS Lothian Coaching


Useful documents