The Recently Appointed Consultants (RAC) are those in their first 10 years as a consultant and the Committee, created to support you, have two elected seats on Council, currently held by Drs Helen Liddicoat (Respiratory Physician, Tayside) and Caroline Scally (Cardiologist, Lothian). 

How can the Committee support you?

The Committee work to develop content which can support those clinicians beginning their careers as consultants or who would like to further their own education and development.

The work of the Committee has included the creation of top tips on topics discussed at previous RAC events such as becoming an examiner, complaints and SPA time.

Mentoring has been highlighted as important need for consultants and the Committee has been instrumental in developing the Enhance mentoring programme now available for free to all Fellows and Members in the UK and overseas.

The RAC has a podcast called Consultant Conversations, providing support on the non-clinical aspects of being a consultant.

Symposia and evening meetings 

The Committee coordinate a number of engaging events each year including our evening ‘Professionalism in Medicine’ series and symposia aimed at topics of interest to recently appointed consultants, associate specialists and senior trainees. Our upcoming events can be found below

  • Evening Meeting: Tuesday 7 November 2023
  • Evening Meeting: Tuesday 12 March 2024
  • Evening Meeting: Tuesday 12 November 2024

Please visit our Events Calendar for more information.

View previous meetings

Symposia: presentations from previous symposia are available to Fellows and Members on the Education Portal.

Evening meetings: presentations from previous Evening Meetings are available for free on the Education Portal.

Further information: