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Whether you’ve started work at a brand-new trust or your new post is where you’ve been based for years, there’s a lot to wrap your head around when starting a role.

In this section you'll learn about dealing with clinical uncertainty and managing imposter syndrome, as well as, job planning and negotiation and how to manage challenging conversations.

Follow the links below to learn about job planning and getting prepared for the appraisal process, dealing with coroners and complaints, and find out how to engage with senior management.

Featured bite-sized videos: ' Dealing with clinical uncertainty and managing imposter syndrome', 'Job planning and negotation' and 'Challenging conversations'.


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