Planning for the future: success and burnout?

Looking forwards... This week I submitted my medical portfolio for review to determine whether I have met the competencies required to pass my first year as a junior doctor and gain full registration with the General Medical Council. By the end of foundation year one training we are expected have completed three four-month rotations and … Continue reading Planning for the future: success and burnout?

Unfortunate cases of failing patients and staff in the time of COVID-19

COVID has had many unpredictable effects on healthcare and working life. One such impact has been the delayed presentation of unwell individuals to hospital. These patients stay away for a number of reasons: to protect the NHS; for fear of contracting coronavirus from hospital; or due to being wrongly diagnosed with coronavirus and actively advised … Continue reading Unfortunate cases of failing patients and staff in the time of COVID-19

Difficult conversations: is your doctor as knowledgeable as he thinks?

Difficult conversations The theme of today's blog is difficult conversations. The life of a doctor is full of difficult conversations, whether that is discussing do not attempt resuscitation orders with patients, explaining to a family that their loved one will likely die on this admission, or explaining to your loved ones why you have to … Continue reading Difficult conversations: is your doctor as knowledgeable as he thinks?