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?
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 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?