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What I’ve Learned – #TipsForNewDocs

As I come to the end of FY2, I’ve been thinking a lot about my experiences over the last the two years since I qualified as a doctor & what (hopefully, helpful and honest) advice I’d give to brand new medics on the cusp of a career in the NHS. Here’s what I’ve learned: 1. […]

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How to be a Junior Doctor Part Two

This is the second part to the “How to be a Junior Doctor” series. See the first part here. Listen to our continued discussion below which focusses more on keeping a work life balance and some thoughts about what advice we have for you. iTunes Podbean Please also read alongside this post the Working 9-5…..ish… […]

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How to be a Junior Doctor – Part One

Your alarm clock fires off and awakes you from your blissfully ignorant slumber. You press that snooze button between ten and twenty times until reality finally hits you hard: You are a Day One F1. You are the doctor.

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Referrals: a primer and troubleshoot guide

How do we refer patients? Why do we? When do we make a referral? I was taught at length in medical school aspects of communicating with both professionals and patients but I was never taught how to refer a patient to another healthcare professional. This particular skill has taken time, practice and reflecting upon both good and […]

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Call On Me!

I talk to Scott Williams once again to discuss an on call shift and some of the ideas we have that may improve how the shift works for you. Please listen to the podcast at the end and tell us of helpful tips you think may enhance how others manage their shifts. Our focus for the […]

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 Working 9-5………ish

Gareth speaks with Dr Scott Williams, a clinical fellow on ITU at Chester and previous Core Medical Trainee about some handy tips to help Foundation Doctors excel when working on a ward. Working on a ward is synonymous with being a junior doctor. In the UK Foundation Programme, we can rotate through up to 6 […]