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For foundation doctors, speaking up about risks and errors is one of the biggest challenges we face. Sir Robert Francis famously called junior doctors “the eyes and ears of the NHS”, but we can only step up to that challenge if we speak out about what we are seeing and hearing. In her […]
Neil Calderwood is a final year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. When I was studying in Brighton he was always passionately campaigning for universal access to healthcare so when I caught up with him at Leaders In Healthcare 2018 last week I really wanted him to share his reflections with Medical […]
It would be interesting to hear from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care any day. But on the morning Matt Hancock was due to speak to Leaders In Healthcare 2018, the cabinet was in turmoil and the Brexit Secretary had just resigned. Naturally the delay to the Secretary of State’s appearance […]
This was the session I was most looking forward to. It’s the reason why we blog and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Trainee Steering Group did not disappoint. Considering it was the so-called breakfast slot at 8am, prior to the keynote speeches, Hall 7 at the ICC was impressively full of […]
I’m lucky enough to be spending half of this week at Leaders In Healthcare 2018, a national conference from the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and the BMJ. Over the next few posts I’m going to cover some talks and themes emerging from the day. At the risk of quickly becoming outdated, […]
Leadership skill – nature vs nurture? At what stage in our medical career can we call ourselves a leader?
I’m May, a foundation year 2 academic trainee doctor in the leadership and management programme at East Midlands. In this post, I will be briefly going through my experiences and reflections so far on the discovery of ‘leadership’ journey . Please take a moment and ponder question before moving onto next. What springs […]
In the corner of the medical ethics community where I write, it sometimes feels as though it is taken for granted that organ sale would increase the number of ‘donated’ kidneys. I’ve written before about the uncertainty surrounding post-mortem organ donation policy and there are similarly murky waters around living kidney donation. In […]