I can’t believe I’m going to write about it. That’s exactly what they want me to do. The new Gillette Advert is fantastic. For those of you who have managed to avoid the controversy, let me explain. Last week the razor makers launched a new advert, replacing the old slogan “The Best A […]
Dr Hannah Laidley, AFY2, University Hospitals of Leicester I have less than 12 hours to get two more set of feedback on my TAB but instead of being on the wards begging any and every member of staff who walks past to save me I am burying my head in other things I […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why don’t policies play out as planned? It’s a key question in public policy. For the police this might mean Why does stop-and-search affect a disproportionate number of black people? For educators it might mean Why are children kept out of the classroom without being excluded? And in the hospital, perhaps, Why are […]
by Dr Shivali Fulchand @shivalifulchand Last week, in the first issue of ‘The Doctor’, a magazine for doctors started by the BMA, Keith Cooper discussed bullying among NHS doctors. The article highlighted that doctors at all levels of training, even at consultant level, can face harassment and bullying. This has long been accepted […]
Should organisations such as CCGs collaborate with medical schools to establish strong paid and unpaid research networks?
My journey to becoming a doctor was what you might call “the scenic route”. Medical school was my second degree and, while this has many advantages, it also came with some draw backs, mainly financial. Here’s my experience of when you want to do research but need to pay for your degree. There are […]
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