Setting up a national workshop as an anaesthetic trainee

It is essential for senior trainees to demonstrate their abilities at leadership and management in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion of Training...

Junior doctors reporting low morale

Doctors are reporting low morale amid rising work demands and the ongoing financial squeeze affecting clinical care, a BMA survey reveals. More than 40...

Ipswich Hospital

Extensive seating areas, including sofas and a dining area. Kitchen stocked with unlimited cereal, toast, biscuits and squash. Two hospital computers in a computer...

Year Two

With a new year, I was greeted with a brand new set of challenges in my journey to becoming a doctor. Firstly, I survived...

What to consider when taking out a personal loan

Over the coming years, you may find you need to take out a personal loan. This could be for a number of reasons, such...

Making the best of it in Sierra Leone

FY2 Dr Mikey Bryant is in Sierra Leone with healthcare charity Mercy Ships. He has been volunteering in a children’s clinic for a year...

Funding your medical elective

If you dare ask any doctor their best experience at medical school then you’d better be prepared for hours of recollections from their elective...

How to spot a fresher

A first year med student can be spotted more easily than a baby with chicken pox. Here’s what gives you away: Can be...

Get Fresh – starting medical school guide

Medical school can be a scary place. There’s the dissection room, angry hospital consultants and the student union bar on a Wednesday night. But...

Raising concerns with senior colleagues

MPS surveyed 1,052 newly-qualified doctors to find out about their experiences – one of the biggest issues was quality of care, with 51% having...

Making sense of the ECG

MAKING SENSE OF THE ECG 4TH EDITION The Making Sense... series began in 1997 with Making Sense of the ECG, which has won awards...

Maternity pay as a junior doctor

Congratulations on your new arrival! Having a baby can be a wonderful yet stressful time, especially as a junior doctor rotating through different specialities,...

Careers beyond medicine

After five or six years at university, thousands of pounds in student loan debt and a perpetual cycle of exams, you’ll hopefully have left...

Physician assistants role to be doubled, says DH

The NHS is to expand the use of ‘physician assistants’ and double the number of training places, the Department of Health in England has...

News in Brief

JUNIOR ROTA PAYOUT 43 FY1s working on a surgical rota at Arrowe Park Hospital Wirral will share a £38,850 payout after a diary monitoring...

One in 10 trainees plan to emigrate in next year, says...

More than one in 10 newly qualified GPs (12%) is intending to leave the country in the next year, a survey shows. The finding...

Major consultation to improve public confidence in doctors

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BMA condemns sixth consecutive year ‘pay cut’

The BMA has condemned government confirmation that most doctors will suffer a sixth year of effective pay cuts and said the government was making...

Half of junior doctors have concerns about quality of care

Over half (51%) of newly qualified doctors have concerns about the quality of healthcare provided in their workplace, according to a major new survey...

Jail for fraudulent NHS job application doctor

A South Shields man who failed 1,000 times to get a job as an NHS doctor using false details has been jailed for 15...