Down the rabbit hole: life as a junior doctor in the NHS

Down the rabbit hole: life as a junior doctor in the NHS

There has been a lot of chat on social media, and in the regular media, about the contract, pay, and working conditions of junior doctors. We have seen truths, half-truths, bare-faced lies and misconceptions. There has been spin and counter-spin. Quite frankly, I’m dizzyContinue Reading    

An open letter to Mr Tugendhat

An open letter to Mr Tugendhat

Dear Mr Tugendhat

 

I read with great concern your article in today’s Daily Telegraph. I note your conflict of interest, that you were in the army for several years, and so I’ll state mine at the start of my letter; I am a doctor, and have been fully qualified for 8 years, having been at medical school for 6 before then.

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The day that changed the world

The day that changed the world

Yesterday was September 11th, 2015. I was called back to work at 4am, and as I tried to get dressed in the dark and leave the house silently, the date held no significance for me. But as the day progressed, and I wrote it countless times in the top left corner of each entry in patient, I couldn’t help but remember the day that changed the world.

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We need to talk about assisted dying

We need to talk about assisted dying

So for those who don’t know I’m a registrar in palliative medicine. I love my job (most days) and I am highly honoured to help enable people with terminal illnesses to spend their life living rather than waiting for death.
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Sick and tired: the spiralling refugee crisis

Sick and tired: the spiralling refugee crisis

This was not the post I intended to write. It’s definitely not something I want to write. But, things being the way they are, it is something I feel compelled to write. For I am sick. And tired.

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