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Week 2 – How not to get sued.

Week 2 – How not to get sued. Last week..well over a week ago actually (oops) I wrote the GMC coming in and telling us how not to get sacked. This week the uni has given us some lectures on … Continue reading

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Day 1 – How not to get sacked.

I started my second year of medical school yesterday and unsurprisingly I have not received a penny from either NHS bursaries or from student finance. This means that (until they pull their collective fingers out) I am skint. It is … Continue reading

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Day 3 in A&E – Peaks and Troughs

Day 3 in A&E The last day of my short placement in A&E was a very mixed day. On the one hand, I got to properly clerk a patient for the first time on my own and suggest a diagnosis. … Continue reading

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Day 2 in A&E

Day two in A&E. The day started at 7am on the CDU (Not to be confused with the CDC). The CDU as an acronym officially stands for Clinical Decision Unit but is much more commonly referred to as the “Can’t … Continue reading

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72 hours in A&E

I recently spent 3 days working in A&E. I say working, what that actually translates to is I spent three days getting in the way of the doctors and nurses that were doing some actual work. I had been looking … Continue reading

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Student Finance want me to sell my body for food.

For those of you looking for an amusing, whimsical story about how one of my patients did something funny, I’m afraid that will have to wait until I see an amusing patient, hopefully in the next two weeks or so … Continue reading

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Common Sense

I’m a great believer in common sense. The notion that sticking to the letter of the law is not always strictly necessary and that things should have a degree of flexibility. Sadly in modern society this is often lacking. Take … Continue reading

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First Patient, NHS cards and idiotic classmates. All in a days work.

Actual date 5/2/13 This week has been a very good week. I found out that I’d passed my exams, which is obviously good. I only just passed, but on this course at this stage it doesn’t matter, as long as … Continue reading

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Appendicitis and a rant about fairness

Actual date 28/11/12 I haven’t written anything for a while. I have had a lot of work catching up things that I missed with me knee, so sorry about that, though to be honest, not much has happened except that … Continue reading

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Health and Safety BS

Actual Date 31/10/12 Today I spent 3 hours in my hospital being taught how to move a box and a patient. Now, in my previous life I was a sound engineer for a small company near Liverpool, I was also … Continue reading

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