Hallelujah

Ok… so this is a bit embarrassing. On last week’s Real Reflective Practice on the theme of ‘Creativity’, I opened the show with a story about a song I wrote to help me learn about leukaemia in med school, and I said I would share the full lyrics after the show. I’m now slightly regretting …

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Chin up

So last week was mental health awareness week. I feel like this year it’s come at a particularly poignant time, with mental wellbeing taking a universal nosedive thanks to Covid-19. The UN actually released guidance this week around supporting mental health in the wake of this pandemic, so it’s clearly a significant issue. And in …

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I’m doing a Livestream about Doctor Guilt!

REAL Reflective Practice for Doctors: GUILT Forget your e-portfolios for a moment. Reflective practice might be a mandatory training requirement, but rarely does it give doctors the opportunity and skillset to truly process the emotions that surround their work. And with concerns in recent years over the confidentiality of those reflections, it can feel like …

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20 tips on what to do if you want to quit medicine

With everything that’s been going on lately with Covid-19 – the insane rotas, the failure to protect staff, the appalling lack of leadership and the battlefield the NHS has turned into, I’m not surprised that we’re now seeing doctors seriously considering a change of career. As much as the political rhetoric tells us we’re ‘all …

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