Posts Tagged ‘junior doctors’

Junior Doctors: Take a breather

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

by Dr Holly Kirk Someone recently asked me about life as a junior doctor, “is it really as bad as the tv programme?” they said. I suppose the question came at quite an opportune time for reflection; on a train on a Saturday afternoon minus work, minus stress, over two months into my F1 year.  [...]

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Why doctors are opposed to public sector pension plans

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

It should not be surprising that doctors are so concerned about the attack on the NHS pension scheme. The proposals by UK Government would see NHS employees working in physically and mentally demanding roles until they are almost 70. It must not be forgotten that the NHS pension scheme was completely overhauled just four years [...]

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Medical profession encouraged to work in Wales

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Wednesday saw the launch of a new campaign by the Welsh Government, Welsh NHS Confederation and Wales Deanery to attract more doctors to apply to work in Wales. We welcome the drive to spread the word amongst the medical profession about the benefits of living and working in Wales. The standards of clinical training and [...]

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Becoming an F2

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

By Naomi Potter   After spending a year feeling very at home in a friendly local hospital, I knew that moving on to spend four months in a GP surgery was going to be quite a change. On my first day I was shown around the practice and was given my own room – with [...]

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We are here to help!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The transition from medical student to junior doctor is both an exciting and apprehensive time. As your trade union, the BMA is here to offer you advice and support, to help you through this stage of your career. Here are some areas where the BMA can help: Check your contract Before starting work, you should [...]

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Advice for F1s

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

As an F1 doctor you will be taking responsibility for healthcare and healthcare decisions for the first time, which may sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are some top tips from F2 doctor Andy Carson-Stevens to make your F1 role feel less daunting and make you feel more in control!  Manage your time – Create [...]

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Political Candidate Pledge

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

If you are a candidate in the Assembly Elections and want to help improve the quality of patient care, the efficiency of NHS services and the working conditions of the medical workforce in Wales sign up to our pledge: “I pledge that I will campaign to improve the quality of patient care, the efficiency of [...]

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Supervising the route to excellence – The Tripartite agreement

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Jo Hilborne is the Clinical Lead for the Tripartite Agreement, and explains more about the project below. Jo is also an O&G Consultant in the, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. The Temple Report, Time for Training (2010) said ‘Supervised training is key to ensuring patient safety and medical workforce development to provide for future service needs, [...]

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The challenge of student debt was a constant fear

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Today our guest blogger is Dr Dai Samuel, Chair of our Welsh Junior Doctor’s Committee. Hailing from Merthyr Tydfil, a traditional industrial town it is not the norm to want or to actually become a doctor. Having been born with a congenital deformity of my right leg I had always wanted to be a doctor. [...]

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Widening participation in medicine

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Medicine is a challenging and rewarding profession which demands a wide range of intellectual and emotional skills and a high level of commitment. Entry to medical school is a rigorous process, yet it is the financial and social obstacles that deter many able students from realising their potential as doctors of the future. Despite admissions [...]

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Trainee link

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Former Welsh junior doctors committee vice chair Dr Sophie Carter-Ingram, blogs on her new role at the Wales Deanery. I have been appointed as the new trainee link at the Welsh Deanery to help improve communications between the deanery and doctors in training. I’ll be ensuring that there is trainee representation at the deanery and [...]

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Medical Careers Information Day

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Calling all sixth formers, medical students, foundation and early career doctors……….   The  School of Medicine and School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University are hosting a medical careers event  between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm on Saturday 16th October 2010 at The All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Heath, Cardiff CF14 3NY.    [...]

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