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    Medical electives

    Just about to go on your medical elective? Or thinking about it for next year? Read our essential guide on how to make the most of your time out.

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How to successfully handover

Regardless of what rotation you're working on, specialty you practice, what setting you're in or where in the UK you work, all doctors routinely perform handovers. 

A handover is one of the single, most important duties routinely performed as a junior doctor. 

We've compiled personal experience and tips to help you.

11 top tips for a successful handover

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