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Saleyha Ahsan (pictured) travelled to Syria with the charity Hand in Hand for Syria. She talks about her experience based in a hospital in the north of the country, working alongside doctors being filmed for the BBC Panorama documentary, Saving Syria’s Children.
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Tags: disability, consultants, equal opportunities
Concluding his account of five working days, Jonathan Hare explores the contrasting motives of families at the bedside.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, older people and health, mental health
Continuing his account of five working days, Jonathan Hare marvels at the patience and strength of his patient’s wife.
The outpatients clinic brings Jonathan Hare some old friends, embittered couples and an octogenerian’s knife collection in this third day of our new series about a doctor’s working week.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, older people and health
Is Jonathan Hare’s 75-year-old patient at risk of taking hostages? And the other daft questions his computer asks him in our new series where doctors share five working days.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, NHS information technology, mental health
In a new series, we are asking doctors to share their experience of five working days. Here is London consultant in old-age psychiatry Jonathan Hare, day one.
Tags: car parking, consultants, psychiatry, older people and health
We are inviting doctors to share their experience of five working days. We want to help break down barriers within the profession and tackle some widely held views and myths about the different specialties. First up is London consultant in old-age psychiatry Jonathan Hare, who describes what drew him to psychiatry. Each day this week on the blog he will relate his experiences at work.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, community care, elderly care
‘I’m going first.’ ‘That’s not fair: you went first last week!’
‘Yes, but I’ll only be 10 minutes.’ ‘I don’t believe you. You always say that and then you take ages. I’m not falling for it this week.’
‘But it’s really important. It needs doing now.’
No, not my children squabbling over the laptop but a regular conversation, only slightly exaggerated, between surgeons on a Saturday morning as I begin my on call.
Tags: consultants, paediatrics and child health, surgery, healthcare rationing
It sounds like a fairly basic maths question. A half-time doctor gets half the salary of their full-time equivalent. To calculate the annual leave, do you simply divide by two? Actually, it’s not quite that simple.
Tags: consultants, supporting professional activities, programmed activities
Could Monday mornings become a thing of the past? Not literally, of course – that kind of power lies beyond even the most senior NHS executive. But it might, it seems, be possible to banish at least some of those post-weekend shifts that set clinicians dreaming of a life outside medicine.
Tags: consultant contract, hours of work, clinical directors, care quality commission, consultants
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