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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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Putting the clocks back used to mark a season of anxiety in emergency medicine. The darker mornings and evenings meant that children walking to and from school became potential prey for careless drivers too busy texting their mates or adjusting their make-up to notice them.
Tags: emergency medicine
I’ve always been keen to share information from our emergency department system with local groups to help inform their injury prevention and health promotion attempts. After all, if I don’t, they’ll just focus on what someone read in the latest Sunday magazine.
Emergency departments are over-stretched, and there is a recruitment crisis in higher training and consultant posts. There is one very good reason why these posts are underfilled. Of the 6,000 UK doctors completing foundation training every year, there are fewer than 200 posts available for core training in emergency medicine.
Tags: emergency medicine, postgraduate training
It’s February already so for emergency medicine that means ‘all change’. Just as the last lot of trainees were getting fed up with working every weekend, and had lost contact with life as they had known it, the music stops in the training version of musical chairs and a new batch is released.
Tags: emergency medicine, medical education and training
Tags: emergency medicine, continuing professional development
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