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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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In the hospital where I work PARRT stands for the Patient At Risk and Resuscitation Team. They are a team of experienced ICU nurses who run a 24 hour a day, 365 days of the year outreach service, patrolling the medical and surgical wards for patients who, as their name intimates, are at risk of dying.
Tags: junior doctors
Tags: junior doctors, emergency care, elderly care
My boss looks tired. He’s had a cough for the past week and his temper is short. I don’t like to bother him but I shelve my scruples and ask: ‘Would it be all right if we did some assessments?’ I feel guilty as he sighs: ‘Do you mind if we do them next week?’
Tags: competency-based assessments, junior doctors
I, like most junior doctors, enjoy teaching. Yes, it can be hard to fit around busy ward jobs but there are always students eager to learn and rewarding to teach.
Tags: medical education and training, junior doctors, medical students, general practice
I call his mobile, but there is no reply. I try the landline. Someone answers, but they hang up before I can speak to my fiancé. He is at a party with everyone from my secondary school.
Tags: work-life balance, work patterns, junior doctors
Being perhaps the only NHS junior doctor qualified for four-and-a-bit years lucky enough never to have worked a bank holiday, I couldn’t grumble much about being asked to work this Christmas night. My only complaints were that I was needed unexpectedly, to cover a sick colleague, and had to travel 60 miles from my family home, leaving behind a seven-week-old baby.
Tags: junior doctors, communication, psychiatry
The transition from clinical medicine to public health was accompanied by a distinct shift in scale, pace and method of approach. But the dramatic adaptation required to interpret the different jargon found me completely unprepared.
Tags: public health medicine and community health doctors, junior doctors, communication
I am disappointed to see that I am merely as expected.
Tags: performance, appraisal, junior doctors
I recently had one of those rare but very welcome letters of praise from a patient. It meant a lot, as you can sometimes feel isolated being a junior doctor in a primary care setting
Tags: extra sessions, junior doctors, general practice
As I entered the house, I was hit by a terrible smell. I ran to the bathroom and vomited. It was norovirus season
Tags: junior doctors, doctors for doctors
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