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  • The Complete Guide To NHS Pay For Doctors

    • 30 Aug 2022

    An NHS doctor’s salary is more complicated than it might at first appear and varies according to grade, years in role, and where in the UK the job is based. NHS pay is reviewed annually by the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB), who make recommendations to the government; new rates apply from the 1 st of April. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the latest pay scales for NHS doctors in the UK.

  • GP trainees now have their consultation skills ass

    The Ultimate guide to the Simulated Consultation Assessment (SCA) for GP trainees

    • 8 May 2024

    The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has introduced a new way of examining clinical competence. This guide answers the most common questions about the new exam and explains what it involves.

  • Liz O'Riordan has a new working life today

    “I didn’t want it to be a dirty secret" – how sharing a cancer and depression diagnosis taught a doctor to heal.

    • 15 Apr 2024
    • Adele Waters

    Former breast surgeon Liz O’Riordan explains how having cancer three times and serious depression has led her to help people in a different way.

  • “A lot of people just wish I would shut up, but I won’t” – how a surgeon has made it his mission to stand up to bullies and discrimination.

    • 29 Feb 2024

    Orthopaedic surgeon and activist Simon Fleming explains why he has spent years trying to change the culture in health care to a safe and respectful one for patients and staff.

  • Getting to grips with the new Medical Licensing Assessment

    • 10 Jan 2024

    The way doctors join the UK medical register will change from 2024. This guide tells you everything you need to know.

  • Jonathan McAllister: My Working Life

    • 10 Jan 2024

    Jonathan McAllister, Regional Medical Lead London Prisons and Immigration Removal Centres at Practice Plus Group, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • A typical day in the life of a medical director

    A day in the life of: a medical director

    • 3 Jan 2024

    Gareth Jarvis is a medical director for Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). He has been in the role for two years and here he runs through one day in his diary: 20th September 2023.

  • Putting you through your PACES — 20 essential facts about the updated clinical examination for physicians

    • 20 Dec 2023

    This guide tells you all the key things you need to know about the new membership exam for UK physicians.

  • David Okai: My Working Life

    • 15 Nov 2023

    David Okai, a consultant neuropsychiatrist and the associate medical director for national specialist services at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • Tips For Clinicians On Writing Single Best Answer Questions

    • 7 Nov 2023

    Doctors in training are often asked to write single best answer (SBA) questions, which are used to test medical students’ and trainees’ skills in coursework and final examinations of most medical undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.

  • Tips For Answering Single Best Answer Exam Questions

    • 7 Nov 2023

    Single best answer (SBA) questions are a common feature of most UK undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations so here are some tips for candidates on how to answer them.

  • Motivational Interviewing: The Four Key Stages

    • 31 Oct 2023

    Stephen Rollnick and Nina Gobat from Cardiff University give their advice on the four key stages of motivational interviewing.

  • Five Key Skills To Manage Conflict At Work

    • 31 Oct 2023

    BMJ Learning consultant Sophia Bourne gives her advice on how to manage conflict situations at work.

  • Dame Marianne Griffiths, Senior NHS Leader

    • 31 Aug 2023

    Today, the subject is Dame Marianne Griffiths, one of the longest-serving senior leaders in the NHS, having served as chief executive of University Hospitals Sussex and its predecessor organisations for over 14 years. She led Western Sussex Hospitals to become the first acute trust to be rated outstanding in all five areas inspected by the CQC.

  • Paul Reynolds: My Working Life

    • 31 Aug 2023

    Paul Reynolds, a GP partner in Ealing, West London, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • Toni Brunning: My Working Life

    • 13 Jul 2023

    Toni Brunning, a consultant anaesthetist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as well as a trustee and elected council member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life.

  • Jonathan Blundell: My Working Life

    • 6 Jul 2023

    Jonathan ‘Jonno’ Blundell, a senior medical officer at Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) in Australia, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • Rebecca Lewis - My Working Life

    • 22 Jun 2023

    Rebecca Lewis, director at Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre and a GP with a specialist interest in the menopause, answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life.

  • John Crichton - My Working Life

    • 22 Jun 2023

    John Crichton, an NHS consultant forensic psychiatrist in Edinburgh, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • Meinou Simmons: My Working Life

    • 22 Jun 2023

    Meinou Simmons, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in Oxfordshire and training programme director for child and adolescent psychiatry in Thames Valley Oxfordshire, and author of A Guide to the Mental Health of Children and Young People: Q and A for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers, answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life.