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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.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming an Aviation and Space Medicine Doctor

    • 25 May 2023

    Aviation and Space Medicine (ASM) is a vibrant and growing specialty of medicine. This complete guide explains how to become an ASM consultant in the UK, the different roles within the speciality and useful further resources.

  • Professor Dame Clare Gerada, GP Past President of the Royal College of General Practitioners

    • 12 May 2023

    Today, the subject is Professor Dame Clare Gerada, a GP and former president of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Professor Gerada has had a life-long interest in managing drug-users, founded Practitioner Health, a service for healthcare staff with mental health or addiction problems, and is chair of the charity Doctors in Distress. In 2020, she was made a dame for services to general practice.

  • How To Avoid Burnout As A Doctor

    • 20 Apr 2023

    Let’s face it, nobody entered the medical profession thinking it would be an easy job! Most people would have been aware of the shift work and long hours required, as well as the need to relocate to fulfil a training rotation...

  • Job Interview Tips For Doctors

    • 25 Mar 2023

    Job interviews are an unavoidable part of professional life so, even though they’re unlikely to be something you look forward to, you can change the way you approach them so you consistently give yourself the best chance of succeeding.

  • Dame Parveen Kumar, Emeritus Professor at Barts and a Consultant Gastroenterologist

    • 16 Mar 2023

    Today, the subject is Dame Parveen Kumar, Emeritus professor at Barts and a consultant gastroenterologist. Dame Parveen Kumar is best known as the co-author of the textbook, Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, now in its tenth edition.

  • Professor Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

    • 9 Mar 2023

    Today, the subject is Professor Neil Mortensen, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and professor of colorectal surgery in Oxford. Professor Mortensen founded the first patients' association for those with ileoanal pouches, and set up Occtopus, a charity which supports education and research into colorectal disease.

  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology, University College London

    • 9 Mar 2023

    Today, the subject is Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who is professor of epidemiology, University College London, and director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. He is author of The Health Gap, and he has led research groups on health inequalities for nearly 50 years. He has also published The Marmot Review: 10 Years On, and Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review.

  • Dr Camilla Kingdon, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

    • 9 Mar 2023

    Today, the subject is Dr Camilla Kingdon, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Dr Kingdon is a consultant neonatologist with a long-standing interest in medical education, and is passionate about enhancing the working lives of paediatricians and boosting team morale.

  • Dr Bola Owolabi, GP & Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England and Improvement

    • 9 Mar 2023

    Today, the subject is Dr Bola Owolabi, a GP and director of health inequalities at NHS England and Improvement. Dr Owolabi was formerly the national speciality adviser for older people and integrated person-centred care. She has held senior leadership roles, and was heavily involved in the government's COVID-19 pandemic response.

  • How To Approach A Complaint

    • 23 Feb 2023

    As well as all the positive “c” words of being a doctor, there is, unfortunately, a less pleasant one: complaint. It’s a rare doctor that gets through their professional career without a complaint being lodged against them. Occasionally doctors sense, after fractious interchanges, that it’s coming...

  • How Honest Reflection Makes Better (And Happier) Doctors

    • 23 Feb 2023

    In the era of Zoom, I got to see myself while I was speaking or participating in meetings as I never had before, and realised to my horror that my facial expression was, well ... very expressive and fluid. If I did not agree with something, it was immediately obvious...

  • The Importance Of Structure For Doctors

    • 23 Feb 2023

    At times of crisis and uncertainty, structure is useful. Much has been written during lockdown about the value of developing a routine, of having, amid all the chaos and change, a structure, a pattern to the day...

  • Four Reasons Why All Doctors Should Be On LinkedIn

    • 12 Jan 2023

    LinkedIn is the top professional business platform, with over 875 million members (33 million of whom are in the UK). And yet it still remains very under-used by doctors who could be missing out on potential career prospects...

  • The Pros & Cons Of Working As A Digital GP

    • 9 Dec 2022

    Digital GPs tend to work for independent or private organisations and undertake the majority of their consultations remotely, usually by video call via an app. This means they can deliver appointments and services for patients far more rapidly than traditional GP services...

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Paediatrician

    • 17 Nov 2022

    If you are a foundation doctor who enjoys working with children and young adults, chances are you may be considering a career in paediatrics. However, you may find yourself asking what exactly a career as a paediatrician entails...

  • Dr Katherine Henderson, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

    • 10 Nov 2022

    Today, the subject is Dr Katherine Henderson, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Dr Henderson was awarded an MBE for her services to emergency medicine during the pandemic.

  • Professor Ted Baker, Chief Inspector for Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission

    • 1 Nov 2022

    Today, the subject is Professor Ted Baker, who retired as Chief Inspector for Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission in 2022. Prior to this, Professor Baker held a series of senior leadership roles, and had a successful career as a clinical academic, pioneering the use of magnetic resonance imaging for the heart.

  • Dr Rosie Benneyworth, GP & Chief Inspector for Primary Medical Services & Integrated Care at the Care Quality Commission

    • 1 Nov 2022

    Today, the subject is Dr Rosie Benneyworth, a GP, and chief inspector for primary medical services and integrated care at the Care Quality Commission. Dr Benneyworth has had a series of senior leadership roles, including vice chair of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, and her work leading the national network of Patient Safety Collaboratives. Prior to this, Rosie worked as a GP for 15 years in Somerset.

  • Professor Francesco Rubino, Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, King's College London

    • 13 Oct 2022

    Today, the subject is professor Francesco Rubino, who is chair of metabolic and bariatric surgery at King's College London. Professor Rubino became the world's first professor of metabolic surgery. He conducted pioneering research, which provided the first experimental evidence that bariatric surgery can improve diabetes independently of weight loss. This evidence provided scientific rationale for the surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes.