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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.

  • 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.

  • How To Avoid Allegations Of Plagiarism In Medical Coursework And Exams

    • 15 Jun 2023

    Doctors’ and medical students’ reputations are at risk if they inadvertently plagiarise the work of others, or use sophisticated AI tools such as ChatGPT to create text, warns Dr Ellie Mein, medico-legal adviser at the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

  • Can You Spot A Genuine Answer From A Fake One Created By AI?

    • 15 Jun 2023

    To demonstrate the dangers of using AI to help create content for coursework and publications, the Medical Defence Union used AI to generate answers to some common medico-legal questions. See if you can spot the genuine answers from those provided by an AI system.

  • Faisal Sattar: My Working Life

    • 15 Jun 2023

    Faisal Sattar, an NHS GP, private GP and medical director of Medical Laboratories, a medical diagnostics company, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.