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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.

  • 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...

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    • 5 Oct 2021

    A cardiothoracic surgeon is a doctor who performs surgery on the heart, lungs, and other thoracic structures.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Oncology Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    An Oncologist’s job usually revolves around making cancer diagnosis, discussing the treatment options with the patient and arranging and overseeing the drug treatment and the entire therapy process.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Occupational Medical Physician

    • 5 Oct 2021

    This guide will reveal the opportunities available when you elect to follow a career in occupational medicine and the key milestones towards becoming a consultant occupational medical physician.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Ophthalmology Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    Ophthalmologists are doctors who diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of the eye and visual system.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Infectious Disease Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    The Role Of An Infectious Disease Doctor: Infectious disease doctors are involved in diagnosing, investigating and treating patients with infections.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Intensive Care Medicine Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) doctors, also termed critical care medicine doctors or intensivists, treat patients with potential, present or recent life-threatening organ system failure.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Obstetrics and Gynaecology Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    This article provides an insight into obstetrics and gynaecology and a guide to becoming a consultant in the specialty.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    • 5 Oct 2021

    An oral and maxillofacial (OMF) surgeon specialises in diagnosing and treating patients with diseases affecting the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, jaws, face, and neck.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An ENT Surgeon/Otolaryngologist

    • 5 Oct 2021

    This article aims to provide you with great insight into otolaryngology as a profession and guide you on your journey to becoming an ENT surgeon.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Haematology Doctor (Including Blood Transfusion)

    • 5 Oct 2021

    As a pathology specialty, haematology is at the interface of clinical and laboratory medicine and comprises holistic involvement in patient care that extends from laboratory examination of haematological tissue to treatment administration.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Neurophysiology Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    Neurophysiology is a clinical and diagnostic branch of medicine consisting of a combination of neurology and physiology.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Respiratory Medicine Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    A respiratory medicine doctors job is to diagnose and treat respiratory conditions. Examples of pathologies managed by respiratory medicine doctors comprise chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism and lung cancer.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Vascular Surgeon

    • 5 Oct 2021

    Vascular surgeons are specialists in conditions affecting the vascular system- this includes arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. Although arterial disease is associated most commonly with the elderly population, a vascular surgeon's job deals with all ages as they also treat congenital abnormalities and trauma.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Urology Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    Urologists are surgeons who treat problems involving the female urinary system and the male genitourinary tract. Although urology is a surgical speciality, a substantial amount of urologists’ work involves the medical management of conditions without surgery. Urology patients range from babies to the elderly.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Anaesthesia Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    Anaesthetics is the art of understanding ventilation, circulation, pain control, inducing unconsciousness, and, of course, inserting large cannulas into inconceivably small veins.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Anatomy Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    A human anatomist is a medical and biological scientist, who studies the human body with a particular focus on the morphology of the human body and its parts. Anatomists can study the organism as a whole, but many specialise in different body systems, and there are also opportunities to specialise in biological imaging, histology, in cellular or molecular biology, genetics, forensic medicine and more.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming An Emergency Medicine Doctor

    • 5 Oct 2021

    Emergency medicine is a dynamic specialty, offering a large day-to-day variety in medical cases and situations. Emergency medicine doctors treat patients from all age groups and with a large spectrum of physical and mental disorders.