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Working Less Than Full Time
Working LTFT in FY1/FY2 Working LTFT can be a great way to improve your work-life balance and applies to individuals in many situations. Obviously, training takes a little longer...
Notifiable Diseases
Notifiable Diseases
As a junior doctor, it is your statutory duty as a medical professional to alert the local public health team to a new or suspected diagnosis of a notifiable disease or condition. Often...
Vertigo
Vertigo
Vertigo is described as an “abnormal sensation of motion. It can occur in the absence of motion or when motion is sensed inaccurately”1 Assessing a patient with vertigo can be challenging,...
Gifts
10 Gifts for your Colleagues
As we all rotate so frequently between departments, many of us like to get our seniors or juniors something nice to say thank you. Personally, I’m a massive gift giver because...
Intensive Care Review
Daily Reviews on the ICU
In the intensive care unit, junior medical staff conduct and present daily reviews of their patients to seniors to guide the planning of care on the ward round.This may well seem daunting...
Syncope
Syncope
From the Greek: Syn: together & kopein: to cut - referring to a block in blood supply from the body to the brain, most often due a drop in systemic blood pressure. It is defined as...

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Writing a Letter to the Editor of a Medical Journal 
What is a Letter to the Editor?  A letter to the editor in a medical journal serves as a concise written communication where readers, including healthcare professionals, researchers,...
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Lived Experience: Autism
The following article has been written by David Birch. David is a paramedic aiming to increase awareness of managing Autism amongst healthcare professionals, particularly paramedics...
Intensive Care Review
Daily Reviews on the ICU
In the intensive care unit, junior medical staff conduct and present daily reviews of their patients to seniors to guide the planning of care on the ward round.This may well seem daunting...
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Healthy meal prep
Right, we’ve all been there. You’re starving after finished a long day, have forgotten the shops close at 4pm on Sunday, or simply can’t find the energy to chop onions and garlic in...
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Paediatric IV Fluid Prescribing
Prescribing IV fluids in paediatrics is different to adult medicine and requires a bit more thinking and some maths. This article breaks down prescribing fluid boluses, maintenance...
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Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is usually categorised as melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer, the latter including squamous cell (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Risk factors Basal cell carcinoma Squamous...
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Pupil Disorders
Pupil size results from the activity of sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation to the muscles of the iris. Under normal circumstances, bright light causes pupil constriction (miosis)...
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Hand Infections
Hand infections are a common presentation, they can spread rapidly and cause damage to local structures and therefore require prompt identification and treatment. Causes Hand infections...
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Papilloedema
Introduction Papilloedema is optic disc swelling which is specifically secondary to raised intracranial pressure (ICP). It is nearly always bilateral and can be asymmetrical. [1] The...
Amblyopia
Amblyopia
Amblyopia is a childhood cause of visual impairment. It occurs due to abnormal visual development in early life, particularly the cortical visual pathway. It is often described as a...
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