Essential Equipment

Check out our list of items we recommend you buy!

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Stethoscope

A good quality stethoscope is essential to do your job & learn.

Recommended: Littmann Classic III

Cardiology IV is too expensive unless specialising in medicine or GP.

Black Pens

You will lose one a week so buy plenty!

Recommended: Any

Papermate or 4-colour could be considered

Power Bank

Long hours means you may run out of power on a busy shift.

Recommended: Anker, EasyAcc or EC

Pick based on the size & shape that fits your bag

Diary Planner

Keep jobs, meetings & deadlines organised

Recommended: Moleskin

Pen Torch

Useful for night shifts & eye reflexes. Phone torch isn't narrow enough

Recommended: Any

Tendon Hammer

They are never there when you need them!

Recommended: Telescoping Tendon Hammer

Oxford Handbook for F1

Excellent resource like this website for new doctors

Recommended: This one

Dual ID Holder

With a hospital ID, smartcard & credit card - having a dual ID card holder is amazing!

Recommended: Any but retractable lanyard is best!

NHS Name Stamp

Being able to stamp is a quick way to sign documents

Recommended: This one

Charging Cable

Keep one with you at all times

Recommended: Braided & Fast Charge compatible

Headphones

Great for commute & meetings

Recommended: Any

Smart Tag

Keeps you from losing your valuables

Recommended: Nut or Tile

Bike Lock

Bikes are commonly stolen

Recommended: Any

Clipboard Box

Great for storing papers & having something to write on

Recommended: Any

#hello my name is

Great way for people to remember your name & role

Recommended: Any

Water Bottle

Always keep water on you and drink regularly!

Recommended: Any

New Home Essentials

Cutlery, planners, toaster, towels etc.

Recommended: List

Comfortable Shoes

You will be running around a lot!

Recommended: Any

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