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Homes
Understanding Types of Homes
Patients may live or be discharged to a wide variety of social care settings and...
Injury
Safeguarding History – The Basics
Children are vulnerable. Unfortunately, child abuse does happen, and it has a significant...
GMC Registration
GMC Registration after PLAB 2
Congratulations, if you’ve made it this far, that means you have either passed...
Duke-Elder Exam
Understanding the MSRA
The Multiple Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) is a computer-based exam increasingly...
Junior Doctor Pay Calculator
Doctor's Pay Calculator 2024
We’ve created a pay calculator to help you better understand your salary, how...
Referrals
Financial Tips for IMGs
This article will go over the costs for international medical graduates associated...
Medicolegal
Medicolegal Essentials
A medico-legal quick-start guide by Dr Udvitha Nandasoma (MDU Head of advisory services) Overseas...
Audits & Quality Improvement Projects
Audits & Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs)
Audits & QIPs are a way to identify issues, drive changes and assess the effects...
Ward Round
Surviving Ward Rounds
It takes time to get used to the ward round. Particularly, when patients are being...
On Call Tips
On Call Tips
FY1s are usually most apprehensive about being on call, but it is also the shift...
ePortfolio
e-Portfolio
Your e-Portfolio is an online tool to gather and store evidence of progression throughout...
Leave
Leave
As an FY1 doctor, there are different types of leave you will come across during...
Scans
Requesting Scans
Requesting scans can be a scary daily occurrence for new doctors. It is one of few...
Maximise Points for Specialty Applications
Maximise Points for Specialty Applications
With the recent removal of additional degrees counting for points towards all specialty...
Payslips
Payslips & Income Tax
Each month, your pay and any deductions will be summarised to you in the form of...
Mobile Apps
Essential Apps
Here’s a list of apps that are in order of how essential we find them. There’s...
Emergencies
Deteriorating Patient
The deteriorating patient is often the worst nightmare for new FY1s.  I remember...
Claiming Tax Relief
Claiming Tax Relief
This article is about claiming tax relief on essential things for your job –...
Clerking Patients
Clerking Patients: A few tips
Here we assume you know the basics, and instead we focus on the common pitfalls with...
Discharge Planning
Discharge Planning
It is important for junior doctors to understand what the discharge planning process...
Death Verification
Death Verification
As a new F1 in August, it can feel like quite a daunting task to verify a death,...
Microbiology Discussions
Microbiology Discussions
A lot of your time as an FY1 will be spent on the phone to various other specialities....
Reviewing and Requesting Bloods
Reviewing and Requesting Bloods
Here we focus on blood tests requests for a variety of common scenarios you might...
Junior Doctor Contract explained
Junior Doctor Contract explained
In the UK, there are different contracts for each region: Northern Ireland, Scotland,...
Discussing Treatment Escalation & DNAR
Discussing Treatment Escalation & DNAR
As an FY1 you should not be expected to make decisions regarding treatment escalation...
Blood Tests
Venepuncture
Equipment Gloves Hand sanitiser Alcohol wipe Tourniquet Cotton wool/ gauze Needle Syringe...
Breaking Bad News
Breaking Bad News
As a junior doctor, you will have face situations where you have to convey potentially...
Documentation
Documentation
Medical documentation should authentically represent every consultation and is primarily...
Referrals
Referrals
Often one of the scariest things you can do as you will most likely be speaking to...
NHS Pension
NHS Pension Scheme (2015)
This article is supplementary to the webinar on the same subject, which you might...
Handover
Handover
Handover occurs between shifts to ensure everyone is up to speed with patients. The...
Difficult Colleagues
Dealing with difficult colleagues
This is a tricky area to cover as it can be challenging to us both personally and...
Death Certificate
Death Certification
After a patient has died you may be asked to complete the death certificate. It may...
Cannula
Cannulation
Cannulation is a procedure regularly undertaken which involves threading a plastic...
Junior Doctor Pay
How much do junior doctors earn?
Overview of how much junior doctors earn with a broad range of salaries depending...

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