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ePortfolio
e-Portfolio
Your e-Portfolio is an online tool to gather and store evidence of progression throughout...
Ward Round
Surviving Ward Rounds
It takes time to get used to the ward round. Particularly, when patients are being...
Payslips
Payslips & Income Tax
Each month, your pay and any deductions will be summarised to you in the form of...
Leave
Leave
As an FY1 doctor, there are different types of leave you will come across during...
On Call Tips
On Call Tips
FY1s are usually most apprehensive about being on call, but it is also the shift...
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...
Emergencies
Deteriorating Patient
The deteriorating patient is often the worst nightmare for new FY1s.  I remember...
Mobile Apps
Essential Apps
Here’s a list of apps that are in order of how essential we find them. There’s...
Maximise Points for Specialty Applications
Maximise Points for Specialty Applications
With the recent removal of additional degrees counting for points towards all specialty...
Reviewing and Requesting Bloods
Reviewing and Requesting Bloods
Here we focus on blood tests requests for a variety of common scenarios you might...
Documentation
Documentation
Medical documentation should authentically represent every consultation and is primarily...
Scans
Requesting Scans
Requesting scans can be a scary daily occurrence for new doctors. It is one of few...
Death Verification
Death Verification
As a new F1 in August, it can feel like quite a daunting task to verify a death,...
Discharge Planning
Discharge Planning
It is important for junior doctors to understand what the discharge planning process...
Discussing Treatment Escalation & DNAR
Discussing Treatment Escalation & DNAR
As an FY1 you should not be expected to make decisions regarding treatment escalation...
Junior Doctor Contract explained
Junior Doctor Contract explained
In the UK, there are different contracts for each of the different regions: Northern...
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...
Death Certificate
Death Certification
After a patient has died you may be asked to complete the death certificate. It may...
Handover
Handover
Handover occurs between shifts to ensure everyone is up to speed with patients. The...
Blood Tests
Venepuncture
Equipment Gloves Hand sanitiser Alcohol wipe Tourniquet Cotton wool/ gauze Needle...
Microbiology Discussions
Microbiology Discussions
A lot of your time as an FY1 will be spent on the phone to various other specialities....
Homes
Understanding Types of Homes
Patients may live or be discharged to a wide variety of social care settings and...
Difficult Colleagues
Dealing with difficult colleagues
This is a tricky area to cover as it can be challenging to us both personally and...
Cannula
Cannulation
Demonstration video thanks to Geeky Medics Equipment Gloves Hand sanitiser Tourniquet...
Breaking Bad News
Breaking Bad News
As a junior doctor, you will have face situations where you have to convey potentially...
Injury
Safeguarding History – The Basics
Children are vulnerable. Unfortunately, child abuse does happen, and it has a significant...
Junior Doctor Pay
How much do junior doctors earn?
Overview of how much junior doctors earn with a broad range of salaries depending...
Referrals
Financial Tips for IMGs
This article will go over the costs for international medical graduates associated...
Junior Doctor Pay Calculator
Junior Doctor Pay Calculator
We’ve created a junior doctor pay calculator which will help you better understand...
Audits & Quality Improvement Projects
Audits & Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs)
Audits & QIPs are a way to identify issues, drive changes and assess the effects...

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