Posts Tagged ‘Careers advice’

Hospital doctor pay scales for 2017/2018 – a 1% NHS pay rise

The Conservative Government awarded a pay rise of 1% for 2017/2018 in England to the hospital doctor pay scales. This followed a 1% increase in 2016/2017,...

NHS nurses, midwives, managers and directors pay scales for 2016/2017

Nurses and midwives in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have received a 1% pay increase for 2016/2017 after the four UK governments accepted t...

Learning from mistakes – a vital skill

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This quote from philosopher, George Santayana, is often applied to nation states bu...

Focus your energies on what you can change

Last week, entry to the Foundation Programme was thrown into chaos after marking errors were discovered in its situational judgement tests. The tests have ...

Knowing when you are out of your depth

I stood over my four-month-old patient, syringe of morphine in hand, concerned parent looking on, anxious nurse gently restraining the child. That’s when...

You have to be big enough to apologise

The reaction to the much-parodied video of Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, not to mention other recent penitents such as footballer Ashley Cole (to the ...

Self-reflection helps overcome professional crisis

This week, the GMC revealed that the likelihood that it would investigate a doctor had increased from one in 68 in 2010 to one in 64 in 2011 after another ...

Bullying: how to use constructive confrontation

The debate about how to deal with internet trolls has become fiercer since the Olympics, after three very different reactions to cases of online abuse. ...

Tell bullies their behaviour is unacceptable

In May 2012, an independent report into NHS Lothian, a Scottish health board revealed “an organisation where being bullied, while not representing the da...

Plan the steps necessary to achieving your goals

From inserting a urinary catheter to assessing a newly-admitted patient, during a busy hospital shift, you can expect to be bombarded with tasks from the m...

Maximising a doctor’s potential to succeed

There are few things worse than being stuck in traffic when you have an appointment. If you are anything like me, your pulse increases, tell-tale beads of ...