Recovery

Today is World Mental Health Day. I'll start by saying, "I'm fine." I think we all say that, don't we? Honestly, mostly I really am. But you may have noticed I've been intermittently absent... Here's why and how we managed it.

Infectious Diseases vs Microbiology- thoughts so far

A few years ago, here in the UK, Infectious Diseases training and Microbiology training "merged" to form a joint pathway. Consequently, I am one of the 'new breed' of trainees that will span both specialties. There are positives and negatives to this and each specialty currently sees themselves as separate from the other. One key … Continue reading Infectious Diseases vs Microbiology- thoughts so far

NIHR Annual Trainee Meeting- Lessons and Learning Points

The NIHR is the National Institute for Health Research and aims to create and support world class research in the NHS by healthcare professionals. In simple terms, it's the NHS' research 'side.' To this end, it has a number of 'training pathways' to choose from, depending on what sort of healthcare professional you are. The … Continue reading NIHR Annual Trainee Meeting- Lessons and Learning Points