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.
Just a short one- I’m at two conferences this week!
Open dialogue as career women and men.
It's not as dry as you think it is for a start!
"Eureka!" Shouted Archimedes as he stepped into the bath. Allegedly, this was how he worked out that he could measure the volume of irregular objects- through the displacement of an equivalent volume of water. I personally think, it was as much to do with the fact that he was about to relax in the tub... … Continue reading Avoiding Burn Out
Want to get a better handle on how to think about treating infections? Take a look at these 3 principles
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
You’ve applied for your job and now they want you to create a portfolio. Here’s how to do it and do it well.
I'm pleased to say that I've managed to achieve a fair bit so far in my career while being utterly useless at time. How? Read on...
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