So a short while back I told you guys on Instagram (@dresmerelda) that I had chosen to freeze my eggs, telling you so as to help counter the unscientific rumours that vaccines affect your fertility (they don't). Since you asked, here's the full story.
UK COVID-19 Response
How we're handling COVID-19 in the UK.
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.
Learning Infection Prevention…!
It's not as dry as you think it is for a start!
Avoiding Burn Out
"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
Infection- 3 basic principles most of us fail to understand
Want to get a better handle on how to think about treating infections? Take a look at these 3 principles
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
Creating a Portfolio
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.