Articles By: Editor-in-Chief

Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 3 – Metamorphosis

Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 3 – Metamorphosis

[box] Our Editor-in-Chief will see you shortly [/box] For years the caterpillars toiled and toiled. By morning, they were faces on the Ward Round to inflate consultants’ egos. By afternoon they were slaves to the SHO. This was no easy slog for the caterpillars. They struggled, at times, to juggle all of the different timetables their iPads were subscribed to. They cried, […]

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Diary of an FY1 – Turning the Wheel

Diary of an FY1 – Turning the Wheel

[box] In the latest edition of his diary, Oscar looks to the future. [/box] All of a sudden it has become March. Christmas and New Year now faint memories and I notice for the first time that FY1 is more than halfway over. My final rota has been released and the end is in sight. But I also look and notice […]

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Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 2 – Puppet on a String

Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 2 – Puppet on a String

[box] Our Editor-in-Chief returns from exams to a situation that is yet to change [/box] When exams approach I tend to let things get a little on top of me and weigh me down, not that I’ve ever really understood those expressions. Things, those pesky things, they tend to get swept aside, brushed under cabinets and stacked in lofty heights on […]

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The Abolition of Modern Day Slavery: The Role of the Health Sector

The Abolition of Modern Day Slavery: The Role of the Health Sector

[box] Barts’ student Christina Tran reports on the role healthcare professionals can play in protecting victims of trafficking [/box] Imprisoned and held against their own will. In fear, alone, starved or abused into submission. These are people in our very own communities. Hidden behind closed doors, human slavery is a real deal. The tragic accounts of victims forced into labour […]

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Might It Have Occured To Them? By Max Mulvany

Might It Have Occured To Them? By Max Mulvany

  Max Mulvany is a full time Illustrator and Cartoonist and his work is for sale over at www.maxmulvany.com. You can contact him at: maxnmulvany@gmail.com

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Every Policy is a Health Policy

Every Policy is a Health Policy

[box] Guest columnist and UCL student Joanna Sutton-Klein argues that politics and medicine are inextricably linked [/box] Medicine cannot be separated from politics. Centuries of research, double-blind, randomised, controlled trials and NICE guidelines go some way to falsely reassure us that the medicine we practice today is a politically and historically neutral science. That is a comforting thought, and an admirable aspiration, but […]

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Diary of an FY1 – The New Year

Diary of an FY1 – The New Year

[box] In the first edition of his diary in 2016, Oscar looks back on how the last twelve months have changed him. [/box]   The inevitable has come to pass yet again as the hands of the clock strike twelve and after the same sparkles that fly through space year on year come to pass, it begins to dawn upon me […]

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Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 1 – The Strikes have Struck Again

Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 1 – The Strikes have Struck Again

[box] It may be new year but we’ve the same old Government indifference [/box] The year may have changed but the Government’s attitude towards junior doctors has not. The strikes have struck again. Despite negotiations between the BMA, the Department of Health and Acas, no agreement could be reached between the parties. Industrial action, initially pencilled in during December off of the […]

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Winter Crisis Woes

Winter Crisis Woes

[box] Sadhana Kalidindi of the University of Bristol reports on growing concerns over the number of hospital beds available this winter [/box] It is widely feared that the NHS is on the brink of yet another winter crisis. The chief executives of King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation have warned that crisis is inevitable even if the weather remains […]

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Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 16

Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 16

[box] This week, our Editor-in-Chief is feeling Christmassy… Sort of [/box] When Wham wrote Last Christmas I sincerely doubt that they had me in mind. However, this is my last Christmas at medical school and potentially the last Christmas for a while that I will spend hungover in my pyjamas wearing novelty socks. I have many friends who this year have […]

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