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New Study Finds Fewer People Die in Hospital at Weekends

New Study Finds Fewer People Die in Hospital at Weekends

New research has emerged challenging the claim made by Jeremy Hunt that more people die in hospitals at weekends. According to a study published in the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy this month, fewer people – not more – die in hospital at weekends compared with during the week. The new information contradicts the evidence used by Hunt […]

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Junior Doctors and Ministers Agree to Fresh Talks on Contract

Junior Doctors and Ministers Agree to Fresh Talks on Contract

The ongoing dispute between junior doctors and the government has been put on ‘pause’ as both sides have agreed to come back to the negotiating table. The government has agreed to hold off on imposition of the new junior doctors contract for five days – starting from Monday – in order to allow new talks to begin. The British Medical […]

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Diary of an FY1 – Tiredness

Diary of an FY1 – Tiredness

[box] In the latest edition of his diary, Oscar talks of the doctors unwelcome companion [/box]   Over the past months, though medical practice has stopped becoming so elusive, as my brain gathers ever more understanding of the conditions and complications that occur as patients come into hospital, I still find myself unable to come to terms with one thing. That thing […]

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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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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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Diary of an FY1 – Nightshift

Diary of an FY1 – Nightshift

[box] In the latest edition of his diary, Oscar laments the dark side and the loss of circadian rhythm   [/box] When I sent off my medical school application six years ago, I had never really understood what it meant to be a doctor. I had a faint clue of some generic dribble about life-long learning, working hard and a lot […]

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Diary of an FY1 –  The Curious Incident of my Exploded Appendix

Diary of an FY1 – The Curious Incident of my Exploded Appendix

[box] This week, Oscar breaks the fourth wall to become a patient himself [/box] There is a time when every dog has its day and on Wednesday, my appendix decided to have it. That oft ignored piece of the body that scientists far and wide are still trying to justify existing made the full force of its existence known to me. To be […]

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Jeremy Hunt and the hatred of an entire profession.

The things I do for you, TMS. I suffered through all 25 minutes of listening to Jeremy Hunts King’s speech, Hunt sounding like a five year old reading his brother’s essay and not entirely sure what all the words meant. In phrase bingo, jargon such as ‘intelligent transparency’ came up a whopping six times, and not once did he explain […]

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