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Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

The government have announced plans to expand the number of places at medical school from 6,000 to 7,500 from 2018. Health Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, revealed the plans at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham earlier today. The rationale behind the idea is to increase the number of “home-grown” doctors amongst a medical workforce that is made up of […]

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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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Junior Doctors Begin Permanent Protest

Junior Doctors Begin Permanent Protest

[box] Rob Cleaver reports on the junior doctors awaiting an audience with Jeremy Hunt [/box] A growing team of junior doctors have set up a permanent protest outside the Department of Health in an attempt to encourage Jeremy Hunt back into talks regarding the junior doctor contract. Starting yesterday, The team of doctors, led by Drs Rachel Clarke and Dagan […]

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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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#Banthebash

BASH: badmouthing, attitudes and stigmatisation in healthcare as experienced by medical students – the paper can be found here. We’ve all made an offhand comment where our feelings about certain specialities become clear. I personally am wary of radiologists and surgeons, but it doesn’t mean I tar them all with the same brush- as in life, there will be horrible […]

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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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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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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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Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 15

Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 15

[box] This week, our Editor-in-Chief has been revising for the Situational Judgement Test [/box] You are just finishing a busy afternoon refreshing Buzzfeed articles. Your flatmate, who is supposed to reach for the TV remote and change the channel to avoid any contact with Countryfile, is apparently sound asleep instead. You need to avoid Countryfile because it is dangerously close to being the […]

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