Use social networking sites with care, says Sara Williams of the MPS. The saying goes “what happens on tour stays on tour”, but when posting online bear in mind that what happens on Twitter stays on Google forever. Doctors should exercise caution when making entries on social networking sites – the internet is not a [...]
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Before you know it, you’ll be over the huge hurdle of finals and about to face patients as a fully-qualified doctor. Dr Jayne Molodynski, medicolegal adviser at MPS, offers her top ten tips to prepare you for your first day on the wards. Photo by robbiee 1. Know your limits – Never be afraid to [...]
The reality is simple. Poor handovers create discontinuities in care that can lead to adverse events and subsequent litigation. Poor handovers are associated with delayed diagnosis, medication errors, inaccurate diagnosis and increased length of stay. A New Zealand study of clinical handovers in a tertiary hospital found that the majority of house officers encountered a [...]
Medical Educator authors marched in 2007 to support the rights of junior doctors and to protest about what became known as the MTAS fiasco. “A bungled reform a day keeps the Junior doctors away” was the verdict form the Telegraph newspaper. But what was behind the story of MMC (the Modernisation of Medical Careers), who [...]
In the UK in the past few years there has been a bit of upheaval in the old junior doctor jobs market. A UK pressure group, set up and run by doctors called Remedy UK has been representing doctors in the UK for the last few years. Many will remember the junior doctors Marchig through [...]