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Lockdown: Wider Reading for Aspiring Medics

21st April 2020

As I am sure most would agree, we seem to have a little more time to get things those “things we normally don’t have time for” done in lockdown. Whether it’s the lack of a commute, to school, or university, or work, or the reduction in the distractions that typically come hand-in-hand with being surrounded…

COVID-19: A Lesson On Learning

All prospective medical school applicants will have heard the phrase “lifelong learning” and it alludes to the requirement of all doctors to continuously update their knowledge throughout their careers. This is made necessary by the array of new evidence, drugs, surgical techniques, and even diseases, such as COVID-19, which are emerging within the field.  In…

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 13th – 19th April 2020

20th April 2020

  COVID-19 Weekly Update: 13th – 19th April 2020 Welcome to the COVID-19 weekly update. Every Monday we summarise the key events that have happened in the previous week in this pandemic. We will give you a rundown of what’s going on in the UK and the major events globally. This week’s key statistics UK…

10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health in Isolation

16th April 2020

With everything that is going on in the world right now, it is very easy and in fact common to have feelings of anxiety, loneliness, fear and just generally being overwhelmed. Although during this Coronavirus pandemic maintaining our physical health and that of others around us is of top priority, it is so important to…

COVID-19 NHS Hot Topic – PPE

  Welcome to a special COVID-19 edition of NHS Hot Topics. In this edition, we dissect an issue that affects the NHS in the current COVID-19 pandemic. This week we are looking at Personal Protective Equipment – PPE. What is PPE? Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects the user against health or safety risks at work….

How to Use Your Time Effectively in Lockdown

14th April 2020

Summer exams may be cancelled but you can still be using this time effectively, whether you already hold an offer for this September, or you are looking to apply in the future. If you are an aspiring medic, do your research and get a good understanding of how the application process for medicine works –…

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 6th -12th April 2020

13th April 2020

  COVID-19 Weekly Update: 6th – 12th April 2020  Welcome to the COVID-19 weekly update. Every Monday we summarise the key events that have happened in the previous week in this pandemic. We will give you a rundown of what’s going on in the UK and the major events globally. This week’s key statistics UK…

COVID-19: An Adversary Which Has United The NHS

9th April 2020

  Make no mistake. We are amidst testing times for our beloved healthcare service and it will get worse before it gets better. As a foundation doctor in North West London, I’ve had a glimpse of the unbelievable camaraderie and spirit which pervades our workforce and its sheer resilience to stress, uncertainty and pressure. A…

Staying Motivated During Lockdown

  It is so easy in a time such as this to feel like doing nothing – sitting back, relaxing and making the most of having to remain indoors for the foreseeable future. For healthcare professionals this is not the case – and while you are not there yet, remember that one day that will…

5 Things To Do From Home To Support Your Medicine Application

7th April 2020

  With all the uncertainty in the world right now, and the nature of this unprecedented situation, it is a very challenging time for medical applicants. Exams, work experience and voluntary work are cancelled or postponed, and there is uncertainty regarding UCAT testing dates.  It is difficult to know how to spend your time at…

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