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Wellbeing support for doctors

Working as a doctor is demanding, and can be incredibly emotionally draining. Our mental health is more likely to suffer than in any other profession1. A recent survey by the Medical Protection Society revealed that 85% of doctors have experienced me...

Experiencing your first death

If you’d told me as an F1 that I’d have loved my placement in Palliative Medicine, I’d have laughed. But working in an environment where death was normalised – and where the focus moved to how to make people comfortable in their last minu...

Making time when you don’t have any

It’s tough to maintain work-life balance as a doctor – your rota keeps you too busy to breathe. In all that, it’s important to make time for the things you to enjoy, so that you can be well-rested and well-adjusted inside and outside the ho...

Returning to training following a bereavement

The loss of a loved one is one of the toughest challenges we go through during our lifetime. Balancing the grieving process with working life can feel nearly impossible and sometimes the best course of action is to take some time away from work.   W...

Key Resources for Junior Doctors returning to training

We’ve put together of the best resources out there to support you with return to medical training.  Be as active as possible in planning both your time away and the course of your return – you, your patients and those you may go on to mentor wil...

How To Survive A Night Shift As A F1

Got a night shift coming up? It can definitely be a daunting experience the first time you do it – so Mind the Medic gave us some tips on how to get through it: I started my set of nights very early, within a few weeks of F1. And though I wasn...

Returning to training after time taken off due to stress

There is no working environment as uniquely stressful as that as a hospital. Though it is well known the NHS as an institution is under strain, often many forget how that is shared by every employee within it. As morbidity increases but spending decl...


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