Month: July 2016

My Talk: think small, not big

I couldn’t get to sleep until 4am. It wasn’t nerves, I’ve become used to giving talks. I’d recently done a stint of nights and ever since I passed the age of 25 I find it harder and harder to readjust back to a normal sleep pattern. Luckily my talk was at 3pm so arriving at…

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Good idea! Don’t tell anyone

The summer days are starting to cool down, night shifts are finished and my sleep pattern is taking full advantage. I always seem to be looking forward to the change in weather. Midway through summer I long for the crisp air and early nights of winter. Midway through winter, I can’t wait for the long…

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Honesty over short-term gain

I came off my night shift, drank a monster energy drink and headed to my meeting at Stewart House. The rhythmic pumping of the underground combined with the heat reminded me how tired I was. Recently I had been offered a fellowship in central London to analyse data and help implement changes on a national…

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Goodbye 

The whole department is in agreement that the flow of patients has been relentless this week. Combining this with the summer heat has resulted in me passing out as soon as I get home. Luckily I haven’t fallen into the trap of lying down for a few minutes before getting ready for bed after a…

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Prepping for talks

Once again I am finding shelter in a local coffee shop. The sun is beating down and my week is packed and this is my last couple of hours of freedom for the next eleven days. In the next eleven days I have nine night shifts in accident and emergency, a day where I shadow…

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