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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The Peltzman Effect and Patient Safety

As doctors and nurses we always want to prevent/reduce disease. The introduction of new technology keeps telling us that we will reduce mistakes, treat certain diseases and reduce cost of certain treatment pathways. However, although technology is accelerating at an alarming rate we don’t see patient safety increasing in the same manner. In some years…

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Applying your coding skills in the NHS

As the average household computing power increases, computing power cost decreases. As the Internet and high level programming evolves more and more non-traditional developers are learning code and using it to increase their productivity in their jobs. It’s no secret that more and more doctors are becoming interested in coding, tech development and software implementation.…

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