Coming back to work is never easy: whether a career break has been voluntary or involuntary, professional or personal, it’s common for a sense of dread to accompany that first Monday morning back in the 9-5.
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.
Medicine is not confined to the ward; the call for care can come from the most unexpected places. Taking time off from traditional practice can do so much to renew your respect for your field and provide both a professional and personal challenge.
No sooner had the NHS blown out its 70th birthday candles than a change in its leadership was announced. Though many may not share the same ‘massive wrenching’ feelings dearly-departed Jeremy describes at this succession,
Just like any casualty, first aid has to be carried out before any real operation can be performed. It seems likely that recent announcements to increase NHS funding by the Prime Minister is just this – the stitches before the surgery.