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We know first hand how difficult, frustrating and confusing life can be as a doctor. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to turn when you’re in need of advice.

Concerns for doctors returning to work

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.

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.  

Key Resources for Junior Doctors returning to training

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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,

Returning to work after parental leave

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Having responsibility over another’s life (not to mention experience of sleep deprivation) is hardly a new experience for a doctor.

Returning to training following an Out Of Practice Experience (OOPE)

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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.

Returning to training after time taken off due to illness

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Though sometimes it seems like both your patients and supervisors forget, doctors also get sick. Indeed, where else are you likelier to get sick than a hospital?

Tough Monday? We’re here for you.

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If you’re deep in the Monday slump, the Messly team have been throwing doctor jokes around the office all morning,

Why doctors need more support than ever before

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Starting training as a doctor has always come with a sense of trepidation. But starting out in 2018 is an especially foreboding experience.

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 –

10 Survival Tips for F1 – Part 2

Starting your F1 year soon? Worried about what’s in store? Fear not – Mind The Medic shares their top tips for surviving your first year as a proper doctor!

10 Survival Tips for F1 – Part 1

Starting your F1 year soon? Worried about what’s in store? Fear not – Mind The Medic shares their top tips for surviving your first year as a proper doctor!

Matt Hancock’s ‘To Do List’

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,

The data debate: What is really needed to transform NHS care

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Data and the NHS, a marriage made in heaven? Today’s article is written by Kay Boycott from Asthma UK and provides a unique insight into the complexities of handling data in the NHS.

5 things that make for the perfect doctors’ mess

If the ward is the doctor’s front line then the doctor’s mess is the chit chat and the cup of tea in the trenches.

5 things to look forward to on your first day as a Junior Doctor

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5 things to look forward to on your first day as a Junior Doctor

Now you’ve thrown away your notes and burned your textbooks (actually – probably really a bad idea,

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,

Medicine V Surgery

Ahh the perennial question – Medicine or Surgery? What The Bleep sheds some light on what way might be the best way forward!

Our top tips for filling your locum shifts

No working environment is more sensitive to a sudden change in staffing than the NHS; safe staffing is inextricable from patient safety.

£20 billion to the NHS: A boon, but not a bonanza

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.

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