OUTER SPACE! 🌌

As well as Medical Sciences…there is another branch of Science which completely and utterly fascinates me beyond words. I’ve just had a huge throwback after looking through some of my old things, and it’s inspired me to write a little bit about this other passion that I share. Advertisements

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SYNAESTHESIA 💜❤️💛💚💙

In college we were all asked to prepare a presentation on any topic which interests us. Most people just picked a disease and listed the symptoms and treatments for it, but I didn’t want to do that. I had a think about something which I have genuinely been excited about in the past. I tend…

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PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENT 💪

Venue: The Rainbow Centre BGH I have never written a reflection for the appointments I go to with my brother, so I thought may be I should start now considering that they are very useful in providing an insight into life as working for the NHS. My brother has Down’s Syndrome so he has lots…

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MEDICINE TASTER DAY

Venue: University of Leeds This taster day consisted of four workshops: Basic Life Support, Measuring Blood Pressure, Ethical Situations and Patient Consultations alongside a lecture at the end. I really enjoyed the sessions, but the most important factor of the day was me being able to see my own personal progress. I have been attending…

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A ‘PAPER-FREE’ NHS? 📋

The drive for a paperless NHS has been a hot topic for a while now, but only recently it has truly sparked my attention. I read this article on BBC Health just today and I was really able to relate to it following the experiences I have gained through my work experience and volunteering.

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Stopping Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive autoimmune disease in which an individual’s immune system attacks their own cells, specifically, the myelin. It is a lifelong condition that has a wide range of symptoms including vision, balance, movement, sensation and sometimes serious disability. It’s mostly diagnosed in people ages 20 to 30. About 100 people a week…

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THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEBATE 💊

Today’s debate was on whether Marijuna should be legalised for medical purposes. It was very interesting as there was many different factors affecting the decision such as health benefits/ risks, political and financial impacts as well as opinions with personal experiences.

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THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO | Atul Gawande

This book was authored by a surgeon and based around the idea that a simple checklist can act as the solution to all the problems faced within life’s complexities, particularly within medical procedures. He argued that having a checklist can prevent us from making silly mistakes or forgetting basic steps. They provide a basic, but…

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SHADOWING AN FY2 DOCTOR

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden     In this particular Surgery there was an FY2 doctor on a placement, so I was able to spend a day with him to his approach to General Practice. It was definitely worthwhile and a great perspective to be able to spend time with a Junior Doctor and see how they…

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MY FIRST DAY AT A GP SURGERY 💼

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden    Today, I went to a GP Surgery to gain some work experience. I was pleasantly surprised by this experience as I thought General Practice would involve the doctors engaging in a very repetitive role and would be slightly monotonous. However, I was very engaged during my time there no I…

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MEDLINK – Day 5

Medlink Conference – Day 5     Venue: University of Nottingham     Haematology I found this lecture very interesting as I have never thought about blood in so much detail ever before. I think it is quite remarkable that each component on the blood has its own properties are they are also all able to cause many…

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