CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, EMERGENCIES & TEACHING SESSIONS

Venue: Caritas Group Practice In the morning I sat in on the ‘on the day’ appointments with a registrar GP. It was really enlightening to see the variety of concerns that patients would come to the GP with as a matter of urgency. Some of them were less urgent and others were quite critical. One…

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JOINT INJECTION & WORRIED PARENTS…

Venue: Caritas Group Practice Today was my first day at this GP practice. I observed a patient being given a joint injection and how the doctor explained the risks that the particular treatment could have on him. I also noticed how he explained that the treatment wouldn’t necessarily be successful as only some people respond…

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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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SHADOWING A NURSE PRACTITIONER 🌡

Venue: The Surgery, Haslingden    Today, I was given the opportunity to spend my time with the Nurse Practitioner and I was quite surprised as to how similar their role is to GPs. I was able to see some patient consultations and learn some important skills and qualities required in order to work with a…

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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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