Doctors in the spotlight / Mindfulness and burnout / Work life balance

Worker Drones: Have We Been Institutionalised by the NHS?


Blog post by GP Nick Marotta The NHS is a powerful brand. It symbolises everyone pulling together and looking after one another; going the extra mile. A kind of Blitz spirit prevails. This “we’re all in it together” attitude institutionalised many staff to accept deteriorating pay and  conditions in a belief that it’s for the … Continue reading

Thousands of junior doctors block Westminster in contract protest
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Thousands of junior doctors block Westminster in contract protest


Image courtesy of Dr Daniel Sommer @danielf90 on Twitter Over 5000 junior doctors marched on Whitehall last night in protest at Department of Health plans to impose a new contract of employment.  Earlier in the day, NHS Employers had cancelled their roadshow to discuss the proposals which was due to be held at the Methodist … Continue reading

Hashtag Backlash against Hunt: 3 reasons why this was a success for doctors
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Hashtag Backlash against Hunt: 3 reasons why this was a success for doctors


Doctors created a twitter storm this weekend against health minister Jeremy Hunt by using the hashtag #ImInWorkJeremy to prove that consultants are already working weekends. The campaign, created by an anonymous anaesthetic trainee behind the Twitter handle @ImInWorkJeremy, formed overnight in reaction to Hunt’s Friday announcement that he plans to impose 7 day working on … Continue reading