Category: Leadership

Five risks for training in Emergency Medicine. St.Emlyn’s

DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on my conversations with trainers and trainees. It’s unashamebly anecdotal but I make few apologies for that. I’ve supported emergency medicine trainees from all around the world and a

The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine from SMACC Dublin

The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine. What’s our future? SMACC Dublin

I was thrilled to kick off the EM stream at SMACC Dublin this year with a presentation on the big questions, in other words the strategic future, ofEmergency Medicine. This was an idea we put

JC: Are There Too Few Women Speakers at Conferences?

  If you’ve had your eye on twitter in the last couple of days you might have spotted this paper about women speakers at conferences published online ahead of print in the EMJ 1 2

Gender, conferences and careers in EM. St.Emlyn’s

This is the first of two blog posts from Ashley Voss-Liebig and Natalie May on a paper we recently published in the EMJ1. These two posts tell the story behind that paper, why we think

Futureproofing EM: Why your trainees deserve it (and your nation needs it). St.Emlyn’s

  I suspect all Deaneries (locality branches of Health Education England as they are now known) have their traditions and meetings. In the former NW post-graduate deanery we have ours. One of these is Calman

Be well and be a better critical care clinician. St.Emlyn’s

This blog supports a recent podcast with Iain Beardsell on well being for clinicians. Although this is not the sexy resus end of  critical care or emergency medicine, it’s really just as important. You can

The BIG questions in EM. Part 1 – Demographics. St.Emlyn’s

The open door of the emergency department is both a blessing and curse. As emergency physicians we pride ourselves on the ability to see, assess, diagnose and (initially at least) manage whatever the world can

Overconfidence in the ED

If you have ever worked as or with a doctor, you’ve probably encountered something called a multi-source feedback form, or a “360 appraisal”. It is part of the process for junior doctors to progress to

UK Emergency Medicine’s midlife crisis. St.Emlyn’s. #RCEMCPD16

UK Emergency medicine was arguably founded by a group of emergency physicians on the 12th October 1967 (this, amazingly, also happens to be Cliff Reid’s birthday). The first president was Maurice Ellis who envisaged a

Tips on how to prepare and survive your night shifts

how to survive night shifts in emergency medicine. Janos Baombe at St.Emlyn’s


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