Category: Leadership

Road to… Nowhere? ED Implications of the Liverpool Care Pathway Review

If you haven’t seen recent UK media coverage of the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway I have to wonder where you’ve been. Nevertheless, I really don’t want to get involved in the historical facts

London Emergency Medicine trainees conference part 1. #SimWars

As part of my rehab program to cure my PTSD following #SimWars in Australia, (Ed – which we won), snakes and a rather challenging Roger Harris sandwich I was invited to take part as a

The ED is medical education’s front line. St.Emlyn’s

This week the GMC has published a report on emergency medicine training in the UK (press release here). The report follows a series of visits to UK emergency departments looking at how training is delivered

Review: The Essence of Emergency Medicine

It was  a long day. After getting home from a late shift the night before, I was up at 4 to catch my 0530 train, and toddled off down to London. What, you may ask could be

It’s Good to Talk – Debrief in the Emergency Department

There is so much I could write about the role and value of our own humanity in the Emergency Department although much of it has been said before by people far wiser than me. But

Developing EM – ethical Emergency Medicine in Cuba. St.Emlyn’s

Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe are Emergency Physicians and Helicopter-Retrieval specialists from Australia, but more than that they seem to be a couple of top chaps who have devoted a great deal of time and

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Sir Alex Ferguson and Emergency Medicine

This week Sir Alex Ferguson retired as the manager of Manchester United Football Club, after 26 highly successful years in charge.  Sir Alex has been an inspiration to me, in my life and my career.

Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s

On Thursday 25th April 2013 we were honoured to have Dr. Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s as the first ever Visiting Professor in our virtual hospital.  What a way to start, with the man who has

How to cope when your registrar knows more than you do. St.Emlyn’s

A few years ago…… Resus. 2300 hours. A man in his 60s is brought to the ED looking pretty sick. He is normally fit and well but has had a cough for the last week,

Right here, right now. Joe Lex at St.Emlyn’s.

At this exact moment Joe Lex is speaking in Manchester. He has decided to give his time freely to talk to the good EM folks in Virchester. Sadly not everyone can come tonight, but that’s

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