Tag: management

Securing the Future of the ED workforce? St.Emlyn’s

Last week, at the RCEM Annual Scientific Conference, a document endorsed by all the big players in healthcare (in England at any rate) was released with a degree of fanfare. Those of us who work

Self-Rostering and Annualised Hours (or How to Keep Everyone Happy All of the Time). St.Emlyn’s

Introducing self-rostering and annualised hours  Over the last few years, in response to our ever-growing popularity with the public, the number of consultants at the St.Emlyn’s ED in Virchester has significantly grown. This, in turn

Developing a “Leadership Portfolio” in your ED. St.Emlyn’s

The majority of my “day job” is taken up with being the “Clinical Lead” for University Hospital Southampton Emergency Department (ED). This is one of those job roles in clinical management that is usually ranked

Roy Lilley at #RCEM15. St.Emlyn’s

It was an absolute delight to hear Roy Lilley at the recent RCEM Manchester conference. In Virchester he is a bit of a ‘legend’ as  he’s followed by many of us here in the department.

Studying for FCM (Fellow of Corridor Medicine) at St.Emlyn’s

(Ed – there are two parts to this post. The slightly tongue in cheek beginning and a more serious endpiece that addresses the very real and very dangerous issues of ED overcrowding. If you’re interested

Show Me The Money: Coding at St.Emlyn’s

Have you ever wondered how it is that your hospital gets paid for the work you do? Perhaps you think that this isn’t relevant to you? Well, in this podcast we discuss how hospitals in

The Ignored Drug Scandal in Emergency Medicine

About ten years ago Emergency Departments in the UK were in crisis. Patients were waiting hours on trolleys, some even dying in corridors. Something had to be done. With incredible serendipity around this time a

Stephen Covey and medical leadership part 2: Begin with the end in mind

Recently we published the first of a new series looking at the lessons we can learn in medicine from Stephen Covey’s legendary book ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’.  A lot of this is

Am I intimidating? Sarah Payne guest blogs at St.Emlyn’s

I had some surprising (and if I’m telling the truth, a bit upsetting) feedback recently. During their end of attachment debrief one of our F2s said that they found me ‘intimidating’. I’ve had isolated comments

There’s a vIP in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

The setting – Resus, The ED, St.Emlyn’s, Virchester The event – A major trauma team resuscitation, multiple stabbing to chest and abdo. The patient has arrived and you’re just about to head to CT. My

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