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Dr Chris Gray BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCEM AICSM is an ST5 in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, training in Manchester and the North West. He is also an ALS and APLS instructor and keen educator. He is @cgraydoc on twitter

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St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 4

The lecture theatres were somewhat quieter after a night of #FOAMaoke the previous evening, but despite our resident queen of the mic Nat May not being able to video-link in from down under, we had

St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 3

Nearly at the end of what has been a fun and exciting conference with lots to learn and take home into our own practice. We’ve described much of this on our blogs reviewing Day 1

St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 2

It’s day 2 at #EuSEM18. Despite our best efforts the night before, the St.Emlyn’s team were up and on time for the morning of day 2. We had a great introduction to EuSEM on Sunday

EuSEM day 1

St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 1

They said Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was the biggest crossover event in history, then along came a joint conference between the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the European Society For Emergency Medicine. I think

St.Emlyn’s takes a NAP

Thinking about a NAP after reading the title? If you’re an emergency clinician, you probably came to this post thinking one of two things: A nap? They sound pretty cool, I could use one of

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St.Emlyn’s goes further north – NEM Conference #NEMC18

It’s the second time I’ve been to the Northern Emergency Medicine conference, this year held in the sunny city of Durham. I say sunny… I needed my jacket. Last year’s programme was great and included

Who gets a Tetanus? You get a Tetanus!

It’s another shift in Virchester ED. You’ve picked up the next card; a 12 year old has stepped on a nail in her grandparents’ garden. You have a look, there’s only a small scratch and

ST3 Part2

So, you’re about to become an ST3? Part 2 – Work/Life

  It’s changeover week, so across the country trainees are moving up a grade in their career ladder. There are new doctors, just finished medical school. There are senior registrars becoming consultants. There are ST2s

ST3 part 1

So, you’re about to become an ST3? Part 1 – Portfolio

In the UK, the route to Emergency Medicine Consultantdom starts after foundation training, with a three year funfest commonly known as Acute Care Common Stem, or ACCS. It’s a shared pathway for doctors wishing to

Are you PROcalcitonin? St.Emlyn’s goes bug-hunting.

At work the other day, someone mentioned that we could use procalcitonin to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections, particularly in the paediatric population. It was touted as the answer to that age-old question, “should


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