The term healthy can mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people. Free from disease, in a good physical condition, in a good mental condition, eating a balanced and varied diet? The key is that what we believe is our healthy is what we should be striving for. You know your … Continue reading Healthy Living
I have just successfully completed my fifth placement which was on a male surgical ward. Having spent the first four weeks of this placement block on my elective, I was on the surgical ward for eight weeks. I was looking forward to understanding the daily tasks and the routine as I haven't experienced a ward … Continue reading Daily Life On A Surgical Ward
On my shift last week I learnt another new skill. I'm not sure about you but when I learn a new skill; big, small, easy or difficult, I still get very excited! Afterwards I go around telling anyone I see "guess what I just did for the first time?" It's the first thing I mention … Continue reading Don't lose the excitement
Twelve and a half hour shifts with two thirty minute breaks. It’s important that in those half hours, although they go quickly, you manage to rest and reenergise before heading back on shift. 1. Hydrate! Drink, drink, drink and drink some more. I don’t need to tell you why drinking enough water is important. I … Continue reading How to take a break well
Following last weeks post, I have received many questions about the interview process and how I prepared for my interview so I thought I would share with you my tips in the hopes that this may help you. Like most things in life, preparation is key. 1. Print off the job description and person specification … Continue reading How to prepare for your job interview
I have been keeping a little secret from you! Actually, it is a rather big secret! Let's start at the beginning. Since the summer I have been regularly looking on the NHS jobs website just browsing at what was out there. In October I found an advertisement for my dream job in the hospital I … Continue reading Do you want to know a secret?
Well here is to 2019! Reflecting back it has been a turbulent year, with plenty of highs but, unfortunately, a few lows. Go through my year with me! JanuaryI saw in the New Year in Berlin with Liam and his family. After a lovely few days away, I started straight back on placement on AMU … Continue reading 2019