Life Behind the Scenes. Life as a TV medical advisor with Iain Beardsell.

Like many of life’s opportunities it all started by accident.  I was having a corridor conversation with a past CEM President, John Heyworth, who was relating his previous day’s activities – “I had a meeting with the Academy of Royal Colleges, caught a bit of the Lords’ Test and then met a researcher from Casualty”. […]

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Choosing Well vs. Choosing Wisely

In the United Kingdom, the NHS and Manchester publish “Choose Well” – a guide for patients in need, to help them find the healthcare resources correct for them.  The resources described include self-care, local general practitioner services, and advice regarding when to choose Urgent Care or Accident & Emergency services.  In a system where resources […]

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Spotlight Interview: DevelopingEM

Today, we virtually interview Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe, the hearts and brains behind DevelopingEM.  They are emergency physicians who have returned from Havana, Cuba, after the second edition of their conference concept providing resources and support to medical education in the developing world. Tell us a little bit about visiting Cuba, a place that’s traditionally […]

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Tweeting Locally, Reaching Globally

The necessity of providing emergency care is not restricted to the world’s wealthiest countries. The lucky few living in settings with access to 24/7 emergency care, staffed by physicians educated in rigorous, structured settings, benefit from the resources disproportionately available. These clinicians have the support of their hospital physician education programs, may be funded for […]

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Reasons to be cheerful 1.2.3 with Iain Beardsell

There are many reasons to be cheerful in emergency medicine…. The almost constant talk in the media of a “Crisis in A&E” (sic) has made me contemplate why I’m not always dreading work or considering other employment options.  Daily news headlines are a constant reminder of the difficulties we face on a day to day […]

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Health Education England outlines recruitment drive to UK Emergency Medicine.

UK readers will be fully aware of the staffing difficulties currently faced by UK emergency medicine. Arguably the difficulties are so severe that our international readers will also be aware, since many of them trained in the UK before moving abroad to achieve a better work/life balance. This is not the time or place to […]

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