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Inaugural LTHT Junior Doctor Awards

Today sees the launch of the inaugural LTHT Junior Doctor Awards, organised by the Clinical Leadership Fellows and Chief Registrar. The Awards ceremony will be: Wednesday 4th July at 12.30pm in the Clinical Sciences Building, SJUH, Lunch from 12 This event will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate the incredible achievements and the extraordinary work…

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Debra’s insights – walking in the doctor’s shoes

Debra Wheeler, general manager for the Yorkshire and Humber Congenital Heart Disease Network, took up the opportunity to shadow Dr Leila Rittey, one of the paediatric registrars in Leeds. These are Debra’s reflections from the experience. “We met initially to discuss how shadowing might work and what Leila thought was feasible. We committed to five…

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Death Certification and the Coroner

Mark Hibbert (Bereavement Services Officer) runs a training session for doctors (aimed mainly at juniors) that covers death certification, coroners referrals and inquests. The sessions aim to give doctors a firm understanding of death certification and the coronial process and how to navigate this sometimes confusing process. The next session is on the 1st December,…

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GMC’s Duties Of A Doctor

“ Duties of a Doctor” is a six part programme , exploring the practical application of GMC guidance and other medical ethical scenarios. All the sessions are interactive and based on real case studies. A broad range of subjects will be covered providing a broader understanding of GMC guidance and its application in clinical settings.…

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Wellbeing at Work Week

As an organisation, LTHT has committed to doing whatever they can to try to improve junior doctor morale. The ‘Wellbeing at Work Week’ is aimed at all staff members but it’s worth taking a look at – there are some good/interesting prizes on offer (I’m sure we could all do with the deep tissue massage…)…

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Walk In My Shoes

The manager shadowing scheme ‘Walk In My Shoes’ has been launched! This is a great opportunity to gain management experience. It is what it says on the tin – you shadow a manager – and this can be organised in a bespoke manner so you can get out of it what you wish. The scheme is…

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Schwartz Rounds

As health professionals, we are encouraged to reflect upon the work that we do. Caring is tough – both mentally and emotionally. Our work can have a huge impact on our emotional wellbeing, yet traditionally there are few opportunities to discuss this in depth. Schwartz Rounds are meetings open to every single person working in healthcare. They…

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Paul Jackson FY2 JDB member Blogs about his QI project – ‘raising awareness of quality and safety among junior docs at LTHT’

Shortly after joining the Junior Doctor Body I became involved in a project that focused on raising awareness of quality and safety amongst junior doctors within the trust. The idea behind the project was simple – in order to improve patient safety and experience within LTHT we must be able to effectively learn from our…

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Quality Improvement Course

This short course (approximately 3.5 hours long) introduces concepts from quality improvement including The Model for Improvement How to “PDSA” properly Setting aims and choosing measures Making and understanding run charts Developing changes for your quality improvement project The course will equip you with the basics of how to start your own quality improvement projects…

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Four months in the Junior Doctor Body

As my CCT gets closer I have been interested in exploring additional roles of the NHS doctor, beyond routine clinical work, including management, clinical governance and quality improvement.    Joining the Junior Doctor Body presented an ideal opportunity to learn more about all of these issues and, alongside Hannah Newton, I have been appointed as a member for the Women’s…

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