New arrivals and the excitement of ED

August – a month to welcome new doctors into the ED freshly minted from their first Foundation year’s experiences from the wards. A chance to allow them to explore the excitement of Emergency Medicine, the diagnostic challenge of the undifferentiated patient, the variety of presentations and of course the unique team work that is TeamED. […]

Influencing!

At every level in EM our job is to somehow influence and guide, inside or outside the clinical arena. At some levels that can be incredibly challenging. Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited to No 10 Downing Street with my Presidential colleagues for a dinner event to help inform and influence the Chief […]

Models for safer care

One of the real challenges and skills required for all of us in leadership roles, local or national, is to be able to have a clarity of focus. People regularly will and should challenge within teams – “Where are we going?” “How are we going to get there?” “What should we focus on to make […]

Numbers & Narnia

Numbers are a funny thing! You can make such a clear judgement about some, but others take more time to decipher and understand what they mean and what the consequences really are. This month is all about numbers! Let’s start with £6 billion – a motley sum. The amount actually that social care funding has […]