Black History Month: Eddie’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your background? My name is Edward Oforka and I was born in Nigeria. When it comes to identity, Nigerian, Black and Christian are how I strongly identify. I am one of six children born to working class parents and was one of the first in my family to go to […]

World Mental Health Day and Emergency Medicine

October 10th is World Mental Health Day Have you ever wondered if we sometimes make things worse for patient with mental health problems coming to the ED? Stigma in the general hospital setting is reported by patients to result in devaluation, social control, avoidance, rejection and failure to act. Perry et al. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32388323/ Careless talk […]

Emergency Medicine Day 2021

Emergency Medicine Day is a global celebration of Emergency Medicine organised by EUSEM. This year is the fourth since its inception in 2018. It is an opportunity to bring together all those who work in Emergency Medicine and bring in policy and decision makers as well as the public to recognise Emergency Medicine and raise awareness. […]

“CLANGERS OF WELLBEING” DURING COVID TIMES

Lockdowns, social distancing and vaccinations have only just begun to curb this pandemic. This past year, wellbeing for many has suffered or fallen by the wayside. This is when we need nature’s 7 doctors to help and support our wellbeing which are: 1. Sunshine 2. Exercise 3. Air 4. Water 5. Rest 6. Diet 7. Laughter […]

Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC), a guest blog from Dr Cliff Mann, National Clinical Advisor, NHS E/I

For some years now clinical teams in the UK have been changing the paradigm of acute illness management. When  I was a young doctor all patients with a ‘serious’ illness would be admitted to hospital. A typical take  in medicine, paediatrics and O&G would include pneumonia, ?SAH, febrile convulsion, D&V, and early pregnancy bleeding. Nowadays, […]