In March 2020, Dr Kate Edwards, a former RCP chief registrar, found herself in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. As the RCP publishes its updated manifesto calls ahead of the 2021 Senedd election in Wales, she reflects on how she and colleagues rose to the challenge during the pandemic.
Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Sam Rice, a consultant physician in Llanelli, and Kimberley Littlemore, creative director at eHealth Digital Media Ltd, worked together to develop a series of educational films about diabetes.
In this piece, Dr Rachel McCoubrie talks about her work supporting doctors and how coaching can help with self-confidence, limiting beliefs, dealing with anxiety and promoting resilience and positivity.
Occupational Health (OH) services deal with the effect of work on people’s health, and conversely, the effect of health on their work. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light, now more than ever, the need for OH services to act as a bridge between health and workplaces.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything (Irish proverb). Dr Emma Plunkett, a consultant anaesthetist in Birmingham, explores the importance of sleep and how it supports learning.