We encourage our juniors to call us by our first names, firmly believing that in doing so we are removing any barriers that may stop them asking us for help. Could our perceived flattening of the hierarchy actually be creating new barriers?
I’ve been in post for six months now and I can finally say with confidence that I feel as though I have “settled in”. How do I know that I’ve settled in? Re-reading my last blog after three months it’s pretty clear that I wasn’t sure then, and in retrospect even more clear that I … Continue reading Six Months In and I Feel Like I Belong
You are important and deserve to be treated well. But, if you don’t think of yourself, if you don’t respect yourself, if you don’t prioritize yourself, why should anyone else?
Last week, Manchester Women’s Institute held a panel discussion on “Women in the NHS” to celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8th. The W.I. had some set questions prepared for us all and there were also some extra questions from the audience on the night.
It’s now three months since I started my Consultant post. There are two things I want to touch on from these past three months – time off and that first on call.
I’ve just finished my first month as a Consultant. It has certainly not all been plain sailing, and as expected there have been ups and downs as I’ve settled into this new role.
As soon as I heard “I’m sorry”, I looked for fault, searching for the answer to the question I had been asked so many times: “What do you have to apologize for?