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Bruising and other physical injuries are the most obvious signs of domestic abuse and often the ones desperately hidden from view.
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We learn the art of telling tall stories not long after we can talk, but most of us promptly grow out of it.
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On Sunday, Helen Grote was embroiled in a gruelling three-and-a-half-hour personal battle — eventually completing a lifelong ambition.
‘I genuinely felt like crying.'
That was Nottinghamshire foundation doctor 2 Sarah Hallett’s reaction when health secreatry Jeremy Hunt stood up in Parliament on Monday evening and refused to return to contract negotiations.
‘This is a heartfelt message about the future of a sustainable NHS; a safe NHS.’
That was the proclamation from two doctors who have taken their campaign against the imposed junior doctor contract to the front door of the Department of Health — promising not to budge until health secretary Jeremy Hunt returns to talks.
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Why would you turn a year off into a permanent move abroad? It’s not the sun, the sea or the sand, but the threat of an imposed contract that is forcing many junior doctors to look overseas for work.
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I was on nightshift, just finishing clerking in a patient who had come in feeling short of breath. Having taken the history, examined her and looked at her test results, I explained to her what I thought was the matter, and how we would treat the problem.
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As a junior doctor, I’ve been spat upon, assaulted, drenched in blood and doused in excrement. There isn’t a bodily fluid with which I’m not intimately acquainted, nor an expletive I haven’t heard. I’ve faced patients who are psychotic, seething with rage, deranged with pain, blind with grief or sometimes simply blind drunk.
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If nothing else, the health secretary has cojones. While declaring to the House of Commons the imposition of his widely-condemned junior doctor contract, Jeremy Hunt simultaneously pledged a review into the causes of low morale among junior doctors.
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I am no longer a stranger to death after working as a doctor for seven years.
It was the day no-one wanted. But if industrial action had to happen, the thousands of junior doctors who took part at the 160 pickets and 'meet the doctor' events were determined it was going to be a positive experience. A day where they were close to their patients and focused on everything that is good about being a junior doctor.
Here is the most recent day of industrial action, summed up in 10 stories:
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