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  • Dr David Bailey's Christmas message

    • 24 Dec 2018
    2018 marked the 70 th anniversary of the NHS – a Welsh creation. Like everybody else we celebrated this landmark anniversary – and we also worked hard to ensure that our NHS remains true to Nye Bevan’s principles. However, we know that the working environment you currently face is unsustainable and needs immediate improvement. And so, as we approach the end of the year, I wanted to let you know what...
  • Highlights from the Welsh LMC Conference by Dr Nimish Shah

    • 14 Nov 2018
    At the Welsh LMC conference last weekend, representatives came together to debate a variety of issues facing general practice in Wales. With nearly a quarter of the motions focusing on sustainability issues, I was heartened to see strong levels of support in the room for the independent contractor model, as well as for all sections of the GP workforce. Other motions debated focused on training primary care staff, GP...
  • How to survive your placement in…Psychiatry by India Corrin

    • 15 Oct 2018
    India Corrin is a 5th year medical student at Cardiff University. Psychiatry is quite often a misunderstood specialty. It is far more than those wild rumours that go flying around the year group about what really happens on placement. It’s a unique specialty that treats possibly the widest patient population there is to offer – it transcends ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds and is constantly changing...
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    India Corrin is a 5th year medical student at Cardiff University. Out of all the speciality placements, it is probably Obs & Gynae that invokes the most shock, horror and wonder in medical students. It is a vast specialty containing elements of just about every aspect of medicine – surgical procedures, outpatient clinics, real life-or-death emergencies and of course, many hours spent waiting alongside anxious...
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    Dr Mark Taubert is a Consultant & Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine & strategic lead for Advance & Future Care Planning for Wales An exhibition celebrating the NHS at 70 is showcasing at the HeARTh Gallery in Llandough this summer. Among the art work is a video installation I have been very involved in. It is a collaboration between Velindre NHS Trust, NHS Wales, Falmouth University, the Bevan Commission...