If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies from the BMA website. Find out more about cookies
When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies are required
These cookies allow us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information we collect is anonymous unless you actively provide personal information to us.
If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you're in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you.
For example, they can be used to remember certain log-in details, changes you've made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you've asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience meaning you would have to reset these for every visit. In addition, some functionality may not be available if this category is switched off.
Our websites sometimes integrate with other companies’ sites. For example, we integrate with social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, to make it easier for you to share what you have read. These sites place their own cookies on your browser as a result of us including their icons and ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons on our sites.
You have battled through your hospital placements and have reached the promised land of primary care. You are now supernumerary and can take the Christmas period off – so why read a blog on how to survive Christmas?
Well, not everybody will take the whole period off and after you qualify as a GP you will probably need to go to work. Christmas is actually an interesting time to be working, with unique challenges for this time of the year.
For many people, Christmas is a time for coming together as a family and seeing loved ones who you may not have seen for a long time. This leads to an increase in the number of elderly patients brought in by worried relatives due to a decline in their health, resulting in difficult consultations with only 10 minutes to assess long-term decline.
Some patients will suffer greatly during this time as they are alone or find the influx of family and friends too much to deal with, causing a strain on their mental health.
Another unique challenge at Christmas is how to manage your patients. Anything presenting to hospital can present to you first, along with the normal GP presentations and winter issues such as flu but, during the holidays you might find the support normally available is missing.
These are the problems but how do you survive over the festive period? Well, the first thing to say is that you must still ensure you get your educational sessions as normal despite the changes to your usual surgery. You need to use your supervisor to ask questions about the the social services available in your area. Most importantly, you need to be aware that you will almost certainly be running late all the time.
You are a trusted and important person in the community and your compassion, listening skills and advice are always appreciated but more so at Christmas. Patients will rely upon you to keep them out of hospital and families can be very supportive to facilitate this.
There will be a lot of chocolate around and everyone in the practice will generally be happy at this time of year so be positive, enjoy the work and make sure you appreciate the fact you will definitely get Christmas day off!
Sandesh Gulhane is the co-chair of the BMA GP trainees subcommittee
This is an incredible rousing article.I am essentially satisfied with your great work.You put truly exceptionally accommodating data. Keep it up. Continue blogging. Hoping to perusing your next post.www.aaatreeserviceny.com/.../
If you are looking for an online homework helper that is gentle to your pocket . Your best home work expert is here
I found your this post while searching for some related information on blog search...Its a good post..keep posting and update the information.www.afero.io/.../
There is a huge craze in the market for these MUVs, I have seen these vehicles in many showrooms. A new car dealership has just launched in our area, I have heard they also have a couple of MUVs in their showroom,https://www.mezonhandbags.com/
It is extremely depressing to see that you're so nonresident for you to Swiss and for that reason unfavorable to the Switzerland. magiclamp.net/minneapolis-web-developer.html
If you haven’t found out where nonetheless, protect dealing with. Don’t determine. consists of purchase www.afero.io/.../
If you are looking for an online homework helper that is gentle to your pocket .
<a href="blog.helpacads.com/">visit blogs for E-learning</a> is here .
If you are looking for an online homework helper that is gentle to your pocket . Your best home work expert is here.visit our blogs at helpacads.com/.../
This is a really decent site post. Not very numerous individuals would really, the way you simply did. I am truly inspired that there is such a great amount of data about this subject have been revealed and you've put forth a valiant effort, with so much class. On the off chance that needed to know more about green smoke surveys, than by all methods come in and check our stuff. https://www.blue17.co.uk/
I would love to read your blog post. Your blog has good information, I have good ideas from this great blog. I always search for this blog post. Thanks for sharing!
If you are looking for an online homework helper that is gentle to your pocket . Your best home work expert is here.visit our blogs at
This is a really decent site post. Not very numerous individuals would really, the way you simply did. I am truly inspired that there is such a great amount of data about this subject have been revealed and you've put forth a valiant effort, with so much class. On the off chance that needed to know more about green smoke surveys, than by all methods come in and check our stuff.www.bbpest.com/.../