Six months ago, if anyone had suggested to Anna Ruthven that she’d be working in a local pharmacy in Spring 2020 dressed in a visor she’d have laughed.
The pandemic community pharmacy delivery service is not worth the paper it’s written on.
As acute clinicians, our intuitive thinking relies on a reasonably consistent approach and in most paediatric encounters, we are used to looking in the throat.
Who knew the causative agent ‘coronavirus’ would become a serious disrupter to my pre-registration training?
It feels as though my world and everyone else’s has been flipped upside down due to COVID-19, and this pandemic has hit too close to home.
Learning about branding and marketing seems like a rabbit hole with no end. There is always more to learn about both subjects on a surface level.
I was incredibly disappointed. My sister, who is a general practitioner, was with me and was also shocked at the way I was dealt with.
The moment I knew I had a problem was when I had my first drink before breakfast to get rid of a hangover from the night before.
I found the comments on This Morning a bitter pill to swallow, but it has also left me reflecting on our profession’s perception, reputation and representation.
We’ve all had that moment. The moment when you’re two hours early up for work and you’ve got your head bent over the toilet throwing up and you’re convinced you shouldn’t be going into work.