Show Me The Money: Coding at St.Emlyn’s

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Have you ever wondered how it is that your hospital gets paid for the work you do? Perhaps you think that this isn’t relevant to you? Well, in this podcast we discuss how hospitals in England are remunerated for the patients they see in there EDs and why we, as clinicians, should do everything we […]

Q&A with a Virologist: Ebola in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

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This week Sarah Payne from the North East of England joins St.Emlyn’s. Sarah is no stranger to blogging and is a keen #FOAMed advocate as her bio below clearly shows. Specialty trainee in Emergency Medicine in the Northern region, currently out of program as a Simulation Teaching Fellow across the Newcastle Hospitals trust and Associate […]

For the Record: Can Patients Record Clinical Consultations?

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Somewhere in the ITV archives is television footage of me, on my first day in the PED as an ST3 doctor, assessing a child with a scald in resus. I knew before I started my six month PEM rotation that the crew weren’t quite finished their filming commitments but at no point had I considered that, […]

Not Just History Repeating. St.Emlyn’s

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Our journey through life is peppered with “firsts”. From unrecollectable first words, to the first day at school, to our first kiss and beyond; these unique experiences stay with us and influence us forever. Even with advancing years there are still many firsts to experience, both personally and professionally and I recently had one in […]

The Archers of the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

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It is a little known fact that to be successful as an emergency physician in the UK it is vital to take a three month rotation in Archery. Archery is a key skill for us all dating back to Medieval times when we introduced the longbow into warfare. This devastating tool could cause panic in […]

Am I intimidating? Sarah Payne guest blogs at St.Emlyn’s

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I had some surprising (and if I’m telling the truth, a bit upsetting) feedback recently. During their end of attachment debrief one of our F2s said that they found me ‘intimidating’. I’ve had isolated comments like this before on the odd MSF, and haven’t usually taken much notice of them. But I’m in more of […]

Do you walk past? St.Emlyn’s

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Growing up in an age where the England cricket team was routinely beaten by opponents Down Under I have always had a grudging respect for the Australian people. Their attitude to work, and play, seemed to strike a chord and the 18 months I spent working in an ED in Sydney merely reinforced this. Therefore, […]

JC: Updated NICE Head Injury Guidelines – Worth a Scan?

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In the last few days Twitter has been buzzing (does twitter buzz? Or does it chirp? Tweet?) with EM practitioners getting to grips with the latest iteration of the NICE Head Injury Clinical Guideline, updated this month to CG176. The BMJ has produced a nice summary but sadly it’s behind a paywall – so here’s […]

Cliff Mann on UK Emergency Medicine recruitment. St.Emlyn’s

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This week has seen some real progress on the crisis in emergency medicine recruitment within the UK. Health Education England appears to be taking recruitment really seriously with a document released this week stating how we will bring more trainees into the system. If you are interested in UK EM then this is a must […]

There’s a vIP in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

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The setting – Resus, The ED, St.Emlyn’s, Virchester The event – A major trauma team resuscitation, multiple stabbing to chest and abdo. The patient has arrived and you’re just about to head to CT. My role – Trauma Team Leader The conversation – (Senior nurse Virchester)  – “Simon…., Simon….., Simon…… listen, Prof Y has just […]