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Chloe Norton
Posted by Chloe Norton, 25 Jan 2019 2017 intake
Hello again, and Happy New Year!I was reflecting back on my Flexi-placement this morning, and had to fill out the trainee feedback for it, which asked a lot of questions around personal development, hence the topic of this blog!As part of the graduate scheme, you will be constantly learning during all your placements. You will be learning professional skills and behaviours that will equip you for a life in the workplace. However it is also crucial that you carve out some time for personal dev...
Alexandra Starks
Posted by Alexandra Starks, 25 Jan 2019 2017 intake
Since the last time I wrote a GMTS blog, I’ve started – and finished! – my flexi placement.For my flexi, I spent eight weeks in the Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit (MCPE) at the Department of Health and Social Care.I had some other options lined up, but due partially to logistics and partially to my desire to see health policy in action, even if second-hand, I accepted DHSC’s offer and went off to MPCE.I’m so glad I made the decision I did.During my flexi I did exactly no...
Ben Williams
Posted by Ben Williams, 10 Dec 2018 2017 intake
The inner workings of the NHS are a mystery to large portions of the general public. Surely the NHS is a massive centrally run organisation which owns and manages all of the hospitals, community centres and GP practices? Well, that’s sort of what NHS England do, but the practical reality is that each hospital trust, dentist and GP practice is its own separate entity. Generally, each of these organisations gets to decide how to deliver the subset of healthcare they provide as long as they addr...
Chloe Norton
Posted by Chloe Norton, 26 Nov 2018 2017 intake
Hello everyone! I am writing from my third placement, Moorfields Eye Hospital. I thought for this blog I would talk about something that has been one of my main stressors during the graduate scheme: Ability. Since I found out I had been offered a place on the graduate scheme, an annoying part of me has been leading me to doubt my ability. I constantly doubt whether I’m good enough for the scheme, my role, my university course, and for future jobs! I worry that I don’t know enough, have enough...
Moses Adegoroye
Posted by Moses Adegoroye, 26 Nov 2018 2018 intake
For those who are thinking of applying to the scheme, my first tip is – push through any negative thoughts you have about whether you’re good enough and go for it!  I was in your position 12 months ago and I know exactly how easy it would have been to fall at that first hurdle, so put those limited beliefs aside. This time last year, I was working in the NHS, thinking about what I wanted to do with my career and after exploring many different graduate programmes, the NHS management graduate s...