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Posts in the 'General Management' category

Rachel Coldbeck
Posted by Rachel Coldbeck, 19 Dec 2018 2017 intake
In this blog post I thought I might do an acronym quiz. Acronyms are really common in the NHS and often used without clarification. The crucial thing to remember is that acronyms can have multiple meanings dependent on where you work. Acronym quiz: BPD CQC RTT HEE E+D CQUIN IAPT PICU DTOC CCG Answers: I often see the acronym BPD in place of borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness and is commonly referred to as a disorder of mood. I would...
Meric Oztap
Posted by Meric Oztap, 10 Dec 2018 2018 intake
Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share my first EGA Residential experience in Leeds. The four-day residential, comprising of 10-hour days, team activities, patient experiences, and even actors, was truly incredible, and in all honesty physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. There were so many learnings to take away, including learning to reflect on ourselves, being able to give and receive effective feedback, and how to successfully complete scheme assignments. Those learnings were in...
Jordon Bailey
Posted by Jordon Bailey, 06 Dec 2018 2018 intake
Orientation is one of the highlights of my short career in the NHS so far and is another huge reason why you should apply for the scheme. The opportunities it presents are fantastic, and I wanted to use this blog post just to list a few of my experiences with the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to give a flavour of the types of things you can expect from it:   I spent a day on an Ambulance shadowing Paramedics on Halloween. Their commitment to the cause was fantastic (and it also highlig...
Jordan Wall
Posted by Jordan Wall, 26 Nov 2018 2018 intake
Who are you? And what’s this graduate programme you’re on? Mainly things are going well; however, I would be telling a lie if I said the first month has been without its difficulties. Challenges are important to highlight, even more so than the good points and I hope it gives you as the reader an unfiltered day in the life of a graduate trainee. As previously mentioned I’m on a pilot urgent & emergency care stream, all very exciting! During my orientation I’ve spent enthralling days out o...
Amy Richards
Posted by Amy Richards, 23 Nov 2018 2017 intake
My experience Having spent the past year working in a Mental Health Provider Trust, I was extremely excited to see a placement offer at the Department of Health within the Offender Health and High Secure Services team in Mental Health Policy, as my main interests lie within mental health and I have a degree in Law and Criminology. I have learnt more about how the healthcare system works within the criminal justice sector and am currently working on a consultation regarding the 3 high-securit...