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Posts in the 'General Management' category

Rachel Coldbeck
Posted by Rachel Coldbeck, 22 May 2019 2017 intake
I am now approaching the very end of my NHS Graduate Scheme experience and in around 3 weeks will be starting my new role. I thought for this blog I may do a list of some of my favourite experiences in the scheme.  1. HSJ Patient Safety Congress I used my conference allowance to go to the HSJ Patient Safety Congress. There were a couple of reasons I chose this but mainly because it spanned both clinical and management forums. There were also some amazing speakers who talked about their very...
Alexandra Close
Posted by Alexandra Close, 29 Apr 2019 2018 intake
The world of work is cruel. It forces you to acknowledge parts of yourself that you have been suppressing for your entire life. You think you have finely-tuned your personality until you are thrown into a situation that you are completely uncomfortable with. Your confident, self-assured persona is soon thrown out of the window and replaced with a shyness, uncertainty and insecurity. Do I belong here? Am I the right person for this job? Does everyone realise how out of my depth I am?   That...
Jordon Bailey
Posted by Jordon Bailey, 27 Feb 2019 2018 intake
When I was applying for the scheme questions I always asked when talking to previous grads were “what does a week look like on the scheme” and “what sort of things do you get up to?”. I therefore thought I’d take the chance to give some insight into what a typical week on the scheme looks like for me on the General Management stream: Monday This week starts with annual leave! I have found booking leave a really simple process, and it is always important to take a bit of time off considering...
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...
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 i...