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3 August 2017

Life on placement with the London Ambulance Service is certainly never quiet. On a recent night shift in Camden, I attended 11 patients as part of a Fast Response Unit. Read more…

20 June 2017

On return to University following out-of-ambulance placement, we've been thrown in the deep end, studying the systems of the body in great depth. And I've also become a film-maker... Read more…

20 June 2017

'Healthcare Science? What's that?' is a question I encounter on a regular basis. So here's the answer to that, and other questions I'm often asked. Read more…

19 June 2017

This week I want to share with you an average week on placement, to try and demonstrate how to keep a uni-life balance. I am currently placed in the community, to meet the number of hours you need to complete four short days (8am–4pm) per week. Read more…

19 June 2017

Whoever said that university was easier than A-Levels is certainly correct. You get to focus on one subject rather than stressing out whether you’ve managed your time equally between each subject (sorry Chemistry A-Level, I liked French better). Read more…

6 June 2017

For many of you, placement will come as a huge opportunity with a mixture of feelings. Through this blog I hope I can address some of the worries and concerns you might have before starting life on the road. Read more…

5 June 2017

Flick through your healthcare student-dominated Twitter feed and you’ll see many tweets of worry about impending OSCE exams complete with the clichéd ‘I’m definitely going to fail this’ attitude (I admit to tweeting ‘I can’t wait to fail those’!). OSCEs don’t have to be scary, and this is why... Read more…

31 May 2017

My out-of-ambulance placement has concluded, with two weeks at a secure mental health hospital, and in district nursing. Read more…

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