From Unicorns to Zebras and eventually Black Beauty.

The return of in person meetings and assessments has brought back the opportunity to network with colleagues. I recently had the opportunity capitalise on this and meet an exceptional group of women who are changing the narrative and challenging the historical view of the ICM Workforce...

Written by Dr Sekina Bakare
Medical education has changed massively in recent years in response to a wide variety of challenges. Initially established in aviation, simulation training, as an education tool in medicine, was first pioneered and developed in the field of anaesthesia. More than half a century later, the role of simulation in anaesthesia, emergency, and intensive care medicine has been well established...

Written by Dr Dave Melia and Dr Lina Grauslyte
Can you really balance both?

I made the assumption when I started work, that having children would be easy, that they would just fit in around my career. I never wanted to be a stay-at-home parent and I have always had ambitious career goals. When I started work though and my family grew, I encountered many challenges, and I have wondered, is it really possible to have your career and family too?

Written by Dr Hannah Wilkin-Crowe
The bright, outgoing and very competent foundation doctor working with me that day and I were engaging in some chit-chat whilst we waited for the archaic NHS IT system to load.

Written by Dr Gilly Fleming
International Women’s Day (IWD) imagines a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, one that's diverse, equitable and inclusive and where difference is valued and celebrated. Nice words, but one person can’t do much to make a difference can they? It’s down to the people with power to make the big changes right?

Written by Dr Daniele Bryden
I had a bit of a meltdown this year. It is very hard to admit that I had “a bit of a meltdown”. I am going to talk about my struggles this year. I share this personal account for anyone who needs to hear that it is perfectly acceptable to have a meltdown once in a while. (If you do not want to read any further but would like the list of resources for well-being that I have compiled please scroll to the end).

Written by Dr Mishti Oberoi
Meetings can be fascinating places, even if the topic at hand is dry. There’s a skill to being a meeting attendee that I think can be learned, and whilst I make no claim to be an expert, the following learning points include mistakes I’m embarrassed to have made…

Written by: Dr Peter Hersey
Having attended previous mentorship courses and workshops I have always realised the benefits of being both a mentor and mentee, yet I have never before signed up to have a mentor. Why? I guess I was worried...

Written by Dr Laura Coleman
The pros and cons of an electronic clinical information system (CIS) in ICU and its implications during the pandemic.

Written by: Dr Jon Sturman
I cycled in because how else was I meant to enjoy the unexpected heatwave during a 12-hour shift? This ran through my mind for the next 2 weeks whilst I sat home dealing with a fractured clavicle and maxillary sinus...

Written by Dr Alexandra Kendall-Smith