May 29, 2020

How to Offer Vital Mental Health Support to NHS Colleagues

Doctors and nurses, just like everyone else are vulnerable to mental health illnesses and need mental health support.   Medical professionals experiencing emotional and psychological health problems often find significant barriers to seeking help, particularly when their sole duty is to care for others. The Covid 19 pandemic has meant medical professionals are working well […]

May 28, 2020

5 Top Tips to Secure an NHS Job

If you’ve recently been invited to an interview for an NHS job, congratulations! But getting an interview is only the start – you’ll need to be thoroughly prepared for the experience, too! Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top five tips on how to make the best […]

May 27, 2020

An Insight into: MRCP

The Royal College of Physicians examination MRCP is designed to test a doctor’s skills, knowledge and behaviour of Medicine. The examination has three parts to it: MRCP Part 1 MRCP Part 2 Written MRCP Part 2 Clinical (PACES) In this blog post, we’ll provide you with an overview of the full qualification and some top […]

May 26, 2020

Virtual Consultations: Embracing Innovation

Virtual consultations may be something of a revolution here in the UK, but they’ve been in use across a range of healthcare systems around the globe for a number of years now. So, with the UK now embracing the virtual approach, what does the introduction of virtual consultations mean for the NHS?   Prior to […]

May 22, 2020

The Immigration Health Surcharge: Scrapped for all NHS Workers

There’s been some changes to the Government’s Immigration Health Surcharge just recently, but what exactly has changed, and how will it affect foreign nationals who choose to live and work in the UK? Let’s find out… What is the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)? When you enter and live in the UK, the IHS is used […]

May 22, 2020

IMGs Guide to Life in the UK: Q&A with Dr Qureshi, Consultant Psychiatrist

Ever wondered what life in the UK is life for foreign medical professionals? In this blog, we talk to Dr. Sohail Quershi about his own personal career journey and experience of leaving his own country and joining the NHS. Hi, Dr Qureshi! Could you please introduce yourself? I’m Dr Sohail Qureshi and I’ve been working […]

May 21, 2020

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Self-care may seem like just a meaningless buzzword during this pandemic, but it couldn’t be further from the truth! In short, it’s the concept of prioritising and taking time for yourself – which, in times of stress or pressure, can support positive mental health and wellbeing.   It’s not a flash in-in-the-pan concept, either. Self-care […]

May 20, 2020

The Road to Recovery: 6 Key Issues Affecting the NHS after Covid 19

Unprecedented. Strange. Uncertain. Unparalleled. We’ve all gotten pretty used to these adjectives when trying to describe life in 2020 and the issues affecting the NHS Covid 19 has touched every aspect of our lives; from how we do the weekly shop, to how we work and even how we interact with those closest to us. […]

May 20, 2020

5 Steps to Applying for a Tier 2 Visa

In this blog post, we’ll provide you with the five essential steps of successfully applying for a Tier 2 visa which will allow you to relocate to the UK and start your new NHS job. If you’ve been offered an NHS post, a very big Congratulations to you! This is a very exciting time and […]

May 19, 2020

A Thank You To all Mental Health Professionals

This week we’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week (18th- 24th May 2020), and to mark this event, ID Medical wants to dedicate this blog post to highlight the valuable contribution mental health professionals make every day, and the impact that social approaches to mental health have on people’s lives.   Research reveals that in England, […]