Oct 18, 2021

How to become an Oncologist

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in Oncology? Oncology is the study of cancer. You may have gained an interest in Oncology as part of your medical rotation, or, perhaps this is an area that has always motivated you when it comes to your medical career. Whatever the reason, this is a vastly rewarding […]

Oct 4, 2021

The Foundations of an Excellent Patient-Doctor Relationship

Evidence reveals that if navigated successfully, great doctor-patient relationships lead to improved patient outcomes, and poor relationships can leave to much less favourable results. Our latest blog delves into the top areas that help create successful patient-doctor relationships for all doctors looking to enhance their care. What’s the value of a good patient-doctor relationship? The […]

Feb 8, 2021

How you can spot a fake Covid-19 vaccination email

With the Covid-19 vaccination programme here in the UK ramping up, everyone is now hoping that they’ll soon be called up to receive their vaccination and we can all start to return to a more normal way of life. However, this hope is being unscrupulously twisted by scam artists and used as cover for their […]

Jan 28, 2021

The NHS and patient-centred care

Patient-centred care is a term frequently used by us, the industry and most importantly the NHS – but what does patient-centred care actually mean? In this post, you can find out its true definition, why the NHS follows this unique healthcare approach, the benefits and a real-life example. So, what is patient-centred care? Patient-centred care […]

Dec 14, 2020

NHS winter pressures: what to expect and how to protect our healthcare heroes

In any year, winter can be extremely challenging time for the NHS; but the winter of 2020/21 looks to be especially tough due to the continuing battle against Covid-19 and the virus’ vaccination programme rollout. Given that winter pressures traditionally contribute to one of the NHS’s busiest periods, what exactly can it expect over the […]

Oct 23, 2020

The ID Medical guide to becoming an Ophthalmologist!

Did you know that in the UK over 2 million people are living with sight loss, severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives? However, there’s one specialist group of healthcare professionals with a particular set of expertise, knowledge and experience to help educate, care and treat the UK and their eye-related […]

Oct 21, 2020

A Junior Doctor’s guide to choosing a medical specialty

Reaching your foundation years is a cause for celebration – you’ve finally finished your medical undergraduate degree and you’re working as a full-time doctor, with a full-time salary! However, one of the hardest decisions of your career is looming when you’re choosing a medical specialty you want to pursue. With over 100 specialties and subspecialties […]

Oct 14, 2020

How to answer ethical scenarios within NHS interviews – The ID Medical Guide

You’ll often find a medical ethical scenario asked at the end of your NHS interview. For some, this leaves feelings of stress and anxiety as there is no right or wrong answer. But ID Medical are here to provide you with a complete guide on how to successfully answer NHS ethical scenarios, helping you get […]

Aug 21, 2020

How to survive a 12-hour NHS hospital shift

If 12-hour shifts are part of your norm, at some point in time your physical and mental health will be at risk if you don’t care for yourself in the best way. At ID Medical, our healthcare professionals’ needs are our top priority, which is why we want to share our five top tips on […]

Aug 14, 2020

Essential questions to ask at the end of an NHS interview

Your ability to successfully secure an NHS job and pass your NHS interview is all down to your approach and preparation. When the time comes to ask your own questions in an interview, it gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your professionalism, thoughtfulness and commitment. However, for some they don’t ask any questions or worse, […]