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- Are you looking to relocate to the UK as an International Midwife? Nurses and Midwives count for nearly 50% of the global health workforce and here in the UK, demand for International Midwives to relocate and join the NHS continues. But, what is the best way to relocate and secure a Midwife role here in […]
A Guide to Successful NHS Elective Care in Winter 2021 Nov 3, 2021Covid 19 isn’t going away and with infection rates fluctuating, a seemingly inevitable second wave and doctors exhausted from fighting the first round of the virus – there’s a significant backlog of patients waiting to receive essential NHS elective care. In Simon Stevens’ recent letter outlining the 6 Steps to the Road to Recovery, the […]
How to become a Theatre Nurse Sep 3, 2021Are you looking to specialise in Theatre Nursing? A specialised, highly sought after and highly skilled role in the Nursing profession, Theatre Nurses work with patients of all ages and provide expert care and support during each phase of a patient’s perioperative care. To find out more about how to become a Theatre Nurse, […]
The Foundations of an Excellent Patient-Doctor Relationship Oct 4, 2021Evidence 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 […]
An Insight into: MRCP May 27, 2020The 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 […]
Q&A with Dr Fazlani – ST3 Medicine Mar 29, 2021As the largest medical recruitment agency in the UK, we support over hundreds of international doctors and nurses relocate to the UK every single year. Over the last 12-months, the pandemic meant it was hard for people to travel across borders. Despite the challenges in reaching the UK, we’re celebrating Dr Misbah Fazlani– who has […]
Q&A with Dr Leeza, ST3 Acute Medicine: joining the NHS during Covid-19 Sep 8, 2020Hello Dr Leeza! Could you please start by introducing yourself? Your grade, specialty and country you are relocating from? Hi! My name is Dr Leeza and I am relocating from Oman to join North Cumbria University Hospital as an ST3 Acute Medicine. What were your motivations to wanting to become a doctor? My desire […]
Q&A with Dr Mohanakrishnan, Consultant Elderly Care Medicine: joining the NHS during Covid-19 Nov 17, 2020Hello Dr Mohanakrishnan! Could you please start by introducing yourself? Your grade, specialty and country you are relocating from? Hello. I am Sathish from India, joined Medway Maritime Hospital as a Consultant Geriatrician. What are your reasons for wanting to relocate to the UK and joining the NHS? To me, the NHS is a great […]
The Best Healthcare Systems Around the World
The NHS is a huge source of pride in the UK, with over half of NHS staff working unpaid overtime every week to treat patients. But what are the best healthcare systems around the world, and what are they like? We’ve ranked OECD countries on metrics such as healthcare spending as a % of GDP, […]
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 […]
The problem with presenteeism in the NHS, and why it can’t be ignored
The subject of presenteesim within the NHS is perhaps something that’s been overlooked in recent months; with all NHS staff working tirelessly to protect the public, it’s now become common place to hear stories of doctors, nurses and locums working far beyond their regular hours – all in the name of keeping us all safe. […]
Interoperability: What is it, and why is it so important to the NHS?
Interoperability seems to be something of the go-to buzzword in the world of healthcare workforce solutions right now – and it’s easy to understand why. The digital transformation of the NHS forms a critical part of the 2019 Long Term Plan, which outlines how the NHS must become fit for changing needs of the British […]
6 Key issues holding back the digital transformation of the NHS
Digital transformation is a foundational change in how organisations operate; from fundamental day-to-day business processes, to staffing culture and the end-to-end customer experiences. Whilst it can be logistical challenge, it can lead to organisations being more agile, efficient and responsive to market and business needs. The NHS is currently in the midst of its own digital […]
ID Medical’s Guide to Getting Around via the UK’s Public Transport System
Getting where you need to go isn’t always fun, especially when you’ve first arrived in a new country – but it’s important to note that the UK public transport system is extremely well connected and efficient, making travelling relatively painless. Whether you’re getting a tube from North London to South or hopping on a plane […]
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 […]
The power of E-Rostering: its 5 amazing advantages!
E-Rostering is going to play a vital part of the digital transformation of the NHS. But why is it really needed, and what are the advantages? Whilst the NHS is classified as one of the best healthcare systems in the world, it’s also one of the most outdated when it comes to workforce management. With […]
How to Survive Junior Doctor Rotations
The transition from medical school to your foundation years can be the most exciting yet daunting step within your medical career. That being said, it’s a time to celebrate as you will now be working in a hospital full-time, learning new experiences and have increased responsibility. So, we want to give you our top tips […]
Can hospitals afford to ignore their employee engagement?
When we talk about engaging employees and employee engagement, it’s often the case that business and commercial settings will most likely spring to mind. However, with the world of work in flux for everyone right now, employee engagement has perhaps never been more important – and none more so than in the world of healthcare. […]