Nov 9, 2020

Supporting Men’s Health Awareness Month

The Movember initiative is dedicated to promoting Men’s Health – male cancers, mental health and suicide prevention. To raise awareness, we want to open a dialogue to share the statistics and what actions can be taken from today… What is Movember? Launched back in 2003, the Movember Foundation is a fantastic initiative which takes place […]

Jun 30, 2020

An Insight into: MRCPsych Qualification

The MRCPsych qualification is an essential requirement if you’re looking to practice psychiatry here in the UK. In our latest blog, we look at the MRCPsych in more detail and cover all the essential information you need! What is the MRCPsych qualification? MRCPsych is held by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and it consists of […]

Jun 26, 2020

What is a Locum Doctor?

So, what is a locum doctor? A locum doctor is one who temporarily fills a rota gap within a hospital, clinic or practice. This can often be on a relatively short-term basis, although in the healthcare sector, it’s not uncommon for locums to hold their post as part of a practice’s core medical team for […]

Jun 9, 2020

5 Expert Tips to Writing the Perfect Medical CV

In this blog post, we’re going to be looking at how you can create the perfect medical CV; including essential guidance on its’ length, structure, what healthcare recruiters will be looking for and top tips for putting it all together.   A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is essential for doctors at any grade or specialty. Your […]

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

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, […]

May 18, 2020

Mental Health Mythbusting: Separating Mental Health Facts from Fiction!

This week sees the start of National Mental Health week; and given everything going on in the world right now, it couldn’t have come soon enough!   Covid 19 has touched the lives of virtually everyone on the planet. Lives have been put on hold and businesses decimated as the world has essentially shut up […]

May 15, 2020

UK Tax System: A Doctor’s Definitive Guide

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing! In our latest blog, we’ll be taking a look at the UK tax system and how it affects medical professionals such as Doctors. What is tax? Tax is a financial charge or deduction from something you earn, own or an additional cost to something you buy. Typically, governments collect […]