Blogs

WhatsApp in the NHS – Framing the problem

By Joel Schamroth and Lucinda Scharff With 1960s technology the status quo for communication in hospitals, it is no surprise that the NHS has a WhatsApp problem. The recent article by O’Sullivan and colleagues (1)...

Is it time to ditch Phenytoin?

By Gabriel Jones, Consultant EM. Epilepsy is common, with a prevalence of approximately 1% in adults (1,2). Annual costs are estimated to be 1.6 billion pounds (3,4). Status epilepticus (SE) is a neurological emergency which...

Burnout Syndrome: What’s going on?

By Adam Staten, GP. There appears to be widespread discontent amongst doctors. There are recruitment and retention crises in many specialties, large scale emigration, early retirement, not to mention the unprecedented junior doctor strikes of...

Starting treatment for Suspected PE: The Gospel According to NICE

By Ben Balogun, ST5 EM Trainee. Your Junior Clinical Fellow asks you to come and review a patient in your department complaining of breathless and chest pain with vital signs within acceptable limits and a...

Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine: “To B mode or not to B mode?”

By Dr Anna Colclough, ST5 EM Trainee. Ask any of my colleagues, and they would mostly tell you my enthusiasm for Ultrasound in the Emergency Department verges on the pathological.  There have been many a...