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Top Tips-Linkedin for Doctors

Linkedin is one of the most powerful tools for professional development that is rarely used by doctors. By having a profile on Linkedin, you strengthen your online presence, and grow your personal and professional networks.   Here’s some tips for how to maximise...

Leaving Medicine In 3 Easy Steps

Leaving medicine shouldn't be daunting. I successfully left medicine on Tuesday August 5th, 2014. I had worked as a doctor for three years. A lot of people think I’m brave, courageous and super cool. Others think I’m barmy and have wasted years of my life. The truth...

5 Reasons Personal Branding is Important for Doctors

This article was first written for Network Locum on August 30th 2016 Doctors often neglect personal branding. Since they are always employable by the NHS, most simply don't’ know about it. But personal branding is important for anyone who really cares about having a...

10 Transferable Skills of Doctors

More and more doctors these days recognise they have transferable skills, allowing them to excel in a promoted position or a different industry. But what these transferable skills actually are can often escape a doctor. This is significant, because if you do not know...

Maxwell Flitton – Inspiring Clinicians Interview

Maxwell Flitton interviewed me for his podcast Inspiring Clinicians, where he interviews clinicians who work in non-traditional clinical roles. Here, Maxwell and I talk about my experience as a Clinical UX Designer and my vision for the future. Maxwell himself is very...

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Jeremy Hunt Isn’t The Reason I Left Medicine

Jeremy Hunt Isn’t The Reason I Left Medicine

Doctors leave medicine for many different reasons: They don’t feel valued at work. The work isn’t interesting. They don’t feel good enough. They don’t like the work environment and working conditions. They can’t be themselves. Nowhere on that list will you find the...

The UX-Blog: The Wonderful World of Clinical UX

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Nicholas Tenhue from the UX Blog. We talk about my role as a Clinical UX Designer as well as some of my other exploits. Head over the blog post here to find out more where you can download the blog. You can also listen by...

Medic Footprints- A Career in UX as a Medic

Dr Abeyna Jones, Co-Founder and Medical Director of Medic Footprints, which is the only organisation in the world that focuses purely on Alternative Careers and Wellbeing for Doctors. Dr Jones is also a Occupational Medicine Registrar and a Clinical Entrepreneur...

Eurekadoc Interview

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dr Lafina Diamandis. She the Founder of Eurekadoc Publishing, which provide niche career guides for doctors. Eurekadoc also runs events for doctors and medical students who want to explore opportunities within medicine and a...

Dr-Hyphen’s UX Design Method

In medicine, we follow a very specific process to collect, document and share all the information we can from patients. This information is then used to come to a diagnosis and formulate a plan to treat or manage the patient. We call this process clerking (pronounced...

Top 5 Books for UX Designers

Becoming a Clinical UX Designer after working as a doctor is no easy feat. I'm obviously not afraid of learning loads until the wee hours of the morning and sitting exams, but that was whilst I was a teenager. Then it became life long learning as I wanted to have...

How I became a Clinical User Experience Designer

It was a Monday morning in February 2015, and I was ready and eager to learn how to use Axure RP 7, a powerful prototyping tool. I was being taught by Dr Ritch Macefield, a UX Expert for over two decades, IT professional for three decades and CEO of Ax-Stream. He told...

I just cooked… Sea Green Soup

This recipe came from the necessity to eat more healthily, which is easier said than done! But one step towards having a better diet is having more greens!   It's dairy free which is useful if dairy doesn't agree with you. The white cream is in fact reduced...

Why We Need More Doctors Doing Healthcare UX

Even before I was a teenager I’ve loved working with computers. I had no qualms opening up a machine and replacing parts. I say machines because it wasn’t just desktop computers; I’ve even opened up a PlayStation 2 and 3 a few times. I wanted to know how they worked,...

Merry UXmas!

Apparently, ‘tis the season to be jolly. With contactless card readers all over the place, 'tis easy to spend loads of money without realizing too. I must say I really do love my contactless card. I still have a chip and pin visa card, but the contactless credit card...

I just went to…The Future of the NHS – Part 1

I attend part one of a three part series looking at the future of the NHS. The event was arranged by Lead-In, a medical school society with the aim of teaching medical students and recent graduates about areas of healthcare delivery not conventionally covered within...

I went to… Designing Products for Health

Finally I’ve had the opportunity to head over to Google Campus for an event! Definitely didn’t look like campus showing in Interns, but it was able to accommodate about 150 eager listeners to the events speakers.   The topic for the evening, as the title would...

The Wonderful World of Healthcare UX

I often get asked "what is UX". Even more often I get asked "why did you leave medicine? Don't you miss the patients?" Funnily enough, the answers to both questions are linked. So keep reading to find out more! UX, short for User Experience is a term which is general...

I went to… DAPS Global Summit 2015

The Doctors Advancing Patient Safety (DAPS) Global Summit 2015 was a great opportunity for me to talk about the wonderful world of Healthcare UX to a room full of doctors. I was invited to present by Dr Samah Alimam, a Haematology Registrar and Board member of DAPS...

The New Junior Doctors’ Contract – Absolute Nonsense!

Junior doctors will be paid for every hour they are scheduled to work.   Now I’m pretty certain this has always been the case. But the reality is that doctors work more than their scheduled hours routinely. How many times whilst on a surgical post, or working on...

Alternative Careers & Wellbeing for Doctors 2015

Saturday October 31st and not a ghost, zombie or vampire in sight. No one cares its Halloween, me included, and why? Because today is Alternative Careers and Wellbeing for Doctors day! A  dodgy curry the night before was trying to keep me trapped in the house, but by...

I went to…BHM Debating Society Public Debate

As a means to gain a more culturally diverse membership and to have an interesting topic up for debate, the UCLU Debating Society ran an event in association with the UCLU BME with the following title

This house believes the different portrayals of ‘race’ in the media is the main cause of institutional racism

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