Succulent-growing, cat-owning, heavy metal-loving EM consultant with interest in #frailty. Here for the #medtwitter drama, er, I mean #FOAMed. She/her.

London, England
Joined December 2009
This is basically my life.
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Oh shit- which of these other clowns will we now get as health secretary?! 馃槺
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Me: I really need to stop spending money & start saving for my holiday. Friend: Wanna come see Iron Maiden in Barcelona with me later this month? Me: Yes. *Looks for more locum shifts*. 馃檲
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Ok the flights are ridiculous. No Iron Maiden for me this year. Again. 馃槶
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Your regular reminder that 鈥減rofessional medical support鈥 can鈥檛 stop you being an over entitled fool with no concept of personal boundaries.
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Twitter seems determined to cause rows between different healthcare staff today. There are absolute arseholes on all sides & bad examples in every staff group, but most of us are just trying our best to get by in a bloody hard job. Maybe all just cut each other a bit of slack?
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(And obviously I mean the people on Twitter, not actual Twitter. We can blame Musk for a lot of things, but probably not this).
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Doctors: 鈥榃e鈥檙e finding x and y hard in our job. It鈥檚 affecting our mental he-鈥 Others: 鈥楶fft, stop acting like God, you doctors aren鈥檛 the only ones with problems鈥 D: 鈥楴ot what I meant, sorry. Maybe I鈥檒l just talk to other doctors about it in the mess鈥 O: 鈥楬ow elitist of you鈥
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There may be the odd fancy mess out there, but most of these spaces (that Drs usually pay a monthly fee to use), are old, knackered, roach/ rodent-infested and GRIM. But it鈥檚 still often the only space they have for breaks/ on-calls.
Replying to @zackferguson
I 100% believe that a lot of these people think we swan off to a fancy Google style rest space & that's why they are kicking off.
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I鈥檝e just opened a pack of Ibuprofen or as the Tories would call it, a new hospital
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As transient workers, based across many wards, that often aren鈥檛 allowed to use other staff鈥檚 rest facilities (I certainly wasn鈥檛), junior Drs aren鈥檛 asking to have an exclusive space, they鈥檙e asking not to have the only space they can actually use taken away.
I qualified in 2010. Ignoring two years out of training I have rotated 23 times to date (3 more to go) and will have worked in a total of 14 different hospitals by the time I hopefully finish my training. We are transient workers as doctors in training. Never belonging anywhere.
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Although, having a space to share with other Drs & debrief, get away from the pressures of work just briefly, avoid the 鈥榳hilst you鈥檙e here please can you just鈥︹ comments, etc are important too. Maybe other staff need similar spaces too, but don鈥檛 take them away from Drs.
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Dr Claire B retweeted
Here's a video you never knew you needed to see, but trust me, you need to see it. Baby sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica.
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The pictures coming out of London #Pride 馃彸锔忊嶐煂 are absolutely joyful. Really brightening up my usually bleak timeline!
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I haven鈥檛 eaten any AirPods but still can鈥檛 buy a home鈥 what am I doing wrong??
Me and my fianc茅 just bought our first home aged 21. This is what can happen when you stop eating iced coffees and AirPods. Put down the avocado toast and grind
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Dr Claire B retweeted
Happy #Pride!! Love is love. Hate can get in the sea. #Pride2022 #PrideMonth2022 #loveislove
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Happy #Pride! Hope all my friends that are going today have the best time. I鈥檓 sad I can鈥檛 go, but look forward to seeing lots of colourful, fabulous pictures! 馃彸锔忊嶐煂
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Dr Claire B retweeted
This, the number of patients on wards waiting for care home placements is like nothing I've seen before. As a result, a patient in acute medicine can't take their bed, and a patient in A&E, and an ambulance, and ultimately someone sitting on the floor at home.
"It's all connected. So if you want to know why ambulances are waiting in A&E, why your mum or your relative with learning disabilities or the elderly can't get access to care, it's because we don't have the care workers." Our chair @Voa1234 on @BBCr4today this morning.
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Dr Claire B retweeted
Great evening thank fulfilling a 2 year long promise to see @gunsnroses with @Dr_Claire_B Axl was on great form, @Slash was just beyond incredible to see live with those solos as were @richardfortus and @DuffMcKagan- just wow..! 馃ぉ 馃幐馃 #GunsNRoses #gnr
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Dr Claire B retweeted
I'm an Fy1 on a community job. This month I got paid 拢1650, I live in NE London, my rent is 拢1100, cost of MRCP (an exam needed for progression) was 拢448. You do the math. We will never succeed in improving working conditions if seniors continue with this sanctimonious BS
Replying to @Master75272373
For those without tiktok. Absolutely disgusting to see a senior consultant pull up the ladder after enjoying practically no tuition free on a relaxed repayment loan whilst having residences all paid for during foundation years.
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I鈥檝e now seen @gunsnroses play November Rain live & it was epic. I can die happy.
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