Monday, 8 February 2010

London Calling

I’ve not blogged for a while mainly because things have been changing quite a lot for me in the last couple of months. A couple of years ago (two years, I can’t believe it’s been that long!) I pretty much decided that I didn’t like the particular part of the country that the MMC lottery had placed me in. I didn’t want to spend the remainder of my youth there and I devised a plan to move.

To cut a long and convoluted story short, my plan has now come to fruition. I am now the proud owner of a training number in London and I will now complete the ret of my post-graduate training there. Since Christmas, I’ve spent most of my free time sorting out the practicalities of the move. I’ve been packing, sorting out my paperwork, having multiple conversations with various people at the deaneries

Anyway, after what seemed like an eternity, last week I finally started working in the big smoke and it’s certainly been the case of so far, so good. London hospitals have a reputation for being large, unfriendly and extremely competitive, but the people I’ve met and worked with so far have all been really nice and I feel I’m really going to enjoy working here.

On a more personal note, me and FashionGirl have moved in together and so far, things are going really well.

It’s been a bit of a long haul, but are really slotting into place for me at long last. I’ve got a feeling that I’m really going to enjoy myself over the next few months and years.


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I'd like to write you an email and maybe you'll reply to it sometime, can you please send a buzz to my email address so I'll know yours?

Thanks a lot!

A more jr. doctor than you :P

Jo said...

Fantastic! That sounds like brilliant news - all the best for the new life in London :-) And congratulations on the next step with Fashion Girl - I hope that the relationship goes from strength to strength :-)

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welcome onboard, Dr A.

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Welcome to the Big Smoke, Jr.Dr. Glad things are working out for you!

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Internal Optimist said...

Hope you are doing well in the big smog - keep us updated if you manage to find time!

drucey said...

Hello Dr,

Just wanted to leave you a comment; absolutely superb blog. Unfortunately my work day tomorrow will be exceptionally busy, as I have spent literally all day reading this one from start to finish.
Having decided on a life altering career change (in my mid/late 20s) and hopefully studying medicine, this blog has encouraged me further.
I'm sure I speak for all of your readers when I hope that the big city life is treating you well, and we'd love an update if you find the time!

All the best

Anonymous said...

I gotta say that I'm a bit sad that there hasn't been any updates in a long time. This blog was my favourite medical stories blog. I really hope you are doing well with your new job and everything
/2nd year medical student

Harry Smyth said...

Hi Junior Doctor.

I agree with the second year medical student. This is the most enlightening and most interesting blog regarding medicine and I found it fascinating and heart warming.
Please let us know what you have been up to since February!


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Can I agree with the last two comments?

I'm writing a novel and one of the characters is a junior doctor at Barts. Your blog is rather useful, and I'd like more of it...

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Old boy, do come back. Drop by my place if you ever decide to start blogging again and I'll give you a shout-out.

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In Rude Health said...

Dear Junior Doctor,

I know you've not blogged for a fewyears now, but I'm giving you a try just in case you pick up comments...

My name is Robbie, and I'm editing In Rude Health, a book of humorous medical anecdotes that will be illustrated and published at Christmas-time by Freight Books, a small Scottish publisher ( In my research for this book I've been reading through blogs such as yours, and I was wondering if you would have any you'd like to contribute. Naturally, the more risqué the might be the better, but what I'm aiming to do is make something funny and enjoyable, but which also shows Joe public just what sort of things you folk in the NHS have to deal with.

Naturally all stories submitted will be treated as completely anonymous. I do hope you will consider submitting a story or two. Please email them to:

Best wishes,


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