In the past 15 years, I’ve worked with a range of NHS managers at different levels across a number of organisations. I’ve also mentored a sizable pool of further clinician academics working with their managers. Reflecting back, what realisations would I like to share with both NHS managers and clinical academics?
What am I? Where am I going? Am I actually achieving anything worth while? What should I be doing?
These questions have grown louder and louder in my mind over the past year, and as I recently read Jemma’s post it did not go un-noticed that some of these might be questions inherently built into being a clinical academic. So I thought I would share my ponderings of these questions, in what seems to have turned out a somewhat personal post. Continue reading
There has been a lot of discussion lately about women in science. In the spirit of this, we are running a ‘July special issue’ of Women Clinician Academics.
I’ve been agonising over how to describe the ‘clinician’ bit of my role (who knew there is so much decision making involved in writing a blog?!). I do want to cover the ‘clinician’ as well as the ‘academic’ as the purpose of this blog is to open up all aspects Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about starting a blog – a blog about being a clinician academic – for some time. I’ve had the idea, and I know what I want from this blog. But what should be in the very first post?!?