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FY1 in heart failure: the good, the bad and the ugly! Reflections by the FY1 doctors in heart failure and their supervisor on the first year of a new post

July 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:(3) doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.023 Online First

FY1 in heart failure: the good, the bad and the ugly! Reflections by the FY1 doctors in heart failure and their supervisor on the first year of a new post

Laura Styles, Sarah Soar, Philippe Wheeler, Abdallah Al-Mohammad

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The three trainees and their supervisor. From left to right: Dr Sarah Soar, Dr Philippe Wheeler,Dr Laura Styles and Dr Abdallah Al-Mohammad Introduction For newly qualified doctors, the Foundation Programme provides a stimulating and exciting entry into a career in medicine. As the name suggests, doctors work within a range of specialties and environments in order to build on the knowledge learnt at medical school, and develop as a clinician in preparation for specialty training. We had the privilege of being the first to work as foundation doctors in a new role – FY1 in heart failure – and, in this article, we hope to outline some of the

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Guess who’s coming into the cath lab?

March 2013 Br J Cardiol 2012;20:25-6

Guess who’s coming into the cath lab?

Michael Norell

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A couple of years ago I published elsewhere some thoughts about the use of a specific checklist that preceded catheter lab procedures. This so-called WHO checklist, named after that well recognised international body, was initially applied to surgical practice with the intention of reducing mistakes, mishaps, accidents and disasters. It has since been embraced by hospital Trusts in order to cover an increasing variety of activities in which patient safety may be at risk. In any system, a negative outcome is not so much the result of one major element failing, but consequent more upon the coalescing of a number of minor factors. These apparent

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Decision by consensus: more political correctness or a genuine improvement in care?

November 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:162-4

Decision by consensus: more political correctness or a genuine improvement in care?

Michael Norell

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You will not need to be reminded that our summer months (such as they were) were witness to a wealth of sporting endeavours. In addition to the ubiquitous and oft-repeated terms like ‘legacy’, ‘inspiration’ and ‘unbelievable’, the word team also enjoyed a reasonable airing. Extending the example of ‘Team-GB’, and employing a more cardiological perspective, I would submit the term ‘Team Heart’ for general consumption. Before readers assume that I am proposing a new Olympic competition in the form of the quickest call to balloon time, the largest number of new cardiac outpatients processed successfully in four hours, or the

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November 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:292–4

The joint cardiology–cardiothoracic multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meeting: patient characteristics and revascularisation outcomes

Wai Kah Choo, Rajiv Amersey

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Introduction Approximately 77,000 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and 25,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgeries are performed in the UK every year.1 Revascularisation strategies may vary between institutions, medical attendants, and based upon patients’ preferences. Anatomic considerations are also important, and lesion location, severity and extent may influence decisions on revascularisation. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach provides clinicians with an opportunity for peer consultations and provides ‘best-practice’ treatment strategies after review of angiographic recordings. Our weekly MDT meetings a

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