I have a confession to make... I am addicted to wild swimming. I try to go at least twice a week. Throughout the year. Whatever the weather. Whatever the temperature...

Written by Dr Liz Thomas
"In 2018 I came up with a cunning plan, I was heavily pregnant with my second child and I was in the middle of stage 2 training..."

Written by: Dr Hannah Potter
Absolutely no one prepares you for the first time you are “running the department” out of hours, when juggling beds, resource allocation and prioritisation, and supervision of juniors becomes your role...

Written by: Dr Mishti Oberoi
I had just started a clinical teaching fellowship and was copied into an email:
“Anna will help support the undergraduate [critical care] module this year” …

Written by: Dr Anna Stout
I am having a WICMEL day today. I am currently preparing to chair my meeting, a focal part of the Emerging Leadership Programme and an opportunity to hone my skills, thinking about the conduct of a meeting as much as its content

Written by Dr Emily Howells
Looking back over the the past twelve months, I’m surprised by how quickly the time has passed since I completed training and started working as a consultant in ICM and anaesthesia.

Written by: Dr David Hall
What a roller coaster the last 2 years have been. But despite many awful moments, the pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to rethink how we approach many aspects of our lives and what is possible with a little flexibility and forward thinking.

Written by Dr Sarah Marsh
Last year I had the privilege of being an ICM clinical fellow at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and I absolutely loved it. The city, the patients and the staff made it a year I’ll never forget.

Written by Dr Fiona Walker
I have sung in choirs since I was 10 years old. I remember my first concert – singing treble in some choruses of Messiah with the senior school choir, from that concert on I realised that singing was important to me.

Written by Dr Liz Thomas
Leaving school I had little idea of what I wanted to be “when I grow up,” so I pursued my interests and choose to study BSc Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham.  Fast forward to my final year of study and I was little the wiser as to where I wanted my career to take me. 

Written By Samantha Cook