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So No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way…

This is not a 2018 round up. In many ways it was a horrible year that I have spent most of the last few weeks trying not to look back on. Professionally, it was one of the best years of... Continue Reading →

To my God-daughter, on International Women’s Day 2017

Dear Gabriella, I always knew you would one day be a strong woman; you don't grow up with two older brothers, tall genes, surrounded by strong women, and turn into a shrinking flower. I'm delighted however that you started on... Continue Reading →

Why I ‘celebrate’ #InternationalWheelchairDay

I love my wheelchair. I love that I designed it, complete with light up front wheels, a bright red frame and a tiny little bell. I love that the cushion is the most comfy and supportive ever, to the extent... Continue Reading →

A Year On Wheels – the Lessons

As you may have gathered from the not-remotely-cryptic title, I've had my wheelchair for (a little over) a year now. It arrived on 8th December 2015 (ah, 2015, that year when the most traumatic thing to happen was my knee... Continue Reading →

Junior Doctors – Burnt out before we begin…

I'm exhausted. Four years of intense study, placement, and recently taking on the government have taken their toll on a body that doesn't like to play nicely at the best of times. Exhaustion I can handle. But I spent yesterday... Continue Reading →

All the Wonkies, Independent (Throw Yourselves on the Floor…)

A controversial title perhaps, but nothing inspired by Destiny's Child can be all bad. (If you don't get the reference, check this out (Dad, I mean you...). Recently, I read this article by Jodie Hardwick. To be honest, I got a... Continue Reading →

Striking Accord

This piece was originally written for my Huffington Post blog (yeah, I'm a Huff Post blogger now, baby! http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/hannah-barhambrown/), on the day of the first Junior Doctors Strike. The issue may have gone quiet in the media, but much is... Continue Reading →

Being Patient – the Op.

I've been trying to reflect on my 'patient experience'. Nearly everyone I have met in the month since seems to feel the need to point out how great a medic I will be having experienced a stay in hospital (4... Continue Reading →

Handing over the controls…

"How does it feel to be a patient and not a medic?" asked my amazing night nurse, H*. She's two years younger than me, also did nursing as a postgrad, and loves the idea of working in ED, like me.... Continue Reading →

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