How to be a Safe Doctor

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The most pressing concern once you've started working in the NHS is whether or not you are being a 'safe doctor'. What we will outline in this post is what it means to be a safe doctor and how one can go about ensuring that they are doing right by themselves and the patient.

GMC's take on Good Medical Practice

What does it mean to be a 'safe doctor'?

Safety first starts when you realize that you are a human and can only do so much during your shift. Never try to overwork yourself and pile on tasks without asking for help, because it's not sustainable in the long run. You need to be able to fully focus on your work, so don't be afraid to seek advice or slow down if it is necessary.

As doctors, we often feel obliged to be on our toes 24/7, not . . .

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