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7 Reasons Why Some Doctors Will Never Start A Business

As a career advisor, I am regularly approached by doctors who are craving for changes in their personal and professional lives. Some of them are unfulfilled in the NHS and are considering alternative career possibilities. Others say they are OK practising medicine but would like a new challenge to bring a spark of excitement in […]

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Alternative Careers for Doctors: 6 Stumbling Blocks

With the NHS being in the state of flux, there have been fears about a medical “brain drain” (12% Increase In The Numbers Of Doctors Considering Working Abroad and 5000 Doctors Considering Leaving the UK). Yet the NHS continues to survive thanks to the altruism of the frontline staff who put their patients first, often […]

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How to stop ticking boxes

How to stop ticking boxes – the secret revealed (part 3 of 3)

So it turned out that bringing out the best in people and helping them realise their potential was my calling all along. I had always wanted to make a difference in the world by “helping people”. My career in Medicine facilitated that to some extent, but something did not sit right with me, despite trying out multiple specialties or working within different teams.

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All boxes ticked

All boxes ticked. In search of a meaningful life (part 2 of 3)

So there I am looking through the glass of the door to the Registrar’s Room. I am about to enter to collect my bag before going home.  I hesitate. I stop. I observe curiously. It is eight o’clock on a Friday evening. Behind that door is my senior colleague, still in her theatre scrubs, sitting crossed-legged on the chair facing away from the door and staring at…

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Ticking the boxes

Being a tick in the box (part 1 of 3)

Do you remember the day when you found out you passed your finals? You are looking at the list of all those in your class who made it. You see your name…

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