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How to Write a Medical CV

Your CV is possibly the most important piece of paper in your medical career. Your medical CV can open doors to job interviews, create a positive impression with people you’ve never met, or kill your career hopes dead.

The principles of an excellent CV are the same whether you’re a nurse, a doctor, a paramedic or in any other healthcare role. It needs to be clear, concise, highly relevant to the role you’re applying for, and accurate. Continue reading How to Write a Medical CV

Medical Career Paths in the UK

When you’re planning a medical career path, you probably have some idea of where you want to end up. Can you see yourself as a respected GP working closely with the local community, or a paramedic regularly facing crisis situations? Are you drawn more towards research or administrative roles, or regular face-to-face contact with patients and other medical staff?

The diversity of career options in the healthcare sector means there is something for everyone. We’ve put together this guide to medical career paths to help you get a better understanding of the different medical jobs available, and what it takes to achieve some of those roles. Continue reading Medical Career Paths in the UK

World Heart Day Is All About Education And Encouragement

World Heart Day is on 29 September 2016. It’s a global celebration of the power of the human heart, with a strong message about keeping your heart healthy.

Using the theme ‘Power your life’, World Heart Day aims to teach us how making a few small changes can make a lasting difference to the condition of this powerful organ.

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Why Scrubs For Nurses Make The Best Choice

It’s not just nurses who wear scrubs. These simple, lightweight garments have become the uniform of the medical professional, widely recognised by the general public. Many healthcare organisations now encourage scrubs for nurses, and also for entire medical teams including doctors, paramedics, students and more.

Scrubs aren’t just restricted to hospitals. Many of those working in dental practices and veterinary clinics also wear them. For many of us, there’s something reassuring about entering a medical environment and seeing someone in scrubs. Rightly or wrongly, someone dressed in scrubs comes across as a reliable medical professional.

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What Do I Need To Take To University?

When you’re starting out as a student, choosing what to take to university can be a little stressful. After all, you can’t be entirely sure what you need until you get there.

Everyone will have a word of advice for you. Your Mum will probably have you take everything you might possibly need, ever. If you’re lucky, she’ll also buy most of it for you!

Your student friends or older siblings, being a year or two wiser than you, will offer suggestions based on their experience. University welcome packs come with their own guidance.

To help you choose what to pack and what to leave at home, we’ve put together this short guide to deciding what to take to university.

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Medical Careers: Boost Your Chances With These 4 Tips

Don’t let the recruitment process get between you and your next step in your medical career. Yes, there are forms to be filled in, interviewers to impress and criteria to meet. But if you’ve got the ambition, motivation and skills for a particular position, you’re well on the way to securing it.

Of course, you’re probably not the only person who feels that way. So how do you give yourself the edge, that extra few percent that puts you at the top of the selection list? There are no shortcuts to success in medical recruitment, but there are plenty of opportunities to score the bonus points needed to stand out from other applicants.

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5 Ways to Prepare for Medical School

Well done on getting a place at medical school! You worked hard to get the right results and now you’re looking forward to a new life opening up.

How are you feeling? Nervous? Excited? Both?

Leaving home for university means massive change. When that university is medical school, the challenge can appear overwhelming. Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Medical School

Reward Yourself for Buying Medical Equipment

When you’re buying medical equipment online from us, enjoy the bonus of the Medisave loyalty programme, which lets you earn free gifts.

Our scheme is really simple – for every pound that you spend, you earn a loyalty point. Once you’ve collected at least 200 points, you can start spending them in our loyalty gifts catalogue. These gifts are our way of saying ‘thank you’ for being a great customer. Continue reading Reward Yourself for Buying Medical Equipment

What is a Defibrillator?

Have you ever passed a box marked ‘AED’ or ‘life-saving device’ and wondered: “What is a defibrillator?” They’re appearing in public places all over the UK, with the intention of making it easier to prevent deaths from cardiac arrests. As defibrillators become more commonplace, it’s useful to know how they work and how to go about using one.

There are various types of defibrillator. The AED, or automated external defibrillator, is the version you’re most likely to encounter, as it’s these that are appearing on streets and in busy venues such as sports centres and railway stations.

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Advancing Healthcare CPD with Medisave Training Workshops

How would you choose to spend a bright June evening in a Dorset seaside resort? A few days ago a group of practice nurses and other medical pros decided to skip the beach to focus on their continuing professional development (CPD).  They joined in the free workshop we organised around hygiene and the use and disposal of sharps.

The evening was organised by Medisave director Melissa Denton, who arranged for a number of product experts to give short presentations. Mel also prepared a fabulous spread of largely vegetarian food for everyone to help themselves to during the evening.

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