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Goodbye to BMEC

Thursday September 19, 9:05am

My last two weeks at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre coincided with the first two for the new matron, who asked me what the best moment of my placement was.  My first thought was that I couldn’t possibly pick; the year went by in a blur of hard work...

A day in the life of….a senior operational manager

Thursday May 2, 3:13pm

On a Thursday I am the escalation manager, this means that I am responsible for alleviating four hour breaches in the Ophthalmology Emergency Department (ED). The department is unique in that this is the only ophthalmic ED in the Midlands, we have patients from all over Birmingham and the Black...

A day in the life of an NHS manager – The Generation Game

Monday April 22, 1:08pm

One of the biggest challenges facing the NHS is that the pre-war “grateful generation” is being replaced by a new generation that are more demanding and less satisfied with the NHS.  This graph shows that the pre-war generation is consistently more satisfied with the NHS and that as the “baby...

Community regeneration on the horizon

Wednesday April 3, 4:52pm

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a number of conversations with people about the planned Midland Metropolitan Hospital and the regeneration it will bring to Smethwick, and ultimately to Sandwell and western Birmingham. It is very exciting.  Whether you are talking to councillors in Sandwell or Birmingham, local MPs...

A day in the life of an NHS manager – Public Trust board meetings

Tuesday March 12, 12:16pm

Last week I went to the trust’s public board meeting, partly out of interest and partly as I am writing an essay for my masters on governance.  What immediately struck me was that there were no members of the public there.  A quick survey of other trainees told me that...

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