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How Many Have We Got? (Who work in healthcare).

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Shadz, 30 Apr 2012.

  1. Shadz


    Joined: 6 May 2010

    Posts: 975

    Location: Nottingham, UK

    Hi Guys & Girls,

    I was sat @ work today wondering how many users of this forum we have that
    are in the Health Care Profession, So if you are then tell us what your job is
    and were u work.

    I am a Mental Health Nurse & Work at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

    So come on how many hardcore tech people we got on this forums that are
    Dr's, Nurse's etc etc.......
  2. Mrs Seabiscuit


    Joined: 21 Sep 2008

    Posts: 4,302

    Location: somewhere out there!

    Im a health care assistant but im not tellin you where I work :D
  3. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 53,047

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    We've got absolutely loads on here.
    I know of 3 Doctors, several Nurses, 2 Paramedics, Mental Health Nurses and a few more.

    I work in the Clinical Negligence department (also Inquests) dealing with claims against the Trust.
  4. rz30

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,486

    I'm a psychiatrist, now lie back and tell me your deepest thoughts.
  5. xarr


    Joined: 26 Mar 2008

    Posts: 503

    Location: West London

    Staff nurse at a central London hospital.

    Deffo a few doc's, nurses and paramedics on the forum, they come out of the woodwork in the odd medical related thread.

    Any recommendations on medical blogs? I read the following (but am interested in adding some well written ones to my list);

    http://head-nurse.blogspot.co.uk/ is a Texan neuro ITU nurse

    http://traumaqueen.net/ is an Edinburgh paramedic

    I also used to read Tom Reynolds (Brian Kellett) before he went back to nursing.
  6. theNude

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 May 2006

    Posts: 2,334

    Soon to be trainee Radiographer.
  7. uknowist

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2003

    Posts: 2,429

    Location: Pub

    Healthcare support worker in operating theatres, looking to either go into nurse training or ODP training depending on how i want to live the next 2-3 years
  8. Sonea Fifer


    Joined: 13 Dec 2006

    Posts: 6,798

    Location: On the forest moon Endor

    ODP is what my wife has done since graduating a year and a half ago. She specialises in neurosurgery though I understand there's many different areas you can explore in this profession and it can open up so many different doors as well. :)
  9. Addicted


    Joined: 23 Jul 2007

    Posts: 2,663

    Location: Worcester

    Not exactly in the health industry, but I'm a software developer in a large health organization!
  10. radar19

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2009

    Posts: 1,037

    Location: Lincolnshire

    My mum is an Occupational Therapist. Before that she was a nurse for over 10 years.
  11. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 27,739

    Location: Middle of England

    Hope my Head Doctor isn't on here. :o
  12. Lokai


    Joined: 26 Jun 2008

    Posts: 17,089

    Location: Wakefield

    My wife is a CT Radiography with the Mid-Yorkshire trust if that counts.
  13. joxang

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Dec 2010

    Posts: 2,285

    Location: London

    I've been a doc for a few months ;). Will be working in Whipps X come July.
  14. Shadz


    Joined: 6 May 2010

    Posts: 975

    Location: Nottingham, UK

    Cool, I'm sure we must have many more on the site then.

    I love being a Mental Health Nurse but do wonder about being a Dr some day.
  15. MrMoonX


    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 10,034

    I saw lots of trainee radiographers the other week, one of them was being sick outside uni, I asked why the other one said physics exam LOL
  16. SMed

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2011

    Posts: 1,427

    Location: Bucks

    I'm a medical student, currently doing an iBSc. Just 2 more years left after that.
  17. Greg0986

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Sep 2010

    Posts: 1,964

    Location: Somerset

    I'm an Administrator that works in a medical practice. Not allowed to tell you any more because of the press/media, I barely understand it myself :p
  18. Trifid


    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,626

    Does this include those that don't have any patient contact? If so, I work in IT comms for a hospital.
  19. King Damager


    Joined: 16 Nov 2010

    Posts: 16,495

    Location: Swimming in a lake

    Thought doctors were one of the few professions we had fewer of.

    I've got an odd gripe with OTs. Nothing against your mother, just I lived in a flat with three OTs last year who continually complained about their 'workload' and frankly compared to others it seemed quite light... Again it might be the people rather than the degree, but it bugged me that their degree was paid for, and they basically have a job at the other end whilst complaining about a degree that was mediocre in difficulty at best....

  20. leicrao1


    Joined: 2 Nov 2009

    Posts: 124

    Support worker in Mental Health Unit.

    Supporting patients with those things that aren't medical but stop them being discharged. Most of the time this is helping them find accommodation or prevent homelessness, and making sure they have some income from benefits ready for discharge, and also putting into place some plan to deal with the debts that have often driven them into the loony bin in the first place.

    Can include anything though. Can't go into any detail obviously but rest assured all of humanity is there.