Junior Doctors: Their Lives in Your Hands

Junior Doctors: Their Lives in Your Hands

When I wrote my New Year post, I was ready to leap into frequent updates, including on the important topic of self-care for writers. Then life happened. As most of you know, in addition to being a screenwriter and novelist, I am also a junior doctor. On 3rd February, I started a new job as an Advanced Trainee in Psychiatry - also known as a Specialist Registrar, or a psychiatrist who is becoming more specialised in one particular field. Medicine is a professional vocation that was once very popular, well thought of, and attractive to bright young things looking to make a difference. In many ways, it is still that - but it's also becoming harder. Let us count the ways: Cuts to NHS funding One of the first things you learn as a newly-qualified doctor is how to use the fax machine. As a twenty-something in 2010, I hadn't the faintest idea why we were addicted to this technology, but we still cling to it....
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Code Runner launch

Code Runner, Book 2 of The Amy Lane Mysteries, launches today! You can purchase a copy of your very own by visiting any reputable ebook retailer, like the following: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo Not heard of Code Runner? Let me fill you in: Book two of The Amy Lane Mysteries Ex-con Jason Carr has faced down the toughest thugs in Cardiff, but being assistant to a brilliant, eccentric hacker who hasn’t been outdoors in ten years has its own challenges. Still, he and Amy Lane can solve cases even the cops can’t crack. And when a corpse washes up on a beach, Jason can’t resist chasing the clues—or defying Amy by infiltrating the very gangs he once escaped. Amy is distraught when Jason’s pursuit gets him framed for murder. He’s thrown back in prison where he’s vulnerable to people who want him dead. He needs Amy to prove his innocence. Fast. But Amy...
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