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  1. What planet are you on?
  2. Cascmeister, have you heard about the pandemic affecting this planet?
  3. How is your job affected by the pandemic? How do you conduct your work differently, community and inpatient? Do you look after COVID-19 positive inpatients? Do you have the appropriate PPE? Are you being re-deployed?
  4. Has anyone done this or is considering doing? https://fflm.ac.uk/exams/dlm/
  5. How did PsychClub allow itself to become so compromised?
  6. Is this another Spops post?
  7. Are you happy to give up your security? Pension, sick leave, death in service, study leave, professional leave, compassionate leave, carers' leave, parental leave, gardening leave, etc etc?
  8. I agree with Yasir, except for a slight change in order. My preference would be: 1 Job in psychiatry 2 Job in another field 3 Clinical attachment in psychiatry In addition to psychiatric comorbidity that you will come across in 2, there will be transferable medical skills that you will gain, general experience of working for the NHS, and of course the benefits of actually earning. You will have good access to the local psychiatric department and you could always ask them to spend one session a week with them to show your special interest in psychiatry.
  9. Does the screen still show light bleed?
  10. I suppose you're right when you compare yourself to a strawberry picker.
  11. Crapped rates, take home not worth getting out of bed for. You risk personal injury, malpractice complaint, car accident, no sick leave, no study leave, no worker's rights ... You're better off emigrating or going home.
  12. You have plenty of time, you don't need to cram. Herring is very readable, learn as much as you can from it and just expand a bit on medical ethics from any other source. Learn well the medico-legal aspects of what you normally do in your medical/psychiatric job, lots of questions will be from there. There is a good mix of basic knowledge and definitions and some more obscure details which you don't really need to know.
  13. I passed it in October last year. All you need is HERRING: Medical Law and Ethics, 6th edition. Pay particular attention to cases described there as some questions are about them. Anything else, just go through the syllabus given on the DLM website and look up definitions and some basic info wherever you can, including Wikipedia. Some questions are related to working knowledge most doctors have (eg order of listing causes of death), and some quite specific to the MHA thus easy for psychiatrists. It is a very doable exam. You can get it done this year in October.
  14. Thanks for that,
  15. Any ideas what's available and any experience of what is good? Zoran
  16. That's a shame. You can still write some helpful tips.
  17. Hi Steve, I'm great, how are you? I've tried Athona three times in the last five years, most recently a month ago, and the bureaucracy I came across is only surpassed by MEDACS and HOLT. In fact, even these two have a bit more of a personalized approach nowadays.
  18. Why delete the thread because one poster comes across as prejudiced and will only accept those with ccst and teaching experience? Perhaps you could post some of your insight into what's needed to pass here for all to read? Most of those who pass exams to that, whether they then offer paid tuition or not.
  19. If one is qualified to teach then I suppose they are entitled to be payed.
  20. Any update on current agencies with good psychiatry jobs?
  21. I've not done DoLS but I know it pays similar to MHA, cc £180. Standard capacity assessments that solicitors ask for are £100-200. I don't do court reports. Appraisal work is paid as well. I've not done it, before you ask.
  22. Sure, but it also means that other psychiatrists can try for those jobs as well. I am pleasantly surprised that pharmaceutical companies are paying that much, I thought it was less than clinical work pays.
  23. Yes, court reports are more prevalent in forensic psychiatry. LPoA, wills, and DoLS capacity assessment more in Old Age. Training for DoLS can be online: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards/ To get the work ask a friendly social worker who the DoLS Lead is in your area and let them know you're available, For LPoA, let the solicitors know you're available. They will refer to you if they can't get the GP or sector psychiatrist to do it.
  24. You're right Eve, I suppose everyone is following market forces and pricing will depend on those. I wonder if a question bank would sell better if it is marketed directly as such (ie Question Bank) and not an app. Apps tend to be cheap, or even free. Perhaps starting of with a low price/free for the app with a limited number of questions, and then offering "in app purchases" would be a way to reach more potential buyers?
  25. There's nothing demoralizing about £250 000. Which company was that?