Leadership at an early stage of training Leadership is defined as an action or ability to lead, but the requirement for a specific age is never mentioned. How I came to stand for the role of chair of my Local Negotiating Committee is a different and long story, fit for a whole blog post, so I will only focus on the positives and challenges of being chair of the Local Negotiating Committee (LNC) of an NHS trust. As a woman, an EU doctor (that had only been in this country for
A nice quiet retirement?
Leading 300000 European Junior Doctors “Sounds like quite a nice quiet ‘retirement’ job with lots of holidays”, one colleague remarked. To be honest, I understand why some of my colleagues were skeptical. A month after stepping down from two years as Co-chair of the Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) of the British Medical Association, I became UK Head of delegation for the European Junior Doctors Association (EJD) and was elected onto the EJD Board (or
Exception reporting: It’s not just a right but a duty by Johann Malawana This piece was jointly produced for The Leadership Blog and BMJ Opinion The new (2016) junior doctors’ contract can be a very divisive topic among the medical profession. I would argue the reason for this is that the contract was seen by some as a possible panacea for all the problems that face the NHS. Exception reporting is a new mechanism that forms a core part of the new contract, and which was intro