Key Features

Provides a concise and high quality account of the relevant information for those working in Foundation training
Includes practical step-by-step guidance on a range of core clinical procedures
Provides valuable information on the non-clinical aspects of a clinical career
Written by an author team with extensive practical experience of teaching trainee hospital doctors.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Basic principles of patient care
• Initial assessment and emergency management
• Use of equipment and procedures
• Interpreting tests
• Drugs and prescribing

Section 2 Symptoms and related acute presentations
• Cardiac and chest
• Abdominal
• Endocrine, electrolyte and renal
• Neurological and psychiatric
• Sepsis, shock and trauma

Section 3 Specialties and cancers
• Specialty acute presentations
• Cancers and palliative care

Section 4 Everyday life as a junior doctor
• On the ward
• Legal and ethical practice
• Looking after yourself
• Developing a career
• Working as part of the system of care
• Working in the UK


Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Hazel Scott

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medicine, West of Scotland Deanery, Glasgow; Professor of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow; Consultant Respiratory Physician, NHS Lanarkshire, Wishaw, UK

Kevin Blyth

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Registrar in Respiratory and General Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

Jeremy Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

Radiology Registrar, West Yorkshire Radiology Academy, Leeds, UK.