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Jan 26 10 tweets 3 min read
16 yr girl B moved near me

Mum has brain tumour,op next week. Dad NHS care assistant. B has to look after young sis & study GCSE this yr

5pm B “hello, someone said you’d be a good person to chat to. I have no school, haven’t started GCSE work & fail everything”.

*long chat* 8pm “You’ve inspired me to study but I have no laptop, pens or paper”

8:15pm I turn up with books and pens

B “you really believe in me? I have never seen kindness like this”

Me “yes I do & one day you will be in a position to inspire the next person”

B sent this. 🙏encourage
Jan 15 22 tweets 4 min read
*THREAD* Integrity and honesty - and why they matter. #dailyspark Integrity is telling the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth…the spirit of truth. It’s about doing the right thing irrespective of where we are or who is watching us. It’s about holding ourselves to a high standard of doing things we say irrespective of circumstance.
Aug 10, 2021 12 tweets 6 min read
Our study finds #COVID19 clinical risk tools should reflect factors predominantly affecting ethnic minorities including: multiethnic age structures, multimorbidity & deprivation

This will enable early identification & triage to appropriate care (1/10)

bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/8/1/e0… Background: Ethnic minorities account for 34% of critically ill patients with COVID-19 despite constituting 14% of the UK population

Effective triage at hospital admission is required to ensure pts from all ethnic groups are risk stratified to appropriate level of care
Aug 16, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
*Thread* - How to do a literature review

1) Decide on your topic- keep the scope broad to start with. You don’t yet know what’s out there or where the gaps are.

2) Identify themes, debate and gaps - Start with a broad search, evaluate the arguments and identify the gaps. 3) Look through journals, books and search engines. Highly cited papers are useful but also look at those which perhaps aren’t as well cited too- equally important in a lit search. Get an idea of up to date and slightly older works too. Helps to keep track via an excel sheet.
Feb 16, 2020 20 tweets 6 min read
*Mental health thread*

At least 1 in 4 of us are suffering with mental health illnesses.

We are all human and we do not know what trouble the human beside us is facing.

🙏 CHOOSE to listen, support, be kind & fair.

Your hello and smile may be what gives someone strength. The thing about mental health is that it can seriously affect how we see things, how we perceive ourselves and others around us.

Negative thoughts of failure or self-criticism or loss of confidence being wrongly reinforced by how others treat us can affect how we feel.
Jan 26, 2020 20 tweets 10 min read
*Happiness thread"

Happiness is a range of feelings from positive emotions to great joy.

Happiness changes the way we see ourselves and situations. Our happiness affects how we react in situations and interact with others.

#Happiness is a choice.

#Happiness is infectious

😀 Researchers have found that happiness supports: a stronger immune system, stronger resilience in the face of stress, a stronger heart and less risk of cardiovascular disease, alongside quicker recovery times when overcoming illness or surgery
Jan 19, 2020 30 tweets 7 min read
* Burnout thread *

Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.

3 dimensions:

- feeling exhausted

- feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job

- reduced professional efficacy. Burn-out is included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon.