Fast bleep the doctor: How to survive your first on-call shift

When and where

22 July 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Fast bleep the doctor: How to survive your first on-call shift

Starting your life as a newly-qualified doctor can be a daunting time, not least because of your first on-call shifts where you will make the first real leap from medical student to doctor.

This event aims to build your confidence as you approach your first night shift and provide a convenient overview of the most common calls you may see, with top tips and advice on surviving those first on call shifts.

Programme highlights

Based on excellent feedback from 2016, highlights will include:

  • managing a first on-call shift and the night shift
  • ways of managing common on-call encounters
  • how to deal with emergencies in sepsis, cardiology, gastroenterology and respiratory medicine
  • key concepts in managing delirium and patients at the end of life whilst on call
  • how to make the most of learning whilst on call.

The programme will comprise:

  • case-based learning reflecting real life encounters
  • speakers, from foundation doctors with hands on experience, to engaged registrars and consultants
  • a broad range of essential topics for your first on call
  • invaluable practical tips and advice for managing on-call problems from personal experiences.

I gained advice from experienced clinicians relating to the pertinent tasks of a junior doctor not covered in medical school.

'Fast bleep the doctor' 2016 conference delegate

Who should attend?

  • Newly qualified doctors about to start their foundation post.
  • Foundation doctors looking for a convenient update.
  • Final year medical students already thinking about their first post.

How to book

A full programme will be available soon however, you can book your place by selecting book now on the right of this page.

RCP conferences

​The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting-edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.

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