a surgeon's daily tasks are significantly different from those of a doctor working in accident and emergency (A&E) or a general physician. The following responsibilities are likely to be carried out on a daily or weekly basis no matter what doctor you deside to become. monitoring and providing general care to patients on hospital wards and in outpatient clinics, admitting patients requiring special care followed by investigations and treatment, examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical conditions, carrying out specific procedures, e.g. performing operations and specialist investigations;making notes, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other healthcare professionals, working with other doctors as part of a team, either in the same department or within other specialties;liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to ensure quality treatment, promoting health education, undertaking managerial responsibilities such as planning the workload and staffing of the department, teaching junior doctors and medical students, as well as auditing and research.
Types of doctors
In every hospital there is a wide range of doctors, you can choose to be either one but depending on what one you beome the Salary, responabilies may vary. Some of these doctors are: anaesthetics, emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, psychiatry, trauma and orthopaedics.
Junior doctors in their first year of med-school earn a basic salary of around £22,400 every annum. The basic salary in Year 2 of med-school increases to £27,800. they also recieve discounts and suppliments on medical care to go along with their salary. This is based on the amount of work and the number of hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week and/or work outside the hours of 7am - 7pm, Monday to Friday. Doctors in specialist training earn a basic salary of around £29,700 plus supplement.Consultants earn a basic annual salary of between around £74,500 and £100,400 depending on length of service and payment of additional performance-related awards.
Working and non-working life
Doctors often work very long and unsocial hours, including weekends, evenings and nights (usually on a rota basis), although working hours vary according to specialty. The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) has made it illegal for junior doctors to work more than 48 hours a week. Working conditions vary according to specialty. Settings include wards, consulting rooms, operating theatres, laboratories, and special units such as accident and emergency (A&E).
Self-employment or freelance work is possible. A variety of private practice opportunities exist, depending on experience and specialist knowledge.Once qualified and experienced, career breaks are usually possible.
All medical students graduating from medical school go on a two-year Foundation Programme, taking a chain of positions in different specialties and healthcare settings. The first year builds on the knowledge, skills and capabilities acquired in undergraduate training and generally offers three posts in different areas of work, ideally medicine, surgery and another speciality. The second year of foundation training builds on year 1 but offers the opportunity to expand more, with the main focus being on the assessment of key capabilities and management of the highly ill patient in different settings. It is again usually made up of three four-month situations, frequently including one placement in a less common specialty (e.g. psychiatry, cardiology), academic medicine or general practice. This is to help the trainee make a decision about which specialty training programme to pursue.