Ready, steady…

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Tessa Davis. Ready, steady…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

It started four years ago. I squirm uncomfortably just thinking about it. I had been a doctor for 9 years, and performed many procedures on children and babies with no problems – cannulas, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies, central lines, chest drains, umbilical lines, intubations, CPR, defibrillation. This was just suturing.

Send in the clowns

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Andrew Tagg. Send in the clowns, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

Clowns – you either love them or you hate them.  There is no middle ground.  But what do children think about them? Hospitals can be strange, scary places, even in daylight. So some have introduced ‘clown’ doctors to help allay fears. But do they?

(Editor note: If you have *coulrophobia then don’t read this post)