The junior doctors are several weeks into their placements at New Cross Hospital and are finding that life outside of work is just as important as work itself. When they're not juggling their busy schedules, they are finding themselves more at ease with their own decisions at work while not being afraid to ask for help from their seniors when they feel they need to.\n\nSecond-year junior doctor Jo shows how far she has come with her patient skills when she is called to treat a one-month-old baby with a badly swollen toe. The baby's mum is understandably distressed, and Jo displays a great deal of maturity and understanding by reassuring her. Jo's diagnosis of treatment for the baby's toe is correct, building up her confidence.\n\nAs the confidence of others soars, Jin's takes a knock on his first night shift in the emergency department. Jin needs to cannulate a patient - which involves putting a needle in a vein - who has been admitted with chest pains. Jin makes several attempts before admitting defeat and has to ask senior doctor Rahul for help. Despite this, Jin acknowledges that in any career you have your good days and your bad ones.\n\nJess finds herself carrying out a rectal examination on a patient who has a suspected obstruction in his back passage. He has had a relapse of lymphoma blood cancer and is about to have treatment to help. His obstruction proves to be non-critical and thankfully the treatment can go ahead.\n\nIn between training for an upcoming triathlon, Jo realises that sometimes doctors need a doctor when she finds herself in the role of patient. Jo has a small operation performed on her when she asks a colleague to remove a cyst from her head.
Source: BBC 1