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Celebrating our wins
  1. Laura Crosby1,
  2. Fiona Finlay2
  1. 1Paediatrics, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK
  2. 2Community Child Health, Virgin Care Ltd, Bath, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Laura Crosby, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath BA1 3NG, UK; l.crosby{at}nhs.net

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How do you feel when you leave work? Have you celebrated all your individual and collective achievements during the day, or do you leave thinking of those jobs left undone, those patients you could not find quite enough time for, the colleagues you brushed aside? We all have an innate negativity bias which means that we attend to and remember the negative parts of our days more than the positive. This evolutionary mechanism makes us strive to do better, but out of fear of the possible consequences of poor performance rather than the magnetic draw towards excellence. A …

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