This year, I have had the absolute pleasure of being the medical advisor for Women Empowered International (WE Int) on their six-part online webinar series on periods. This organisation was set up by young international professionals in Japan for other young international professionals to address issues important to them such as gender equality and sustainability. … Continue reading Can periods be culturally different?
This week I got to interview Dr Farhan Shahid who I got to know when I popped in to see a friend of mine at her Covid clinic - only to find Farhan teaching her how to do one-legged squats during their break. He is a qualified GP and in his second year (ST4) of … Continue reading How to be a Sport and Exercise medicine doctor – interview with Dr Farhan Shahid
I usually start my blog posts with how I meet my interviewees but, in absolute truth, I have no idea where and when Dipesh and I met. It must have been at an RCGP conference, but I do remember bumping into him later on at the RCGP HQ on Euston Road where we sat in … Continue reading How to become an academic GP and the issues around research – Interview with Dr Dipesh Gopal
This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Moyosore Makinde a.k.a Ore from Nigeria about the fantastic work she does promoting lifestyle changes to improve health and wellbeing. Lifestyle medicine is the concept of using evidence-based principles to treat lifestyle-related diseases rather than relying on pills or medical interventions. It is underpinned by six … Continue reading Lifestyle medicine in Nigeria – interview with Dr Ore Makinde
Earlier this year, I was selected to attend the 2020 WONCA Europe Pre-conference Exchange in Berlin. Conference exchanges are one of the activities offered by the Vasco da Gama Movement – they usually involve spending a couple of days shadowing a GP from another country before attending a conference in that country. They are a … Continue reading How Can You Do a Primary Care Exchange in the Midst of Global Pandemic?
I've been asked by my colleagues at Doctors WorldWide if they could say a few words about their course. I've known the guys from DWW a few years now and they even ran their incredible workshop on disaster medicine at our JIC symposium last year. I've not been to their Humanitarian Medical Aid Course but … Continue reading Doctors Worldwide Humanitarian Medical Aid course
At WONCA Seoul, I had the opportunity to meet Dr Jo Buchanan, who is the President of WONCA EURACT. “We [WONCA EURACT] are an organisation of teachers of GP from across Europe and our mission is to improve family medicine through learning and teaching. We are a community and we have representation from about 37 … Continue reading For all you educators out there – interview with Dr Jo Buchanan, President of WONCA EURACT
You couldn’t write how Dr En-Ming Tham and I met. During a locum session in North London, I came across a patient that I needed to discuss with a regular doctor. The details escape me but I remember browsing through the instant messaging system and pinging a message to the only other doctor on site, … Continue reading Lost in translation