How to become an academic GP and the issues around research – Interview with Dr Dipesh Gopal

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

Lifestyle medicine in Nigeria – interview with Dr Ore Makinde

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

How Can You Do a Primary Care Exchange in the Midst of Global Pandemic?

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?

For all you educators out there – interview with Dr Jo Buchanan, President of WONCA EURACT

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