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
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
This week, I am diverging from the norm and have interviewed a Japanese dermatologist on the topic of leprosy. I met Rie when I was giving my lectures on non-communicable diseases on the Diploma of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University. She was giving her tropical dermatology talk and an added bonus one on leprosy in … Continue reading Leprosy – a disease of modern Japan?
At the end of April, I had the pleasure of being invited to Hiroshima university by Dr Yoshida to talk to the students about primary care. Being a country where patients have direct access to specialists, general practice/family medicine is a foreign concept and so it was up to yours truly to open the students' … Continue reading How do you explain primary care?
This week we have a post from our previous Beyond Europe lead, Dr Emily Clark. Emily has been long working with doctors and staff in Uganda so I'm grateful for her piece! Are you an academic GP? Do you have any links to a University? Dr Jane Namatovu is a GP from Kampala, Uganda. She … Continue reading Are you an academic GP? Do you have any links to a University?
A quick plug for our colleagues over at the RCGP First 5 committee. Jodie does a great interview for a podcast on general practice for GP's early in their training with some great reading recommendations! This week, I'm very excited to announce that we have an international guest writer from Pakistan, Dr Sanam Shah. We met … Continue reading Lessons from the best teachers, my patients – first international guest writer!!
A few months ago, I was forwarded an email from the exchange team from Dr Padma Wignesvaran about the Portugal exchange. Now my eyes lit up when I read her name because this was exactly the doctor that I have been trying to track down for my blog. A first5 GP, Padma's experience in Sierra … Continue reading VSO/RCGP partnership Sierra Leone – interview with Dr Padma Wignesvaran
London School of Tropical Medicine are doing a free online course on Health in Humanitarian crises via Futurelearn. It expires on the 8th October so get your skates on! Interview with Dr Berit Hansen, GP trainee, Copenhagen When we qualify as GPs, we tend to be in our late 20s and early 30s. The world is … Continue reading What do we sacrifice in the name of global health? – Interview with Dr Berit Hansen
We are looking for enthusiastic GP's with new innovation ideas for primary care to pitch an idea to our "Dragon's Den" competition at the RCGP annual conference. This was really good fun last year and got some awesome publicity for some of the ideas pitched! Click here for details. Deadline 15th September. Mutiny In the 1770s, a famous … Continue reading Mutiny on the Bounty – Interview with Dr Luke Kane
Don't forget - image team vacancy application deadline is tomorrow!! Apply here. A GP trainee from London, Rita, has started a meetup group for humanitarian aid workers (multi-disciplinary) who have done field missions, which is a great way of getting connected. Join here. If you want to start one in your locality, get in touch and we'll … Continue reading Courage in the time of Ebola – interview with Dr Luke Kane