In the UK, the training programme goes from August to August which means that, in a few months, there will be a new generation of new GPs who will have to navigate the working world and everything that goes with it. I've been locuming pretty exclusively over the last five years (bar an eight-month salaried … Continue reading Five years of locuming in London and what have I learnt? A basic guide for those thinking about it
So as some of you know, we won the bid to host the 7th Vasco da Gama (VdGM) Forum in Edinburgh 2021. To recap, VdGM is the young doctors movement for WONCA Europe which is the European network of family doctors. So I'm going to share with you how we are putting this event together - … Continue reading Preparing for the 7th VdGM Forum in Edinburgh #1 (14 months to go)
At the end of October, I attended the RCGP annual conference (RCGPAC) which is a great place to meet inspirational GPs. At risk of sounding like a RCGP poster girl, I really recommend you go because there are so many inspirational workshops and talks going on that it's an invigorating breath of fresh air during … Continue reading How to write an application
At the beginning of September, the RCGP JIC ran our symposium on planetary health. Planetary health, an increasingly important field incorporating global health, public health and environmental science, explores the relationship between the health of human beings and the health of the planet. By improving ecosystems and our relationship with our natural environment, we can … Continue reading How to be a green GP – doctors for sustainability and against climate change
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?
I'm sure we've only worked with a difficult colleague before and I'm sure we can name one person in our mind that has challenged us. In the UK, situational judgement tests have been part of our curriculae for the last few years which has been used as psychometric testing but have we ever really been … Continue reading How to deal with difficult colleagues
So, myself and a few members of the team were invited to the London GP trainee conference, sponsored by Health Education England, in July where we were able to run a workshop for GP trainees who were keen to have some international experience. It's a lot to cover in 45 minute workshop and it ended … Continue reading To work abroad or not to work abroad…