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 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
As some of you know, I am in Japan for my three-month stint here. I had a week off in Tokyo before joining my colleagues at Fukushima Medical University where I had some time to visit some friends, including a couple of Japanese GP friends. Having not seen them for a year, one of them … Continue reading What is it like being the Chair of the JIC? Lessons on leadership – not what you think!
We have survived! The annual conference represents one of the four events that the JIC meet face to face where there is often a manic but very productive buzz. Glasgow, the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, has a great vibe to it, perhaps because it homes five universities in a 10 mile … Continue reading Musing from RCGP annual conference 2018
Dear AiT and First5 GPs, The Junior International Committee of the RCGP warmly invite you to attend “GP - A Global Speciality”. “GP- A Global Speciality” is a full day event on Saturday 23rd June in London for AiTs and First5 GPs with an interest in global health. We aim to show you how, as GPs, we … Continue reading JIC symposium! Book your tickets here!!!
The New Year has come and gone and it's a good a time as any to reflect on the progress but also the challenges that the JIC has faced in the last 12 months. When 2017 still seemed fresh in January, the JIC still had Sinan as Chair and Sandy as Head of International and … Continue reading Reflections on 2017 – a tad late!
So this Saturday, the JIC had our annual Core Committee meeting in London which is always fun because I love hanging out with everyone. Because we have quite a new team, I was keen to have a long ice-breaking session to get everyone communicating and collaborating. We spent the rest of the day brainstorming and … Continue reading Annual away day -2017 summary
LOVAH conference - every year, the Dutch GP's in training host a fantastic conference exchange. It's honestly not an opportunity to miss so check out the application. Deadline November 15th. RCGP annual conference The conference is finally over. Apparently more than 1200 delegates attended the conference with over 160 speakers. There were some controversial moments (no … Continue reading Recovering from the RCGP Annual Conference
If you wish to be interviewed or even write an article for the blog (or know someone who should be), let me know here! I prefer to include GP's in training and within the first five years of qualifying but, even if you're not, don't worry! Feel free to pitch and we can always discuss. … Continue reading Preparing for the RCGP annual conference