How to be a green GP – doctors for sustainability and against climate change

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

How to take an OOPE – interview with Dr Sophie Redlin

I was put in touch with Sophie, a British GP trainee, whilst I was working in Japan, when she approached my then boss, Ryuki, about coming to Fukushima to do qualitative research. Her work, the patient voice project, studies the biopsychoscial model in communities in four different countries and whether that has an impact on mental … Continue reading How to take an OOPE – interview with Dr Sophie Redlin

Little Portugal – how to meet the needs of your London population? – interview with Dr Vikesh Sharma

I am so excited by this blog post! I managed to capture half an hour with Dr Vikesh Sharma during the THET conference and got a brilliant interview with him about the fantastic work he is doing with the Portuguese population in South London.  Its such an exciting project that he was interviewed for 2 … Continue reading Little Portugal – how to meet the needs of your London population? – interview with Dr Vikesh Sharma

Let’s welcome back our overseas GPs – update on the I&R scheme

So one of the things that the JIC feels passionate about is making sure that international primary care opportunities are possible for those who want it. Advocacy is an important part of our work and, in the past, we've worked alongside members of other colleges to get it recognised on core curriculae and tried to raise … Continue reading Let’s welcome back our overseas GPs – update on the I&R scheme