I know everyone is thinking that London is super expensive. And it is. But it is so easy to do it on the cheap as well. So here is a rough and ready guide on how to get out and about and how I like to spend my frugal days. Also have a look at … Continue reading A Londoners guide to (WONCA) London part 2 – what to see/visit on a budget
I’m sure everyone knows that the WONCA Europe conference is in London this year on the 28th of June to the 1st of July. I was born in London and have lived here for the majority of my life and would consider myself a thoroughbred Londoner. Therefore, I thought I would compile a post that … Continue reading A Londoner’s guide to (WONCA) London part 1 – getting there and where to stay
*Book your tickets now* If you follow my blog or VdGM activities, you will know that the 7th VdGM Forum will be held on the 28-29th January 2022. This is a two-day event where GPs early in their careers can get together, share ideas and learn together. We only got the go-ahead to run it … Continue reading Edinburgh Forum update
This post has evolved from a conversation with WONCA Junior Researcher of the Year nominee, Dr Ebrahim Mulla. One of the things that I love is hearing about frameworks and theories that encapsulate things that we observe on a day-to-day basis. This was particular to a discussion about something we call in the UK 'reg-itis' … Continue reading Thought of the day: why do incompetent people think they are better than they are?
This year, I have had the absolute pleasure of being the medical advisor for Women Empowered International (WE Int) on their six-part online webinar series on periods. This organisation was set up by young international professionals in Japan for other young international professionals to address issues important to them such as gender equality and sustainability. … Continue reading Can periods be culturally different?
This week, I have the absolute pleasure to introduce Dr Harris Lygidakis who is the new CEO of WONCA World. We actually recorded the interview back in May 2020 but a whole bunch of things happened (ie covid waves) which meant that this post got delayed. If I am honest, it was a real honour … Continue reading Introducing the new CEO of WONCA World, Dr Harris Lygidakis
On the 9th September, I was checking in at London Heathrow - the first time leaving UK borders since February 2020. The covid pandemic had somewhat reduced me from a global to a national GP with the restrictions placed on travel. So much so that I had almost forgotten what my previous globe-trotting life felt … Continue reading The Balearic meeting
SAVE THE DATE: 28-29th January 2022 As many of you know the 7th VdGM Forum will be held in Edinburgh. VdGM is the European network of GPs in training or within the first five years of their career which, amongst other things, It organises events for meeting of like-minded doctors to discuss all things primary … Continue reading OFFICIAL – the Edinburgh Forum will be face-to-face!!
This week I got to interview Dr Farhan Shahid who I got to know when I popped in to see a friend of mine at her Covid clinic - only to find Farhan teaching her how to do one-legged squats during their break. He is a qualified GP and in his second year (ST4) of … Continue reading How to be a Sport and Exercise medicine doctor – interview with Dr Farhan Shahid
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