What a week! I’m currently writing this on my way back from Kyoto (published on the day that I fly back to the UK) although admittedly I'm also slipping in and out of snooze mode whilst on the bullet train. I attended the WONCA Asia Pacific Region (APR) conference (15th to 18th May), not as … Continue reading Reflections on WONCA Asia Pacific, Kyoto 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?
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
What a fantastic day! Eternal gratitude to everyone who gave up the sunniest day of the year to listen to why we think that general practice is a global specialty. We had a lovely opening key note speaker, Professor Anita Berlin, Professor of Primary Care Education at Queen Mary's University of London who gave us … Continue reading The JIC symposium
Thank you to Marcello who has written this blog post on his experience in Kolkata. They are recruiting now if you're keen! Contact details at bottom of piece xxx The unrelenting heat of summer finally dissipates The monsoon rains have just hit Kolkata, and the entire city has breathed a sigh of relief as the … Continue reading Kolkata volunteer opportunity
This week, I have reproduced, with Dr Mizan Hoque's permission, his report on his work with the Rohingya migrant population in Bangladesh. Mizan and I were on the same VTS training scheme and I hadn't seen him since qualifying. We reconnected when I bumped into him at a Doctors Worldwide (DWW) event where they were … Continue reading Reflections from the Rohingya Refugee camps and the Doctors WorldWide Postgraduate Fellowship in Refugee Health pilot training programme