A Japanese family doctor in COVID-19 – is disaster-preparedness the key?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 13th March 2020 Number of confirmed cases at … Continue reading A Japanese family doctor in COVID-19 – is disaster-preparedness the key?

A North Italian family doctor in COVID-19 – a tale from the epicentre

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 12th March 2020 Number of cases at time … Continue reading A North Italian family doctor in COVID-19 – a tale from the epicentre

A Hong Kong family doctor in COVID-19 – surviving the first wave

This week, I have managed to interview Dr Loretta Chan, a family doctor in Hong Kong who I met through the WONCA Asia Pacific Young Doctor's group called the Rajakumar Movement. We spent some time together at the WONCA conference in Kyoto last year and she is truly a vivacious positive character and an extremely … Continue reading A Hong Kong family doctor in COVID-19 – surviving the first wave

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

Mental health and international primary care – interview with Prof Chris Dowrick

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Chris Dowrick who I met whilst translating for a mental health workshop held in WONCA Asia Pacific in Kyoto earlier this year. He’s the Professor of Primary Medical Care at University of Liverpool but also the Chair of the WONCA working group on mental health and … Continue reading Mental health and international primary care – interview with Prof Chris Dowrick