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
This week, I am diverging from the norm and have interviewed a Japanese dermatologist on the topic of leprosy. I met Rie when I was giving my lectures on non-communicable diseases on the Diploma of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University. She was giving her tropical dermatology talk and an added bonus one on leprosy in … Continue reading Leprosy – a disease of modern Japan?
Rita I met at a "meet-up" group for humanitarian workers in London that she had organised. Not that I would call myself as a humanitarian worker but, in the name of curiosity and potential promotion of the JIC, I went anyway. She had worked for MSF in Lebanon so was clearly on my hit list … Continue reading Can you integrate a migrant population? Lessons from refugee camps in Lebanon – interview with Dr Rita Issa
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
London School of Tropical Medicine are doing a free online course on Health in Humanitarian crises via Futurelearn. It expires on the 8th October so get your skates on! Interview with Dr Berit Hansen, GP trainee, Copenhagen When we qualify as GPs, we tend to be in our late 20s and early 30s. The world is … Continue reading What do we sacrifice in the name of global health? – Interview with Dr Berit Hansen
We are looking for enthusiastic GP's with new innovation ideas for primary care to pitch an idea to our "Dragon's Den" competition at the RCGP annual conference. This was really good fun last year and got some awesome publicity for some of the ideas pitched! Click here for details. Deadline 15th September. Mutiny In the 1770s, a famous … Continue reading Mutiny on the Bounty – Interview with Dr Luke Kane