How to write an application

At the end of October, I attended the RCGP annual conference (RCGPAC) which is a great place to meet inspirational GPs. At risk of sounding like a RCGP poster girl, I really recommend you go because there are so many inspirational workshops and talks going on that it's an invigorating breath of fresh air during … Continue reading How to write an application

Getting involved with WONCA and VdGM – a European network of family doctors

I'm not sure if anyone saw on our Facebook page but there was a post recently asking how to get involved with the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) and WONCA. I thought this was a really good question so I thought that I would put together as much information as I have gathered in the … Continue reading Getting involved with WONCA and VdGM – a European network of family doctors

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

For all you educators out there – interview with Dr Jo Buchanan, President of WONCA EURACT

At WONCA Seoul, I had the opportunity to meet Dr Jo Buchanan, who is the President of WONCA EURACT. “We [WONCA EURACT] are an organisation of teachers of GP from across Europe and our mission is to improve family medicine through learning and teaching. We are a community and we have representation from about 37 … Continue reading For all you educators out there – interview with Dr Jo Buchanan, President of WONCA EURACT