Introducing family medicine to Japan – Interview with Professor Ryuki Kassai

This week, I have the pleasure of introducing my boss in Japan, Professor Ryuki Kassai. This is a man to whom I am eternally grateful for having taken a chance on me and allowing me to work for him in the Department of Family Medicine at Fukushima Medical University since 2016. He is widely accredited … Continue reading Introducing family medicine to Japan – Interview with Professor Ryuki Kassai

Migrant Health Series – can you integrate a migrant population? – interview with Dr Rita Issa

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 Migrant Health Series – can you integrate a migrant population? – interview with Dr Rita Issa

Little Portugal – how to meet the needs of your London population? – interview with Dr Vikesh Sharma

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

Migrant Health Series – Would you risk your life to save others? – interview with Dr Conor Kenny

As part of the Migrant Health Series, I interviewed Dr Conor Kenny who worked as the doctor on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) rescue missions in the Mediterranean. We met at a humanitarian and aid workers meet up after I got back to London and I was really keen to share his three-and-a-half months experience saving people, … Continue reading Migrant Health Series – Would you risk your life to save others? – interview with Dr Conor Kenny

Migrant health series – Greek camps – Interview with Dr Kiran Cheedella

As part of the Migrant Health Series, I interviewed Dr Kiran Cheedella about his work in the refugee camps in Greece at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015. Kiran and I did our Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene together eight years ago and formed a friendship that would span his adventures in … Continue reading Migrant health series – Greek camps – Interview with Dr Kiran Cheedella

International Health Systems – working in New Zealand – interview with Dr Anna Liebmann

I'm sure it's crossed all of our minds at some point: "I'm going to jack it all in and move to Australia or New Zealand. It's a better quality of life and I will feel appreciated". So, for this post, I decided to investigate what it was really like to work in the supposed utopia … Continue reading International Health Systems – working in New Zealand – interview with Dr Anna Liebmann

International Health Systems – What’s the deal with Obamacare? Interview with Dr Lucy Pickard

WHO are doing a free Webinar on Refugee and Migrant Mental Health on the 16th October. Click here for details. What's the big deal? During the summer, the effort to repeal Obamacare was all over the news. I called my friend Lucy for an interview to better understand why this was such a big deal. Admittedly, Lucy is … Continue reading International Health Systems – What’s the deal with Obamacare? Interview with Dr Lucy Pickard

What do we sacrifice in the name of global health? – Interview with Dr Berit Hansen

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

Mutiny on the Bounty – Interview with Dr Luke Kane

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

Courage in the time of Ebola – interview with Dr Luke Kane

Don't forget - image team vacancy application deadline is tomorrow!! Apply here. A GP trainee from London, Rita, has started a meetup group for humanitarian aid workers (multi-disciplinary) who have done field missions, which is a great way of getting connected. Join here. If you want to start one in your locality, get in touch and we'll … Continue reading Courage in the time of Ebola – interview with Dr Luke Kane