As some of you know, I am in Japan for my three-month stint here. I had a week off in Tokyo before joining my colleagues at Fukushima Medical University where I had some time to visit some friends, including a couple of Japanese GP friends. Having not seen them for a year, one of them … Continue reading What is it like being the Chair of the JIC? Lessons on leadership – not what you think!
We have survived! The annual conference represents one of the four events that the JIC meet face to face where there is often a manic but very productive buzz. Glasgow, the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, has a great vibe to it, perhaps because it homes five universities in a 10 mile … Continue reading Musing from RCGP annual conference 2018
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
The New Year has come and gone and it's a good a time as any to reflect on the progress but also the challenges that the JIC has faced in the last 12 months. When 2017 still seemed fresh in January, the JIC still had Sinan as Chair and Sandy as Head of International and … Continue reading Reflections on 2017 – a tad late!
Deepa, our Image Team lead, has stepped down in recent weeks. When I think of Deepa, I think of creativity. She penned the bus drawing above, which has become the unofficial JIC logo over the years, and she's often seen wearing one of her own creations.Also, I totally respect Deepa's packing skills as she always … Continue reading Deepa has left! – Totally new Image Team!
So one of the things that the JIC feels passionate about is making sure that international primary care opportunities are possible for those who want it. Advocacy is an important part of our work and, in the past, we've worked alongside members of other colleges to get it recognised on core curriculae and tried to raise … Continue reading Let’s welcome back our overseas GPs – update on the I&R scheme
LOVAH conference - every year, the Dutch GP's in training host a fantastic conference exchange. It's honestly not an opportunity to miss so check out the application. Deadline November 15th. RCGP annual conference The conference is finally over. Apparently more than 1200 delegates attended the conference with over 160 speakers. There were some controversial moments (no … Continue reading Recovering from the RCGP Annual Conference
If you wish to be interviewed or even write an article for the blog (or know someone who should be), let me know here! I prefer to include GP's in training and within the first five years of qualifying but, even if you're not, don't worry! Feel free to pitch and we can always discuss. … Continue reading Preparing for the RCGP annual conference