IMGs represent an increasing proportion of doctors working in the UK. They come to the UK from diverse cultures around the world to work as specialty trainees, GPs, Physicians, SAS Doctors or Trust doctors. These doctors are and will continue to be a fundamental part of the UK health care delivery system.Read More
Art in Medicine
Enhancing GP Education through the Arts
This was a 2 day programme that turned out to be lots of fun. I gave a talk on the role Art has played in my life as a physician. I mainly reflected on how Art has helped me cope with the daily pressures of frontline medicine as well as maintaining a good work-life balance.
I enjoyed the talks delivered by the other speakers. Andy Clay read out a poem written by one of her trainees. It was a very poignant reminder of how easy it is to get sucked in by the demands put on us by society while at the same time loosing one’s ability to appreciate the little things in life.
i also had the opportunity to display a few of my paintings. It is always fun and thought provoking watching people when they look at my work.
I oft wonder, what are they thinking? Should I ask? Do I want to know?
I haven’t been able to muster the courage to walk away. My curiosity always gets the upper hand and I would always try to engage them. In turn I end up answering the same questions over and over again:
what inspired the piece? what did you use? How did you do it? How long did it take?
Paragliding in Villeneuve, SwitzerlandRead More
Having taken up cycling less than 1 year ago and doing regular weekly 20 mile rides; I decided it was time to push myself further. Thus I signed up for the 54 miles London to Brighton Bike ride which is organized by the British Heart Foundation.
It is generally believed that you should consider yourself a serious cyclist once you do a sportive or any organised road cycling event. I was keen to do longer distances but had neither the time or opportunity. Since I cycled alone most times, there were limitations to how far I could go, thus signing up for an organized ride was the most logical thing to do. Thankfully the weather was good, though very hot.
Visited Center Parcs De Kempervennen during the 2015 summer holidays with my kids. Considering there are several Center Parcs sites in UK with the Longleat site just about 1 hour away from me, one would wonder why we had to go all the way to the Netherlands. Well, there are several reasons for that
- Better weather
- An opportunity to visit another country
- A lot cheaper
- Better experience
A note about Google Apps and how you stand to gain more from using them.Read More
Did you know that your thoughts shape your life? I have collected a few beautiful tweets filled with words of wisdom to hopefully help you refocus on your objective and most importantly encourage you not to give up.Read More
Some people say life gets less busy as children get older, but I must admit in all honesty; I had a lot more time for other things when my kids were a lot younger. Why should it not be the reverse?Read More