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Introducing the pilot edition of our new e-magazine, featuring an interview with The Doctor’s Kitchen founder Dr Rupy Aujla
Introducing the pilot edition of our new e-magazine, featuring an interview with The Doctor’s Kitchen founder Dr Rupy Aujla

Introducing the pilot edition of our new e-magazine, featuring an interview with The Doctor’s Kitchen founder Dr Rupy Aujla

The College of Medicine is delighted to announce that we’ve launched the pilot edition of our new e-magazine, focusing on the upcoming Food on Prescription Conference… Our first issue contains everything you need to know about the conference, which takes place…

Member feedback: What you told us about our Thought Field Therapy masterclass
Member feedback: What you told us about our Thought Field Therapy masterclass

Member feedback: What you told us about our Thought Field Therapy masterclass

In March, The College of Medicine offered an online Thought Field Therapy & Dynamic Energy Masterclass, hosted by clinical therapist, life coach, & trainer Janet Thomson. WHAT IS THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY? Thought Field Therapy is described as an “energy medicine”…

The lockdown class that’s still going strong! Retired NHS physio reveals how her daily online exercise sessions see fans join from across Europe
The lockdown class that’s still going strong! Retired NHS physio reveals how her daily online exercise sessions see fans join from across Europe

The lockdown class that’s still going strong! Retired NHS physio reveals how her daily online exercise sessions see fans join from across Europe

A former NHS physio and College of Medicine Trustee and Council member who decided to give free online exercise classes in March 2020 to help people struggling to keep fit during the strictest Covid lockdown has revealed how her classes…

The College of Medicine reflects on the year that was – and looks ahead to an ‘ambitious’ 2022
The College of Medicine reflects on the year that was – and looks ahead to an ‘ambitious’ 2022

The College of Medicine reflects on the year that was – and looks ahead to an ‘ambitious’ 2022

The College of Medicine’s Chair, Dr Michael Dixon, has reflected on a ‘positive’ year in his seasonal address to members, saying that despite the challenges the pandemic has continued to bring in 2021, there is hope for an ambitious and…

Dr Michael Dixon: “The loss of continuity of care is the biggest unseen in General Practice at the moment…”
Dr Michael Dixon: “The loss of continuity of care is the biggest unseen in General Practice at the moment…”

Dr Michael Dixon: “The loss of continuity of care is the biggest unseen in General Practice at the moment…”

The effect of patients seeing GPs they’re not familiar with could lead to diseases being left undiagnosed, Dr Michael Dixon has said. Speaking on talk radio programme LBC earlier this month, the College of Medicine’s Chair spoke about the rise…

Overprescribing must stop, says new Government report
Overprescribing must stop, says new Government report

Overprescribing must stop, says new Government report

The College of Medicine’s Chair has welcomed plans by the Government to reduce the overprescribing of medicines. A report published this week announced action to prevent medicines being prescribed unnecessarily, following a new review led by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer…

Our community’s voice: How the College of Medicine is helping our members
Our community’s voice: How the College of Medicine is helping our members

Our community’s voice: How the College of Medicine is helping our members

The College of Medicine works to re-define medicine beyond pills and procedures, and our members and wider community are vital to our success. By engaging with our online classes – covering everything from mindfulness to hypnosis and nutrition – our…

Young doctor wins Diana Award for campaign to put nutrition on medical curriculum – and thanks College of Medicine for ‘giving me a voice’
Young doctor wins Diana Award for campaign to put nutrition on medical curriculum – and thanks College of Medicine for ‘giving me a voice’

Young doctor wins Diana Award for campaign to put nutrition on medical curriculum – and thanks College of Medicine for ‘giving me a voice’

A newly qualified doctor whose campaign to put diet and nutrition on the medical curriculum has seen her work honoured with a prestigious Diana Award has praised the College of Medicine for helping to inspire her. The awards are given…

Superfied founder tells The College of Medicine how his own health issue pushed him to create the new self-care platform
Superfied founder tells The College of Medicine how his own health issue pushed him to create the new self-care platform

Superfied founder tells The College of Medicine how his own health issue pushed him to create the new self-care platform

After a successful 25-year career in marketing, College of Medicine member Sandy Purewal, 50, (pictured) founded self-care platform Superfied earlier this year. The concept – empowering people to take better care of their own health via better food – was…

The best medicine? “How Laughter Yoga helped me to recover from depression – and now I teach others how to chuckle their way to better health”
The best medicine? “How Laughter Yoga helped me to recover from depression – and now I teach others how to chuckle their way to better health”

The best medicine? “How Laughter Yoga helped me to recover from depression – and now I teach others how to chuckle their way to better health”

Sara Kay laughs out loud all day long for a living. She isn’t a comedian but she does recognise that a hearty belly laugh is brilliant for well-being and particularly mental health. After training to be a Laughter Yoga teacher…

Dr Harry Brunjes on the potential of the arts to promote health, prevent disease and accelerate rehabilitation
Dr Harry Brunjes on the potential of the arts to promote health, prevent disease and accelerate rehabilitation

Dr Harry Brunjes on the potential of the arts to promote health, prevent disease and accelerate rehabilitation

English National Opera (ENO) Chairman – and vice-president of the College of Medicine – Dr Harry Brunjes has written in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine about the relationship the arts can play in helping health. At the height of the…

‘Social prescribing must be the responsibility of ALL stakeholder groups’, say leading practitioners
‘Social prescribing must be the responsibility of ALL stakeholder groups’, say leading practitioners

‘Social prescribing must be the responsibility of ALL stakeholder groups’, say leading practitioners

Leading voices in integrative medicine have called for a cohesive approach to ensure every aspect of healthcare can be effectively reached by social prescribing. Writing in Chapter Five of the College of Medicine’s manifesto for better health, Hope for the…

“We’re empowering people to make a difference in their own lives – that’s priceless” London health professionals discuss social prescribing
“We’re empowering people to make a difference in their own lives – that’s priceless” London health professionals discuss social prescribing

“We’re empowering people to make a difference in their own lives – that’s priceless” London health professionals discuss social prescribing

Healthy London Partnership, an initiative that aims to make the English capital the world’s healthiest city, has created a new film that highlights how valuable social prescribing can be in building and supporting community resilience – by linking people to…

‘Link workers are bringers of hope’: Social prescribing features on BBC One’s Countryfile
‘Link workers are bringers of hope’: Social prescribing features on BBC One’s Countryfile

‘Link workers are bringers of hope’: Social prescribing features on BBC One’s Countryfile

Social Prescribing featured on BBC One’s Countryfile this weekend, with presenter Anita Rani meeting Dr Marie Polley to discuss finding solutions to problems without medical intervention. Anita joined Dr Polley, who is co-Chair of the Social Prescribing Network, to discuss…

Two doctors changed the way we treat stomach ulcers – so, could adopting a similar approach to Type 2 Diabetes be just as effective?
Two doctors changed the way we treat stomach ulcers – so, could adopting a similar approach to Type 2 Diabetes be just as effective?

Two doctors changed the way we treat stomach ulcers – so, could adopting a similar approach to Type 2 Diabetes be just as effective?

In the latest installment of his regular column for the Daily Mail, Dr Michael Mosley offers a fascinating insight into how two doctors discovered a cheaper, more effective way of treating stomach ulcers – but found it took winning a…

Dr Michael Dixon pens a new book on life as a Devon GP – and how integrated medicine has influenced his practice and his patients…
Dr Michael Dixon pens a new book on life as a Devon GP – and how integrated medicine has influenced his practice and his patients…

Dr Michael Dixon pens a new book on life as a Devon GP – and how integrated medicine has influenced his practice and his patients…

College of Medicine Chairman Dr Michael Dixon, a longstanding GP in the village of Cullompton, Devon, has written a new book – perfectly placed for the present-buying season – about his extraordinary life working in General Practice in a rural…

Ten years of the College of Medicine: We celebrate a decade of huge achievement
Ten years of the College of Medicine: We celebrate a decade of huge achievement

Ten years of the College of Medicine: We celebrate a decade of huge achievement

The College of Medicine is celebrating its tenth birthday and, on November 12th, its Chair, executives and members threw an almighty Zoom party to mark a decade that has seen social prescribing, which remains at the very core of the…

Fighting for the arts in a pandemic: ENO Chair says directors doubled up as ‘covid marshalls’ to get La Bohème back on the stage
Fighting for the arts in a pandemic: ENO Chair says directors doubled up as ‘covid marshalls’ to get La Bohème back on the stage

Fighting for the arts in a pandemic: ENO Chair says directors doubled up as ‘covid marshalls’ to get La Bohème back on the stage

English National Opera Chairman Dr Harry Brunjes, vice-president of the College of Medicine, reflects on the ENO’s first socially-distanced production… In the theatre world it certainly has been ‘the season of darkness’ with a predicted ‘winter of despair’, but hopefully…

Head of College of Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Council, Professor Stephen Holgate, is honoured with a knighthood
Head of College of Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Council, Professor Stephen Holgate, is honoured with a knighthood

Head of College of Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Council, Professor Stephen Holgate, is honoured with a knighthood

Professor Stephen Holgate, the College of Medicine’s Head of Scientific Advisory Council, has revealed that he’s “absolutely thrilled” to have received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list 2020. Currently Professor of Immunopharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine at…

COPING WITH COVID-19: Updates, advice and useful links from the College of Medicine
COPING WITH COVID-19: Updates, advice and useful links from the College of Medicine

COPING WITH COVID-19: Updates, advice and useful links from the College of Medicine

The continued spread of COVID-19 continues to challenge countries all over the world, halting daily life as we know it and placing huge pressure on communities, testing our physical and mental resilience. The College of Medicine, pioneers in social prescribing…

Gardening with no garden: Producing abundant pots with a £50 budget – using old beer cans and mole hills for compost
Gardening with no garden: Producing abundant pots with a £50 budget – using old beer cans and mole hills for compost

Gardening with no garden: Producing abundant pots with a £50 budget – using old beer cans and mole hills for compost

‘I’ve been eating fresh strawberries every day for a month now’, keen amateur gardener Piers Day, a Neuro Linguistic Programming trainer and College of Medicine member, tells us. On a sizeable patch of gravel outside his front door, Piers has…

It’s easier than you think: How to cook up an immune-supporting delicious healthy meal in just 15 minutes
It’s easier than you think: How to cook up an immune-supporting delicious healthy meal in just 15 minutes

It’s easier than you think: How to cook up an immune-supporting delicious healthy meal in just 15 minutes

Heather Richards, the College of Medicine’s lead on nutrition and Director Of Nutrition at Sano School of Culinary Medicine, tells us how to cook up an immune-supporting chicken stir fry (easily made veggie) in just 15 minutes… In a recent…

Video workshop on food as medicine: exploring taste in common herbs and spices
Video workshop on food as medicine: exploring taste in common herbs and spices

Video workshop on food as medicine: exploring taste in common herbs and spices

From ancient times humans have eaten natural herbs and spices. Traditional medicine knew how to use them to act as catalysts in enhancing or reducing the power of foods. Food really can be medicine. In June, Harmony in Health held…

Books that changed our lives: College of Medicine course attendees share their favourite inspirational reads
Books that changed our lives: College of Medicine course attendees share their favourite inspirational reads

Books that changed our lives: College of Medicine course attendees share their favourite inspirational reads

Unthinkable as it might seem now to congregate in large groups, the last few times the College of Medicine held its Foundation Courses on Integrated Medicine, we asked our attendees for some reading tips. And we gleaned almost a hundred…