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As coronavirus continues to spread, here’s our advice on defending against it

As coronavirus continues to spread, here’s our advice on defending against it
As coronavirus continues to spread, here’s our advice on defending against it

The current coronavirus (officially called the COVID-19 virus) alarm has focused our attention on the best ways to deal with a new viral infection. The obvious priority is preventing spread, by isolation and increased hygiene. However, we can also look…

English National Opera launches breathing programme – using singing techniques – for patients recovering from Covid-19

English National Opera launches breathing programme – using singing techniques – for patients recovering from Covid-19
English National Opera launches breathing programme – using singing techniques – for patients recovering from Covid-19

What started as a Zoom meeting between four College of Medicine physicians; Dr Michael Dixon, Sir Sam Everington, Professor Ajit Lalvani and Dr Harry Brunjes, has sparked a new, nationwide initiative with the English National Opera.  The topic was COVID-19…

Face to face once more! The College of Medicine’s Food on Prescription conference takes place in London

Face to face once more! The College of Medicine’s Food on Prescription conference takes place in London
Face to face once more! The College of Medicine’s Food on Prescription conference takes place in London

The College of Medicine enjoyed a hugely successful return to in-person conferences at the Integrative and Personalised Medicine on June 16th to 18th, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in central London. Our own Food on Prescription…

Time for change: The College of Medicine launches its Beyond Pills campaign

Time for change: The College of Medicine launches its Beyond Pills campaign
Time for change: The College of Medicine launches its Beyond Pills campaign

On Thursday 16th June, The College of Medicine launches its Beyond Pills campaign – calling for Government intervention on over-prescribing – at the Integrated and Personalised Medicine Congress 2022, with Dr Michael Dixon, our Chair, introducing the campaign to a…

Government’s new food paper ‘falls far short’, says The College of Medicine’s Chair, Dr Michael Dixon – as Henry Dimbleby calls it ‘not a strategy’

Government’s new food paper ‘falls far short’, says The College of Medicine’s Chair, Dr Michael Dixon – as Henry Dimbleby calls it ‘not a strategy’
Government’s new food paper ‘falls far short’, says The College of Medicine’s Chair, Dr Michael Dixon – as Henry Dimbleby calls it ‘not a strategy’

The Government’s new food strategy paper, published on June 13th, ‘falls far short’ of what it required to improve the health of the nation, The College of Medicine’s Chair, Dr Michael Dixon has said. The National Food Strategy doesn’t include…

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…

“Prioritise children and value primary care”: Sam Everington pens an open letter to new NHS England chair Richard Meddings

“Prioritise children and value primary care”: Sam Everington pens an open letter to new NHS England chair Richard Meddings
“Prioritise children and value primary care”: Sam Everington pens an open letter to new NHS England chair Richard Meddings

The College of Medicine’s Sir Sam Everington has penned an open letter, published in the Health Service Journal, to the new NHS England chair Richard Meddings on the future of the NHS and how the healthcare system can be improved. You…

English National Opera releases research showing singing techniques can improve quality of life and breathlessness after Covid-19

English National Opera releases research showing singing techniques can improve quality of life and breathlessness after Covid-19
English National Opera releases research showing singing techniques can improve quality of life and breathlessness after Covid-19

The English National Opera (ENO) has found that singing techniques associated with deep breathing could be helpful for people enduring respiratory problems caused by Covid-19. The ENO released the results of a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) conducted on online sessions,…

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”…

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Professor Tim Spector to speak at Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress 2022 – as The College of Medicine hosts one-day food and medicine conference

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Professor Tim Spector to speak at Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress 2022 – as The College of Medicine hosts one-day food and medicine conference
Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Professor Tim Spector to speak at Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress 2022 – as The College of Medicine hosts one-day food and medicine conference

The College of Medicine will be hosting its fourth one-day conference on food and medicine at the Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress taking place in-person, in London from 16-18 June 2022. Across the whole conference schedule, there’s a star line-up…

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…

Dr Michael Dixon tells the Westminster Health Forum that GPs need to re-build patient relationships that were lost to the pandemic

Dr Michael Dixon tells the Westminster Health Forum that GPs need to re-build patient relationships that were lost to the pandemic
Dr Michael Dixon tells the Westminster Health Forum that GPs need to re-build patient relationships that were lost to the pandemic

Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of The College of Medicine and Co-Chair of the National Social Prescribing Network, delivered the following speech in his opening address at the Westminster Health Forum on March 9th 2022… ‘General practice is on the edge…

The College of Medicine gets ready for the 4th Social Prescribing Network Conference and Social Prescribing Day

The College of Medicine gets ready for the 4th Social Prescribing Network Conference and Social Prescribing Day
The College of Medicine gets ready for the 4th Social Prescribing Network Conference and Social Prescribing Day

Social Prescribing Day is an annual celebration of social prescribing, recognising local community groups and projects which have kept us healthy throughout the pandemic and beyond. During the week and in the run up to Social Prescribing Day, a wide…

Dr Michael Dixon tells the Integrative Health Convention 2022: ‘Healthcare urgently needs to move to an integrated model’

Dr Michael Dixon tells the Integrative Health Convention 2022: ‘Healthcare urgently needs to move to an integrated model’
Dr Michael Dixon tells the Integrative Health Convention 2022: ‘Healthcare urgently needs to move to an integrated model’

Dr Michael Dixon, The College of Medicine’s Chair, has addressed the Integrative Health Convention, telling delegates that GPs are constrained by a prescription pad, offering treatments that too often don’t work and can have side effects. Speaking at the online…

Beyond pills: Social Prescribing Week 2022 to focus on over-prescribing following Government report

Beyond pills: Social Prescribing Week 2022 to focus on over-prescribing following Government report
Beyond pills: Social Prescribing Week 2022 to focus on over-prescribing following Government report

For the first time in 2022, Social Prescribing Day, which traditionally takes place in March, will become a whole week – and this year will focus on healthcare ‘beyond pills’, following the Government’s recent report into over-prescribing in England. Social…

Dr Toh Wong, co-organiser of February’s Integrative Health Convention, on how a life-changing illness changed his approach to health

Dr Toh Wong, co-organiser of February’s Integrative Health Convention, on how a life-changing illness changed his approach to health
Dr Toh Wong, co-organiser of February’s Integrative Health Convention, on how a life-changing illness changed his approach to health

Dr Toh Wong, a GP living and working in Devon, tells the College of Medicine how a Bell’s Palsy diagnosis – and a course in neurolinguistic programming – made him realise that health and healing requires an Integrative Health approach. On February…

A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity

A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity
A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity

People are being encouraged to use the new year to adapt healthier eating and exercise habits by Government health officials. More than 60 per cent of people in the UK are considered overweight, with 28 per cent of adults defined…

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…

Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study

Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study
Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study

A new study suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet and meditating when pregnant could help those at risk of having a small baby deliver a child at a healthy weight. The study, carried out by scientists at a hospital in…

“How much does evidence matter when driving health policy?”

“How much does evidence matter when driving health policy?”
“How much does evidence matter when driving health policy?”

Speaking at the European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM) in November 2021, our Chair, Dr Michael Dixon, debated how much evidence should drive health policy in modern healthcare. Here, Dr Dixon expands on that debate… “I am sure that everyone…

The Food Manifesto: The College of Medicine partners with ITN Productions to highlight importance of healthy lifestyle, community and self-care

The Food Manifesto: The College of Medicine partners with ITN Productions to highlight importance of healthy lifestyle, community and self-care
The Food Manifesto: The College of Medicine partners with ITN Productions to highlight importance of healthy lifestyle, community and self-care

The College of Medicine has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to make The Food Manifesto, a series of short programmes that focus on the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. Speaking to news anchor Belle Donati, The College of…

‘We’re on the verge of breaking the glass ceiling on conventional medical thinking…’ Dr Michael Dixon tells European Congress for Integrative Medicine

‘We’re on the verge of breaking the glass ceiling on conventional medical thinking…’ Dr Michael Dixon tells European Congress for Integrative Medicine
‘We’re on the verge of breaking the glass ceiling on conventional medical thinking…’ Dr Michael Dixon tells European Congress for Integrative Medicine

Dr Michael Dixon, the College of Medicine’s Chair, addressed the European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM) on November 4th 2021, telling those attending that the conference marked ‘a new dawn for integrative medicine and the beginning of a new age…

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…

Plant-based diet could lessen impact of Covid, says new study

Plant-based diet could lessen impact of Covid, says new study
Plant-based diet could lessen impact of Covid, says new study

Those following a plant-based diet could be better placed to fight off the symptoms of Covid, a new study has found. The major research, published in the BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health journal, found that following a non-meat diet reduced the…

A lockdown success! How a team of healthcare professionals is transforming mental health support in their region

A lockdown success! How a team of healthcare professionals is transforming mental health support in their region
A lockdown success! How a team of healthcare professionals is transforming mental health support in their region

Two GPs who helped to create a mental health referral team during the height of the first lock-down have shared with the College of Medicine the challenges and successes of its first year in operation. The Andover Primary Care Mental…

The College of Medicine announces booking is live for the fourth International Social Prescribing Network Conference

The College of Medicine announces booking is live for the fourth International Social Prescribing Network Conference
The College of Medicine announces booking is live for the fourth International Social Prescribing Network Conference

The College of Medicine and the Social Prescribing Network are delighted to announce that booking is now live for the fourth International Social Prescribing Network Conference, which takes place on March 10th and 11th 2022. The conference will address the…