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College leaders in specialist areas

Mr Michael Dooley – Women’s Clinical Lead, and College Treasurer.  Michael Dooley is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Dorset County Hospital. His special interest is reproductive endocrinology with particular expertise in infertility, menopause, premenstrual syndrome and sports gynaecology. He…

September complementary medicine roundup 2016

Complementary Medicine Practitioners who aim to provide their treatment specialism within an integrated healthcare system will require a comprehensive resource of information, including evidence-based research, to support and enhance their practice. So Clinical Aromatherapists will want to congratulate the editors…

College of Medicine Council members

Dr Michael Dixon LVO, OBE, MA FRCGP Michael is a Devon GP and has held numerous national leadership roles including:- The first Chair of NHS Alliance (1998-2016), President of NHS Clinical Commissioners and as a leader within the GP/clinical commissioning movement.3…

Community Chronic Pain

CoM Tags: chronic pain, Alexander Technique, community, integrated health, Community Chronic Pain is a community based service in Kent helping people who suffer from persistent and severe pains to develop ways to self manage their pain.Their team of specialists in…

Holistic Ballistic!

Learning from the rocketing success of the Integrative Medicine movement in the United States Dr Trevor Thompson In September 2014 I had the very good fortune to attend the last ever conference of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) in…

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

Penny Brohn Cancer Care, a trailblazing integrative cancer care initiative, was founded in 1980 as the Bristol Cancer Help Centre. Their beautiful national residential retreat centre is situated just outside Bristol. Support includes information on complementary therapies, psychological support services…

Winners of our 2013 Michael Pittilo Essay Prize for students

For the fourth year of our Michael Pittilo student essay prize, we explored the theme of self-care.  The essay question was: Who cares? With services overburdened by growing demand and restricted supply, what opportunities for health creation are there to…

The view from Australia: building better healthcare systems

CoM Tags: Kerryn Phelps, Bangalore, integrative health, Australia   Kerryn Phelps is a former President of the Australian Medical Association and a strong supporter of integrative medicine.  She attended our conference on global health futures in Bangalore in the autumn,…

Winners of our 2013 Michael Pittilo Essay Prize for students

CoM Tags: Michael Pittilo essay prize, students, 2013, college of Medicine, opportunities, awards For the fourth year of our Michael Pittilo student essay prize, we explored the theme of self-care.  The essay question was: Who cares? With services overburdened by…

Penny Brohn: patient centred approach

  Back to main Innovations Award entry Penny Brohn Cancer Care (PBCC) is the leading UK charity specialising in helping people to live well with and beyond cancer. We address the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual impact of cancer using…

The clinical attachment begins!

Ing and Ronan were in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Lai Yan was in endocrinology, Monica in surgery and Naomi spent the week in haematology. TCM is a complex speciality, comprising of acupuncture, traditional internal medicine and ‘ba huo guan’ ie…

Freshwinds Integrated Medicine programme

CoM Tags: Freshwinds, College of Medicine, Integrated Medicine programme   Established in 1992 the Integrated Medicine Programme is based at Freshwinds, a unique charity based in Birmingham. Through the collective efforts of a strong team of medical and therapeutic professionals…

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

CoM Tags: hospital, integrated medicine, College of Medicine An NHS centre for integrated medicine, part of University College NHS Foundation Trust The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) is the largest and, as part of University College London Hospitals…

Complementary Therapy and Wellbeing Service, Christie Hospital

CoM Tags: hospital, integrated health, complementary therapies, College of Medicine,   This is an integrated complementary therapy service at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.  The team offers interventions and support for patients free at the point of delivery.  They are…

Perspectives on integrated health

CoM Tags: perspectives, integrated health, discussion papers Dr Karine Nohr and Dr Catherine Zollman Integrated health embraces ideas that are fundamental to the delivery of good general practice We are more than just our physical bodies and there are psychological,…

Perspectives on the homeless patient

CoM Tags: homeless, perspectives, discussion papers Professor Aidan Halligan Dr Nigel Hewett Social Medicine and Homeless Health Care Students applying to medical school generally express an interest in science and the human body and a profound desire to help people.…