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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…

Lockdown depression: ‘A GP who has time to engage properly with a patient can reduce the need for a referral’
Lockdown depression: ‘A GP who has time to engage properly with a patient can reduce the need for a referral’

Lockdown depression: ‘A GP who has time to engage properly with a patient can reduce the need for a referral’

The rise in the number of people being referred for depression – particularly during lockdown – could be directly linked to a reduced number of GPs, the College of Medicine’s Chair has said. Depression rates continue to rise in the…

“I’ve given daily Zoom exercise classes since March” Physio Sarah Bazin on keeping people fit during lockdown
“I’ve given daily Zoom exercise classes since March” Physio Sarah Bazin on keeping people fit during lockdown

“I’ve given daily Zoom exercise classes since March” Physio Sarah Bazin on keeping people fit during lockdown

Chartered Physiotherapist, Sarah Bazin, was given the task of creating a free exercise programme for College of Medicine members – and a wider audience – back in late March. Here, Sarah, who worked as a NHS physio for 40 years,…

Loneliness spikes as dark nights and lockdown take their toll on mental health
Loneliness spikes as dark nights and lockdown take their toll on mental health

Loneliness spikes as dark nights and lockdown take their toll on mental health

New statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that levels of loneliness have heightened in recent weeks with the arrival of darker evenings and a second lockdown – with one in four people reporting increased feelings of…