Working overseas

On feeling valued

Britisg GPs working in Australia

November 12th, 2016

I’ve been working in Melbourne for almost three years and I’ve recently starting looking into changing my job after moving house. As a female (and currently pregnant) GP, the response has been uplifti...

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The brighter side of brexit

September 5th, 2016

So after the shockwaves of Brexit have rippled around the world, how has this affected Australia? With only mild curiosity from those on the ground really. A few patients mentioned it in passing, but ...

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The essence of medicine

The essence of medicine

March 24th, 2016

I recently worked back in the UK for 6 months on a ‘reverse sabbatical’ from Australia. A few things had changed since I left in 2013 which made me quite anxious, and added a few challenges to my locu...

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Stay on the Performer’s List!

November 6th, 2015

For anyone who wants to leave the UK for a short period (1-2 years), you may be wondering whether or not to come off the performers list. My advice based on personal experience? - STAY ON THE PERFORME...

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My Australian dilemma

May 26th, 2015

The decision to move to Australia is a big one, and whether impulsive or meticulously planned, the early part is exciting. You move to a new country on other side of the world with its own rich and di...

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Annual bloods

January 14th, 2015

Where I work (just on the outskirts of Melbourne in a coastal town) people are quite health conscious. It’s fairly routine to get the fit and healthy 20-something-year-olds coming in and asking for th...

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Melbourne sunnyside up

June 28th, 2014

Lindsay was locuming in the UK, when she was given the opportunity to work in Australia for a few years. I started work in Melbourne, Australia, in December 2013. Prior that I had worked as a locum an...

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A Nepal in need for primary care

March 5th, 2014

Hugh Thomas is a locum GP and Out of Hours doctor in East Sussex and a public health teacher at St George’s, University of London. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a population...

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Paradise Hospital, Vanuatu

November 16th, 2001

I am on a one year placement with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) here in Vanuatu, in South Pacific, 2000 km east of Australia between the Solomon Islands and Fiji. The country consists of 80 island...

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