Friday, 11 December 2015

Winter has arrived...

Winter has arrived in the Outer Hebrides.. with it brings some varied weather which makes for interesting visits and surgeries!

I was so lucky to capture this wonderful stag while travelling from my Uig surgery to Leurbost surgery this afternoon. It was so close to the road but the winter lighting makes the photo dark and majestic!

This evening we braved the rains to see the arrival of the Shetland Vikings along with the rest of the Stornoway community to turn on the christmas lights! The weather couldn't dampen the community spirit!




Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Life as GP Registrar on the Isle of Lewis


Sorry its been so long since my last post... its been a busy year since we returned from New Zealand! It was a slight temperature shock from leaving NZ summer and arriving in mid-hebridean winter, but we settled in easily!

As usual, I am demonstrating the last 9 months of my GP registrar life here in pictures - as many of you will agree, I feel like this is one of the best GP registrar jobs in the world.. just look at the views! Many of these photos were taken on the way/way back from surgeries and home visits all over the island.


I am very lucky to work with a fantastic team at the Langabhat Medical Practice. We work with a team of doctors, nurse practitioner's, practice nurses and healthcare assistants to provide clinical care supported by a fantastic administration team. Given the geographical area we cover, it is important for us to work closely as a team to provide the best outcome for our patients. This means that although we sometimes work in remote sites, we are connected by one computer system, telephone lines and have regular clinical team meetings using VC link (similar to Skype) to keep in touch and provide support for each other. 


We have also been busy with extra-curricular activities - we have been fortunate to attend several conferences over the last 6 months including the RCGP conference in Glasgow and further afield by attending the WONCA conference in Istanbul. This has allowed us to get our occasional weekend 'CityLife' fix of shopping, cinemas, concerts etc. The transport links from the island are very regular, allowing you to fly to Inverness/Edinburgh/Glasgow every day and you can also use the ferry to connect to Ullapool or the Isle of Skye.