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03 Feb

Introduction to mindfulness with Dr Stephanie Jackson

February 3, 2020 | By |

Come to an hour session on stress, self-care and mindfulness – all are welcome.

Understanding our stress physiology helps us to make choices that support our own self-care. Looking after ourselves, we can be authentic promoters of lifestyle medicine and stress management.

Dr Stephanie Jackson is a GP and Training Programme Director for Health Education England. She has a MSc in Mindfulness Based Approaches and has been offering mindfulness courses for 6 years at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, which are open to all healthcare professionals and allied staff. Her research looked at self-care in healthcare professionals.

  • Monday 10th February 12.30 – 13.30, Cornwall Health Library, Knowledge Spa, Truro
  • Monday 2nd March 12.30 – 13.30, Cornwall Health Library, Knowledge Spa, Truro
  • Wednesday 22 April 12.30 – 13.30, Cornwall Health Library, Knowledge Spa, Truro
  • Monday 6th July 14.00 – 15.00, Library, West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance

To book, please email or phone:
Sue ApThomas
01872 256444


03 Feb

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – The Evidence

February 3, 2020 | By |

Relevant journal articles and resources available for free by various publishers and organisations.

A 3D medical illustration of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, derived from a CDC released image. The cross-section shows the inner components of the virus. [CC BY-SA]





New England Journal of Medicine

British Medical Journal


Global University Press


Other resources:

Chinese Journal database – Chongqing

World Health Organisation

Public Health England (UK)

Department of Health and Social Care (UK)

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US)


Background reading:

Oxford University Press – History of Outbreaks Collection


21 Jan

The recent Wakley Prize Essay winner – The Gift

January 21, 2020 | By |

This article in The Lancet (Dec 21-28 2019) deals with more than a memorable patient – it is the patient’s mother who makes such an impact on the doctor- a practising neurologist in the US. The accompanying editorial reminds us of how interconnected we all are- someone dies and allows (through the organs they donate) some other loved one to live. It is beautifully written and worth mulling over.

Click here to access the article.

Suggested by Dr. Sanjeev Gupta.