‘Why My Mental Health – as a Black Woman – Is Suffering So Much Right Now | Women’s Health Magazine UK

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, a new study has found that Black, Asian and minority ethnic women in the UK are experiencing greater psychological consequences from the pandemic than white women. Here, Dr Samara Linton, the co-editor of The Colour of Madness, an anthology exploring Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health in the UK, details her […]

People of colour still aren’t donating their organs – this needs to change | gal-dem

On average, each day, three people die in need of an organ transplant because of a shortage of donors. This shortage is particularly significant for people of colour… Read article here: People of colour still aren’t donating their organs — this needs to change| gal-dem

Doctors like me aren’t fooled by Boris Johnson’s £850million NHS pledge| Metro

“Yesterday, the prime minister revealed the names of the 20 hospital trusts and primary care organisations that will share an £850million cash boost to upgrade their infrastructure and equipment…” Read article here: Doctors like me aren’t fooled by Boris  Johnson £850million NHS pledge| Metro 

Mental health support for NHS workers is just sticking a plaster on a gaping wound | Metro

The Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has proposed a set of measures to improve the mental health of NHS staff, including a 24-hour advice and support service. As a junior doctor, I can’t help but wonder if these interventions are merely a plaster on top of a gaping wound. Read article here: Mental health […]

My Label and Me: Being a junior doctor is both exhilarating and tedious, exciting and mundane | Metro

When I tell people I am a junior doctor, I am met by a mixture of admiration and pity. ‘Your parents must be so proud.’ ‘Have you had to give mouth to mouth?’ ‘Do you think I should see my GP about this rash?’ Yes. No. And, probably… Read article here: My Label and Me: […]

Why NHS England Shouldn’t Be Charging Migrants For Health Care | Black Ballad

From today, certain migrants will be charged upfront for NHS treatment. A couple of years ago, I met a with a patient with end-stage organ damage, who was nearing the end of his life. A fellow medical student and I had perched ourselves in the corner of his cubicle, listening and learning about his illness. […]