How mistrust challenges the healthcare system, and what we can do about it.
At one time or another, each and every one of us has relied on our healthcare services — be it by visiting our local GP with the flu, community pharmacist for painkillers, or doctors and nurses during unexpected trips to A&E. Healthcare is an essential part of modern society, but year after year, it faces new and growing challenges.
With an expanding and ageing population and preventable diseases becoming more common, our understaffed and underfunded healthcare services are under threat. …
I’ve successfully completed my PhD in neurosciences at the University of Oxford, and am now contemplating my future. Here are some personal reflections that may help others.
Roughly 25,000 graduate students complete their doctorate per year in the UK. When consulting with friends, I’ve found that many PhD students in their final year have one question in common: ‘What will come next?’ On further questioning, I usually receive an evasive shrug or a vague list of possibilities.
Knowing what you want and being supported are positive advantages, and having a goal will enable you to map out a series of career moves and tailor your CV. It could be studying in a leading institution overseas, doing volunteer work in an endemic area, or researching in a famous laboratory. One key piece of advice is to get a mentor, such as your PhD supervisor. …
Could a new healthcare app optimise the remote management of glaucoma?
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible vision loss, affecting around 70 million people worldwide . My interest stems from both my grandfather and father having the condition, meaning that I’m also at risk.