If you’re yet to make a New Year’s resolution, why not resolve to give blood? The NHS needs over 6,000 donations every day to treat patients across the country; that’s why there’s always a call for more people to step up. As a team, we gave it a try ourselves so read on to learn all about Medstars’ personal experience of giving blood.
Medstars met with consultant psychiatrist, Dr Tarun Kuruvilla, who specialises in the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Tarun shares his Birmingham home with his wife and two charming little pups, Scamp and Truffles, who were very welcoming during our visit. Now over to Tarun…
Medstars caught up with expert speech and language therapist & dyslexia teacher, Mrs Leona Talsma. With over 20 years’ experience, including time spent working within the NHS, Leona is an excellent choice of SLT and she is particularly skilled at working with young people. Introduction complete, we’ll pass you over to Leona herself.
What do you buy for the doctor in your life? Whether it’s your GP, spouse, friend or relative, buying a present for a doctor can be a lovely way to express thanks and appreciation. Whichever path you choose to go down, be it a book, a mug, or a personalised stethoscope, we hope you can take inspiration from some of our carefully-chosen examples.
Medstars met with consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Mark Wevill, at the Westbourne Centre in Birmingham. Besides Mark’s obvious merit, what else differentiates him from the rest you ask? Well, Mark sometimes kayaks to work! So no chance of getting stuck in gridlock on the M6. He just has to watch out for the occasional unruly feathered friend… Over to you Mark.
Money—or more specifically, lack of it—can be a big problem for small business owners. When you start working as an independent healthcare practitioner, you may tell yourself that you didn’t enter healthcare to send out invoices. But unless you do, your patients are not going to pay you. And if they don’t pay you, how are you going to pay your bills?
Medstars spoke with Birmingham-based orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Marcus Green. Having been a consultant for over 18 years, Marcus has acquired a wealth of experience and he performs between 150 and 200 knee and shoulder joint replacements each year. And as if Marcus’ CV isn’t impressive enough, he flies hot air balloons in his spare time! Take it away Marcus…
Medstars loved meeting clinical psychologist, Dr Sukbinder Bilkhu, at her Birmingham home. Sukie is a specialist in the psychology of eating disorders and due to her experience working with both adults and children, she is particularly skilled at dealing with problems arising in adolescence and early adulthood. Now we’ve been introduced, let’s hear from Sukie herself!