About the author . . .
Judith Harvey has written regular articles for the Sessional GP, the newsletter of the National Association of Sessional GPs (NASGP) for over twelve years. Her reflections range widely on practical, ethical and cultural aspects of health and medicine.
Judith has now published her previous articles from the NASGP website as a new book Perspectives: A GP reflects on medical practice and, well, just about everything . . .
Judith was a research scientist, ran the VSO programme in Papua New Guinea and taught in a Liverpool comprehensive school before going to medical school. She has been a partner, a salaried GP and a locum, an LMC chair and a long-time supporter NASGP. For eight years her charity, Cuba Medical Link, enabled medical students to go to Cuba for their electives.
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Stakhanovism: It Hasn’t Gone Away
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in August 2021
Sans Teeth, sans Eyes, sans Taste, sans Everything
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in June 2021
The young may think and learn more quickly, but old dogs can learn new tricks.
The Health of the Nation: Who’s Keeping Score?
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in April 2021
European Stone Stacking Championship © Sally Anderson Photography
What if we had a single measurement for the nation’s health?
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in February 2021
What was it like when covid struck Wuhan?
Searching for the Sweet Spot
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in December 2020
Can we make the healthy choice the cheap choice?
How Do We Let Down the Drawbridge?
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in October 2020
Social exclusion is alien to the NHS, one of the few institutions which is open to all
Learning to Live with Masks
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in August 2020
Masks are going to be with us for a long time to come. We’d all better get used to them.
Beware the Old Normal
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in June 2020
What good has come from this unprecedented social experiment? And how do we preserve it?
A Lockdown Diary
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in April 2020
When we look back on this strange period, the experience of all of us needs to be acknowledged, I’m going back to time BC (Before Covid-19) to track how swiftly we moved from complacent normality to a fearful wartime footing.
Antimicrobial Resistance: Can We Outrun Evolution?
First published in the NASGP Newsletter in February 2020
This was written at the end of January 2020. Since then Covid-19 has trumped almost every other medical challenge, but in the future we will need effective antibiotics all the more.