Category: Inspiring Women In Medicine

Starting your own private clinic

Taking the jump into the private sector as an independent clinician can be daunting. In this blog I will discuss some of the issues I faced as a woman establishing a clinic in London. Since 2014, I have been head of a successful physiotherapy company.  This has expanded into two permanent clinics as well as providing home visits to a variety of patients. Setting up this company was a huge leap, as I was previously working in the comfort of the NHS and a private hospital, with senior staff above who would manage the responsibilities of the organisation. Now...

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Inspiring Women In Medicine news

A message from IWIM founder – Dr Stephanie Barrett “I would like to say thank you to all our members for being part of this exciting adventure and supporting Inspiring Women In Medicine”. We are currently working on plans for our upcoming events and would love your ideas and suggestions in the following areas: • Guest speakers • Special offers for IWIM members • Competition prizes • Articles and promotional features for our blog and social media • Event venues • Sponsors Please contact us with your ideas and...

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What is Inspiring Women in Medicine?

Inspiring Women in Medicine (IWIM) is a community of like-minded, experienced and passionate medical women who come together to both share ideas and enjoy the social aspects of getting together with similar professionals. It was set up by London-based Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist Dr Stephanie Barrett to bring together women in the medical professional from around the UK. Dr Barrett noticed how many hard-working professional women medicine, both in private practice and the NHS, were missing the opportunity to enjoy the social side of connecting with like-minded colleagues on a larger-scale basis than simply those known through work or...

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Handling difficult conversations

Dr Catherine Millington Sanders, GP, RCGP, a Marie Curie National Clinical End of Life Care Champion and co-developer of Difficult Conversations training programme, shares her experiences and top 10 tips on having difficult conversations. “I have difficult conversations every day in my practice and this is never an easy thing to do.  No matter how long you’ve been in the profession, caring for terminally ill patients and their families is one of the most rewarding parts of our work”.  Dr Catherine Millington Sanders finds the following top 10 tips helpful… Preparation Check your internal barometer and know your limits Be...

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IWIM at The Sloane Club with Michaela Jedinak

IWIM were pleased to host their last networking event at The Sloane Club in London with the personal stylist, designer and fashion entrepreneur, Michaela Jedinak. Michaela Jedinak designs dresses with women’s body shape in mind and challenging traditional retailers with her design concept.  While many designers create dresses for one idealised body shape, she appreciates the diversity in body shapes. She is targeting business women who have a busy life style and need a dress that fits it. Dresses that women can rely on 100% throughout the day, that allow them to move with ease and which makes them feel...

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