Category Archives: Work

Angels in the darkness

At this time of year Sweden is engulfed in darkness. We all long for light. Candles burn in every window. Candles are a part of Swedish winter, and especially at Christmas. Today I read the following article in the journal … Continue reading

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Responding to Ebola

AUSTRALIA has agreed to support a 240-strong medical team to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa after striking a deal on medical evacuations. The assistance will take the form of funding for a 100-bed field hospital in Sierra Leone, … Continue reading

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Back to Loka

I’m here for the second time this year, but this time at a two day diabetes conference. It’s still winter, the snow is deep, the air crisp and icy, but the days are thankfully getting longer. Its evening and I … Continue reading

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Loka Brunn

Back in November I wrote a blog about conference centres in Sweden. A week or so ago I stayed overnight at one of the centres I mentioned in that blog. I drove out to Loka Brunn in driving snow, in … Continue reading

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Conference centres in Sweden

I am staying at Båsenberga  Hotel and Conference Centre, near Vingåker in Central Sweden, about an hour’s drive from Örebro. This is my third visit here, this time for a 2-day GP training seminar. Once we came here with the vårdcentral (health … Continue reading

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Swedish health care needs us foreigners

Läkartidningen (the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association) published on the web today contained an article entitled “Overseas trained doctors keep Swedish healthcare going” (Utlandsutbildade läkare håller igång svensk sjukvård, Läkartidningen, 20 August 2013). Since 2003 more than half the doctors … Continue reading

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