​Chair of Junior Doctors gives talk to future medics at St George’s Weybridge

Students from 4th Year to Upper Sixth at St George's College were fortunate to be brought up to speed last week about the latest developments in the NHS by Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya (the first medic responding to the recent Westminster terror attack). 

During his visit to St George's, he discussed in detail the impact that the NHS developments may have on the students’ future medical careers. Dr Wijesuriya is currently taking time out of his training to be a GP so that he is able to act as Chair for Junior Doctors at the British Medical Association (BMA). This role has seen him negotiate with the Government on variety of complex issues, such as the Junior Doctors' contracts. He also carries out a lot of work with Bart’s Medical School, including sitting on their interview panel. 

The topics that he discussed with students at St George's ranged from the changing landscape of the type of care that is required due to an aging population, the importance of social skills in young medics to build relationships with patients and the changing assessments for medical school admissions.

26 April 2017

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