Message from the President
2020-21 sees us in strange times as I take over the presidency of Norwich Med Chi. We are finding new ways of meeting and connecting with each other. The talks we have had via Zoom have been popular and well-attended and it is likely that we will, by necessity, continue with this format well into 2021.
In October we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jenny Lind with a talk from Dr Bruce Lindsay on the history of children’s hospitals. We will also hear from Dr Helena Scott about Project Harar and the surgery on cleft lips and palates and facial disfigurement they perform in Ethiopia.
Later we will hear from local designated doctors for lookedafter children, Drs Sarah Steel and Victoria Stanley about working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children and their complicated and particular health needs.
We are privileged to have the president of the RCGP amongst our past presidents and Prof Amanda Howe will talk about “One World – common challenges and many systems”.
We will continue to raise the profile of the society with students and doctors in training through the Lubbock, Carlile, Batty Shaw and elective prizes.
I also hope to encourage more participation and membership amongst practising primary care colleagues.
I am pleased to confirm that Dr Virginia Sams and Dr Orion Twentyman will be taking over as joint presidents in 2021- 22.
I hope to see you during the year either through a screen or maybe even in person.