I am very excited to have a date to restart back in my clinic room- Monday 26th April 2021 (though the current situation has taught us that no plans are certain, I’m very hopeful that Covid won’t derail this!).
Although I have missed seeing people face to face, I have managed to use my spare clinic time to good effect to complete qualifications, access online training and conferences and continue with my own teaching and writing.
The focus has been on:
Acupuncture – gaining my Diploma in Medical Acupuncture and full membership of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)
Antenatal and Postnatal care – MummyMOT training sessions on prolapse and returning to sexual activity postnatally; Teaching on the POGP Childbearing Year course, contributing a chapter for a midwifery textbook and building links with local exercise professionals and midwifery groups.
Pelvic floor and sexual function – continuing my ongoing training post Diploma level with The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (IPM) – and attending their online study days and the 2-day IUGA International Symposium on Pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Menopause – Teaching on a menopause study day for the POGP and writing an article for JPOGP.
This blog is starting to look and feel like a C.V now! But I think it is valuable to reflect back and consider the advantages of having more time and freedom to think and develop.
Although I would rather see patients (and my relatives and friends!), this time has helped me develop my practice, and I’ll return renewed and refreshed and with new knowledge and ideas.