Awareness

Diagnosed Not Defeated: an interview with Phyllisa Deroze

We were recently lucky enough to have a zoom call with Phyllisa Deroze, a prominent diabetes lifestyle blogger and global diabetes patient advocate. Using her blog ‘Diagnosed Not Defeated’, and website ‘Black Diabetic Info’, she tells her story and educates others about diabetes from a patient’s perspective and provides culturally competent information about diabetes in

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Dear Haemophilia: an interview with Cazandra Campos-MacDonald

We were recently lucky enough to speak to Cazandra Campos-MacDonald, who has two sons with severe haemophilia A and is a healthcare advocate with a passion for writing, public speaking, and ministry. She is a keynote speaker, and she gave an incredibly moving TED Talk on her experience of being a mother to sons with

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Concerned about blood clots and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine? Make sure you are well informed of the facts before you make any decisions!

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was recently suspended in several countries in those under the age of 60 due to concerns of very rare types of blood clotting, called cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CVST). This very rare clotting condition is associated with low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). Last week, The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) safety committee concluded that

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The importance of race representation in healthcare education

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light onto the healthcare inequalities faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic communities as they have an increased mortality risk, with black people being up to 4x more likely to die than white people, after adjustment for age [1,2]. However, there are many other areas in healthcare where ethnic

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