Sam & Richard Snoad: dentistry during lockdown

Sam Snoad, managing director at the Castle Street Dental Practice, and her husband, Richard Snoad, a specialist dentist at the practice and its co-director, talk to Neasa MacErlean about the effect of coronavirus on dentists; and what patients can expect as Lockdown ends. As the NHS was ring-fenced, dental patients…


Dr Tim Noble: Mental Health Awareness Week

We are marking Mental Health Week with an article from Dr Tim Noble, head of the University of Kent’s Medical Centre. Dr Noble has been a partner at the University Medical Centre for over twenty-five years where all the practitioners have an interest in student health with an emphasis on…


Ashford Hospital: Concerns over PPE

We were told by a source close to the hospital on 25 April: ‘The policy at Ashford Hospital is for medical and nursing staff to have full Personal Protection Equipment (proper FFP3 mask, full length fluid resistant gown, face visor, gloves) only if they are performing an aerosol-generating procedure such…


Professor Stephen Peckham: Air Quality

Stephen Peckham is well-known in Canterbury for his work on Air Quality. He also has a global reputation for the work he does as Director of the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent. One of the roles of the Centre is to examine the relationship between…


Climate Change: the next big Crisis by John Walker

When I was out on my permitted daily exercise the other day I was reading Greta Thunberg’s Climate Change Speech to the UK Parliament on 23rd April 2019 — exactly a year to the day! It’s a real alarm call to our politi-cians at both national and local level to…


Rosie Duffield MP: Westminster

How have you been organising your life and your office since lockdown? It’s a learning curve. I’m not fabulous on the technology. The team are based in their homes and using their own computers, and iPads and phones. We are doing Zoom calls most mornings. I have two or three…


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