I regularly work with outlets such as the BBC, ITV and LBC to engage in important dialogue with the wider community.
I passionately believe in the importance of delivering important messages to the general public, and working with the media to achieve honest debate.
itv News: Last ditch attempt to halt junior doctors’ strike dismissed
“A last ditch attempt to halt next week’s junior doctors’ strike has failed today after Jeremy Hunt dismissed calls from MPs to agree to “a limited trial” ahead of “blanket introduction” of new contracts. But as the NHS looks set to continue with the first all-out strike in its history, doctors made assurances that patients will be safe.”
Inside Out: Mental health and medicine
“There has been a sharp rise in the number of days junior doctors in London were signed-off with stress, anxiety and depression, the BBC has learned. Days lost through these absences have risen by 159% since 2011, figures from 21 London hospital trusts show.”
Newsweek, Europe: 52 million stillbirths expected in the next 20 years
“An additional 52 million stillbirths – many of which are preventable – could occur in the next 20 years unless the issue is taken more seriously by the global health community, experts say. Writing in the BMJ a team of U.K. and U.S. scientists argued that targets for reducing stillbirths should be included in the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. More than 150 world leaders are due to attend the U.N. Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27, where a set of goals for the next 15 years will be adopted. The current draft of the goals includes a resolution to drive down neonatal and under-five mortality rates, but does not specifically address the issue of stillbirths.”
The Drivetime Show with Ian Dale
Interviewed about potential risk to patients during strikes.
Mic.com: Here’s why we need to talk more about stillbirths
“Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, struggled with multiple miscarriages before getting pregnant. This revelation prompted many women and their partners to open up about the pain of losing a child early on in a pregnancy. But it also inspired many to open up about the trauma of losing a child later in a pregnancy. ”
Student BMJ: Zeshan Qureshi, author of the successful medical textbook series The Unofficial Guide to Medicine
“My passion came when I first observed that students value a well prepared teaching session. At medical school I loved teaching, but it was difficult to reach a large number of students by myself. So I began to think about how I could create opportunities to help others to teach.”
Medic Footprints: From medicine to medical textbook writer
“Zeshan Qureshi is an academic and clinical paediatrician, with a special interest in global health and medical education. He works at King’s College Hospital, London, and his academic work is linked to the Institute of Global Health, University College London. The Unofficial Guide to Medicine textbook series has now become his biggest educational pursuit. ”
Dr Zeshan Qureshi: A Southampton success story
“Southampton’s not short on heroes, and Dr Zeshan Qureshi is one example. He works as an Academic Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Child Health in London. He’s three years out of medical school and it’s hard not to be impressed by his growing rank of achievements. ”