I believe the healthcare profession has a responsibility to communicate directly with the public to deliver key messages on how we can lead healthier and happier lives. I am media trained, and have over 200 appearances in TV, radio, podcasts and newspapers, including Radio 4 (The Today show), BBC Newsnight, BBC World, ITV News, Al Jazeera, Newsweek, The Independent, Radio 1, and LBC Radio. I cover topics related to all aspects of my professional work, including race and medicine, wellbeing, parenting, paediatrics and international child health. Some examples are shown below. Contact me for further information.
Print / Online
Prominent paediatrician slams the rate of suicide among doctors and says if a drug was causing scores to take their own lives ‘it would be pulled off the shelves immediately’
“I have attended the funerals of children who have died under my care but equally tragically I have attended the funerals of my colleagues, who were perfectly fit and well, that took their lives by suicide”
Coronavirus social distancing: 2m vs 1m – what does the science say?
“The problem with what the government is suggesting is that social distancing is potentially being reduced in some of the highest risk settings for coronavirus transmission, actually we might have to fundamentally rethink how these social interactions happen”
NHS children’s doctor: ‘Demand on us is so great it is affecting our mental and physical health’
“It’s hard to sustain working 13 hour shifts, having to make life and death decisions, without proper breaks. This is taking its toll on the mental and physical health of me and my colleagues.”
Kindhearted taxi driver travels 200 MILES to drop off laptop customer left in his cab
“Dr Qureshi, who works at Queen Elizabeth and Great Ormond Street Hospitals in London, shared his astonishment about the Scouse generosity on social media, in a posting which has since gone viral.”
52 Million Stillbirths Expected in the Next 20 Years
Woman in rural areas of developing countries can have a stillbirth with no medical professionals around and there is “no record of that baby entering or leaving the world,” which exacerbates the problem. “If we don’t have stillbirths being counted then it is incredibly difficult for there to be targeted interventions to reduce them.
BBC Radio London Vanessa Feltz
ABC Melbourne On Mornings
COVID Risk Chart
BBC Radio 1 Cat Collins
Radio France Internationale
NHS and Brexit
Radio Hobart Ryk Goddard
Setting up a Publishing Company
Wellbeing – are men worse at sounding the alarm about their mental health?
“there is so little time and so little slack in the system that things just go unnoticed”
We need to talk about Burnout
“You could be having the worst problem in the world, but if we dont know about it, there’s nothing we can do about it.”
Doctor Daddy: Top paediatrician explains what Dads can do when their baby’s unwell
The most simple thing you can do is to stop smoking. You can wash your hands and clothes but you can’t wash your lungs. Stopping smoking will help save your child a world of health concerns.
A Consultation With Dr Zeshan Qureshi
I owe a lot to Southampton University. I went from being a child without really any clear direction, to being setup with a platform that informed the rest of my life
Why are hospitals still pandering to racists?
“There are a minority of patients that have racist beliefs that they want to drive their healthcare. Part of that is sometimes asking, not .necessarily in a polite way, for a white doctor.”