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Foreign Focus – Tokyo: Part II

In this second part of our exploration of healthcare in Tokyo, we examine how to practice medicine in the Japanese city. One of the big advantages of practising medicine in Tokyo is that there is a general shortage of doctors across almost every specialty, as well as within general practice. This is particularly true in...

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Foreign Focus – Tokyo: Part I

Japan is a fascinating nation for any Westerner to reside in, featuring a unique mix of ancient and extremely contemporary culture. While most nations have been affected by the processes of globalisation, losing something of their unique local flavour, this is rarely an allegation directed at Japan. And of all Japanese cities, Tokyo is certainly...

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The Lowdown on Locums

Locum doctors have been a major NHS talking point over the last few years. While some form of locum support is clearly required in order to deliver the sort of flexible service demanded in the complex contemporary health service, many nonetheless assert that the way the NHS is dealing with locums is fundamentally misguided. Many...

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