This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pulse june2020 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

The waiting game

Punam Krishan

  • I am a BME doctor and I worry about my future in the NHS

    Punam Krishan's comment 17 Mar 2018 8:49pm

    “The Snowy White Peaks of the NHS.” Here is the link for anyone who hasn’t come across this report, it makes for some interesting reading and highlights the extensive patterns of discrimination faced by BME doctors.

  • Spare us the heartsink celebrity endorsement

    Punam Krishan's comment 17 Mar 2018 7:18am

    Fab article Pete!

    Much like you, I have no issue with celebs raising awareness through their personal experiences - they have incredible influence to inform however there should an opportunistic disclaimer about red flags. I have thrown my remote control many-a-time at my poor TV for the furore that will follow....

  • 'Dr Bawa-Garba could have been any one of us'

    Punam Krishan's comment 05 Feb 2018 10:11am

    Thank you for your comment SK. I disagree strongly with your sentiment however as leaving the NHS through personal choice is empowering. Leaving with a criminal conviction and erasure is not. I cannot, in any way, believe that this is something that one can easily come to terms with. Many of us have worked hard to get to where we are. We deserve integrity and respect for the work we do and recognition and support for the hardships we endure. If we choose to leave, we should be able to say it with pride and not be ashamed for being scapegoated for manslaughter.

  • 'Dr Bawa-Garba could have been any one of us'

    Punam Krishan's comment 30 Jan 2018 3:55pm

    Many thanks for the comments and for taking the time to read this article. At least in dark times though, we can learn that we are protective of our own even if powers above do not support us. Solidarity within our profession is what should never ever be compromised.