A GP registrar with cystic fibrosis has carried the Olympic torch to highlight the needs of people with the disease.
Dr Aaron Brown is in his first year of GP training and was nominated to carry the torch for 300m in Selby, Yorkshire, for his work raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Dr Brown said he hoped his stint carrying the Olympic torch would raise funds for the Trust.
He told Pulse: `It really was a great day with a lot of goodwill. I was not just running for the Olympics but for everyone with cystic fibrosis. Although cystic fibrosis can be well-controlled, it is a life-limiting condition and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust needs support.’
Dr Brown first qualified as a surgeon and was the first person with cystic fibrosis to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is currently on a GP placement at Priory Medical Group, York, and is also an aesthetic surgeon at the Yorkshire Skin Clinic.
He says that dealing with his condition and training as a GP ‘has been challenging at times but you have to push through’.
He added: ‘I am really enjoying general practice because of the variety of care and the business side.’