BHF GP’s praise for NHS

By Farnham Herald in Community News

BRITISH Heart Foundation’s associate medical director Dr Mike Knapton gave sixth-formers at The Royal School, in Haslemere, an expert insight on NHS challenges and new medical advancements.

A prominent Cambridge GP with a MA in physiology and a bachelor of medicine and surgery and fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, he spoke about his career path into medicine and the work of the British Heart Foundation in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Dr Knapton (above centre) noted that despite all the bad press about the NHS, The Commonwealth Fund found it tops the leaderboard among many countries, including the United States, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden.

Following the talk, three sixth-formers, Charlotte, April and Lucy, who are aspiring medics, joined Dr Knapton for dinner and enjoyed the opportunity to ask further questions.

Charlotte said: “We were fascinated to hear Dr Knapton’s views on the current state of the NHS and the junior doctors crisis, as well as hear some amusing stories about his time as a student in Cambridge.

“We were honoured to receive Dr Knapton and would like to thank him for joining us for such a thought-provoking and inspiring evening,” Charlotte added.

(Photo: Pau; Doyle)

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