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Dr Hannah Barham-Brown

Disability and Gender Equity Advocate, GP Trainee, Speaker and Media Commentator. Everything on this blog is from me personally, and I speak only for myself. I'm very happy to discuss speaking and media requests; email me Away from this website, I am also Deputy Leader of the Women's Equality Party, I have BA Hons in English and Theology with Arabic (Durham), BSc Hons in Paeds Nursing (Northumbria), my Medical degree from St George's, University of London, and I'm now training as a GP in Leeds, primarily in a wheelchair. This website is currently undergoing some renovations, but for now has three main sections - Rants (blogs), where I discuss a range of subjects, including disability, medicine and issues around gender and feminism; Reviews, where I share my thoughts on some of the books I've read (when I get time to both read AND review them!) and Revision Notes; I got through Medical School partly thanks to my obsession with breaking topics down onto post-it notes, and I'm very happy to share them, (though they are a few years old now, so don't rely purely on these!).

Grad Medicine – You will survive. Probably.

I recently blogged about how to get into Graduate Medicine, and people seemed to appreciate it, so much so that I was asked to blog about what comes next. I don't know how other medical schools run the graduate course,... Continue Reading →


Yesterday, I took a tumble. BoyFace and I were on our way to meet some friends for a couple of drinks and some nibbles in Battersea Park. So far, so idyllic. I'd managed to get down what are truly horrific... Continue Reading →

I did it my way… Getting into Graduate Medicine

It's that time of year again. The time of year when friends of friends of friends find me on Facebook, when I see a small surge in the number of Twitter followers I regularly broadcast to, and people I haven't... Continue Reading →

Consulting with consultants…

Whilst wearing my medical student hat, I have attended a fair few clinics. Some of them have involved little more than ear wax removal (which, in all honesty, was one of the more disgusting mornings of my life), some have... Continue Reading →

Review of ‘To Rise Again At a Decent Hour’ 

I started this, read about ten pages, then put it down for 6 months because, well MEDICINE.  But I am so glad I picked it up again, because this book is hilarious, incredibly thought provoking and utterly captivating. Paul, the... Continue Reading →

Review of How To Be Good

This is a beautifully written book. Highly introspective, poetic and at times tragically hilarious, there is no denying that Hornby is one hell of an author. I read the entire novel in a few hours, and enjoyed the pure escapism... Continue Reading →

ENT Post-its

Wax in, wax out. Mr Myagi would be proud.  As ever, for more #FOAMed follow me on Twitter @HannahPopsy        

Dermatology post-its

I know, all of the rashes pretty much look the same. They do to me, anyway. But there are ways of working out what the examiners are hinting at. Honest.       

Orthopaedics Post its

The leg bone's connected to the... Other leg bone?!  I knew that anatomy teaching wasn't just there to gross us all out. Damn.       

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