Poems for Doctors was present at the Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Primary Care Conference in Glasgow at the beginning of October in the form of a very eye catching poster, which attracted a lot of attention and positive feedback. The role of medical humanities in healthcare was a theme which surfaced frequently during the conference, students and junior doctors from all round the country were keen to see humanities as an integral part of medical education. This theme is  going to feature at several imminent trainers’ meetings, including one entitled “Finding meaning in medicine”.

Many of those viewing the poster had seen or heard of “Tools of the Trade” and it seems that the third edition is eagerly awaited! Our idea of an Online Poetry Slam – news coming here very soon now – received a lot of approval and several offers to help spread the word.

Lesley Morrison