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Cindy Cohen

I am currently a salaried GP with fourteen years of experience, on the obstetric list, and have a strong interest in Accident and Emergency, General Medicine, Endocrinology and Infertility. I enjoy keeping up to date by reading and attending meetings and am a member of the local Self Directed Learning Group and Dermatology Group of North London. I have done doing some part time research with Prof Malone-Lee at the Whittington hospital on Ideal Cabin Environment for the European 6th Framework Project. Prior to this I worked in A+E as a Primary Care Physician and was the lead GP involved in project meetings with the PCT to start a Walk in Centre and also mentored a nurse practitioner in that time. I play the violin in an orchestra on weekends, occasionally performing in concerts. Very recently I performed in Washington for September 11th memorial concert with the World Doctors’ Orchestra, which attracted media interest world-doctors-orchestra.org

With my extensive and relevant experience, I am now ready to meet the challenges of GP Partnership and wish to be more involved in managing a practice, leading in clinical areas, as well as in teaching and training.

Education and Qualifications:

Appraisals completed yearly since 2005 and up to date;

Royal College of General Practitioners – MRCGP 2001;

Thames Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education – Summative assessment completed 1998;

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – DRCOG March 1998 updated 2010;

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology faculty of Sexual and Reproductive health– DFSRH (DFFP) 1998, updated 2010.Am on the Obstetric list. I also hold updated IUD/IUS certificate;

Royal College of Physicians - MRCP Part I, July 1995;

St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London - MBBS, 1993;

Davies’s College, East Sussex - ‘A’ Level Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Music and Computer studies;

argaret Hardy High School, Patcham, East Sussex - 9 GCE ‘O’ Levels.

 

Posts to Date:

September 2010-present; Long term locum Thursday morning in Soho clinic, Frith Street.

September 2011 –present; Salaried GP doing 6 sessions at the Rutland House Surgery, Muswell Hill. Duties as Salaried GP.

August 1999 – present: Salaried GP (previously retainer) at Falmouth Road Practice, 78 Falmouth Road, Southwark, London SE1 4JW. 

Attending weekly practice educational meetings.

Producing and maintaining the hypertension protocol QOF.

Conducting “on calls” during the day and home visits. 

Performing all coil fittings for the practice.

Leading infertility investigations. 

Going through consultant’s letters and other mail received. 

Going through the results of the day, doing repeat prescribing and medical reports.

February 2008-December 2008: Clinical Research Assistant in the Ideal Cabin Environment project (I.C.E) at UCL with a major European consortium. This involved going to a conference in Padua, Italy April 2008 and London September 2008.The outcome of which is a paper submitted to the New England Journal of medicine.

January 2003 – March 2008: Primary Care Physician in A+E,Whittington hospital, London.

GP lead, for the walk-in-centre, Project Management Team.

I attended regular meetings for two years to address the running of the centre that was due to be open April 2008.

I was solely responsible for mentoring a nurse through her diploma to become a nurse practitioner from September 2005 to 2008 to work in the WIC. We met at the Whittington twice weekly.

September 2003-August 2004: Third maternity leave.

March 2000-March 2001: Second maternity leave.

October 1998 – July 1999: On first maternity leave.

October 1997-October 1998: GP registrar to Dr K. Benson at the Crouch Hall Road Surgery.

March 1997 - Sept. 1997: SHO in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to Mr. Drew and Mr. E Hemaya, Queen Elisabeth II Hospital, Hertfordshire.

Duties: Care of inpatients, labour ward, assisting surgery, auditing and clinics.

September 1996-March 1997: Travelled to Canada to stay with my now husband. Also did some medical registrar locums and private GP work.

February 1996 - August 1996: SHO in Endocrinology to Professor Besser and Dr. J. Monson, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

Duties: Care of inpatients; General medical clinic/Endocrinology; Arranged inpatients to come in; Grand rounds.

August 1995 - February 1996: SHO in Chest medicine and HIV to Dr. J. Packe and Dr. J. Meadway, Newham Hospital and St. Andrews Hospital, London.

Duties: Care of inpatients; acute medical takes; General medical and Chest clinics; Discharge summaries.

February 1995 - August 1995: SHO in Gastroenterology and Rheumatology to Dr. P.J. Kumar and Dr. J. Dacre, Homerton Hospital, London.

Duties: Care of inpatients; acute medical takes; Discharge summaries; Presented at Grand round; Teaching medical students; Gastroenterology and Rheumatology clinics; assisted endoscopies.

August 1994 - February 1995: SHO in care of the Elderly to Dr. K. Arnold, Professor J. Malone-Lee, University College Hospital, London.

Duties: Care of inpatients: Acute medical takes; Discharge summaries; Teaching medical students; Audit; Grand rounds.

February 1994 - August 1994: SHO in Accident and Emergency to Mr. A. Heaton, Whittington Hospital, London.

August 1993 - February 1994: HO to Dr. F. Mills and Dr. R. Greenbaum, Edgware General Hospital, London.

Duties: Care of inpatients; acute medical takes; Discharge summaries; Exercise tests; Coronary care unit.

February 1993 - August 1993: House Surgeon to Mr. Kenefick, Barnet General Hospital, London.

Duties: Care of inpatients; Audit forms; Assisted in major operations; Performed acute minor operations and Day Care Surgery; Discharge summaries.

 

Prizes and Scholarships:

1987 Davies’s Prizes for Top 30 students and Biology ‘A’ Level;

1986 Davies’s prizes for Physics ‘O’ Level and Maths ‘A’ Level;

1985 Varndean VI Form Potter Award;

1982 Brighton Council Music Scholarship for the violin;

1981 Margaret Hardy High School Music Award;

1973-1985 Brighton Music Festival - Won several prizes for music and dance.

 

Publications:

“A major outbreak of asthma associated with a thunderstorm; Experience of Accident and Emergency departments and patients’ characteristics,” British Medical Journal, 9th March 1996.  Paper mentioned in TIME magazine.

Audit of Otitis Media in General Practice placed on web site (http://ntegpdep.tpmde.ac.uk/) by TPMDE 1998 as example of an excellent audit.

“Effect of Air Travel and Health in at-risk Groups”, with J. Malone-Lee et al.  Submitted to the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Practical Procedures:

IUD/IUS insertion Drained abscesses;

Joint aspirations and injections suturing;

Removal of lipomas and sebaceous cysts. 

 

Student Elective:

Sibu, Serawak in Borneo - I learnt the importance of primary health care in the Dyak tribal people in paediatrics and adult medicine. 

 

General Interests:

Science: Attend lectures at the London Jewish Medical Society and the Royal Institute of Great Britain.

Music: I play the violin and piano to beyond Grade 8 standard (have Grade 8 in both instruments).

1992-Present: Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra and Forest Philharmonic Orchestra.  Both are semi-professional and perform regularly at the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall.

1987 - 1991: University of London Orchestra. Chairman of Orchestra Committee, 1989 to 1991.

1984-1988: East Sussex County Youth Orchestra.

1982-1986: Brighton Youth Orchestra.

At St. George’s I established the Medical School Orchestra and formed a quartet called “The Fourceps.”

Dancing: I was a member of the British Ballet Organisation and have obtained the following qualifications:

Ballet: Grade VI, Tap: Grade VII, National: Grade IV, Modern: Grade III, 

Sports: 1987: George’s Medical School Rowing Club.

Charity: 1994: Save the Children concert in the presence of HRH Princess Anne, at the Barbican, 1991: Performed a violin solo in the St. George’s scanner appeal concert, 1988: St. George’s Rag Committee.

Travel: Europe (France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy, Vienna, Cyprus), Asia (Turkey, India, Nepal, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China) North America (USA, Canada).

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