• Expedition Dentistry: Toothpastes

    Expedition Dentistry: Toothpastes

    Dental problems can wreck an expedition. Choosing the right toothpaste will help mitigate the risk but the bewildering variety of products out there can be confusing. Our own Extreme Dentist Burjor Langdana helps you pick the right one for your trip.


    Electives in Developing Countries

    It’s a new medical year, and for many, that means elective planning time. Read Foundation Doctors Jamie Loan and Donald Waters on the joys and pitfalls of a medical elective in the developing world.

  • Pre-Hospital Care Fellowship in Norway

    Pre-Hospital Care Fellowship in Norway

    Dr Zoe Smeed, Edinburgh-based Emergency Medicine registrar with a special interest in pre-hospital care travels to the Arctic Circle to learn from Norway’s pre-hospital, retrieval and emergency services first hand.

  • John Hinds: Words of Wisdom

    John Hinds: Words of Wisdom

    Two great talks from Dr John Hinds, Consultant Anaesthetist and Motorcycle Doctor, sadly killed this year at Skerries Road Races: ‘Cases from the Races’ and ‘Crack the Chest. Get Crucified’ about resuscitative thoracotomy.

  • The Cloud Forests of Cusuco

    The Cloud Forests of Cusuco

    James Coates on his first expedition with Operation Wallacea to Cusuco National Park in Honduras. Featuring some stunning photography and great advice for those starting out in wilderness medicine.

  • Helicopters in the Khumbu

    Helicopters in the Khumbu

    As the dust settles following the earthquakes earlier this year, we turn back to the high mountains of Nepal and Dr Sanjaya Karki, who describes the avalanches triggered by the earthquakes and explains why Nepali HEMS should be a national priority.

  • Dr John Hinds Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Dr John Hinds Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Sad news of the death of ‘Doc John’ Hinds – one of motorcycle racing’s Flying Docs – in a crash at the Skerries 100.

  • Humanity First in Nepal

    Humanity First in Nepal

    Simon Greenfield, an Emergency Care Practitioner with the West Midlands Ambulance Service, on deploying to Gorka in Nepal with Humanity First Medical following the 2015 earthquakes.

  • Building-Antenna-Span-Earth: All About That BASE

    Building-Antenna-Span-Earth: All About That BASE

    What makes a medic go BASE jumping? Offering more reflections than answers, Trauma Fellow BASE #1863 tells us about his life-changing experiences in the most extreme of sports.

  • Palliative Care in India

    Palliative Care in India

    GP registrar Dr Hannah Fox has spent the last year working in palliative medicine in Kolkata, India. In a city were health inequalities between rich and poor are stark, Hannah shares her experiences of palliative care on both side of the coin.


    In Fear of Earthquakes

    It is hard to imagine how it might feel to be caught up in a natural disaster. IPPG doctor Olivia Wolff experienced both Nepal earthquakes – they were moments she will never forget.