Minnie -Hello!

Hi! I’m Minnie. I started volunteering with the virtual doctors almost a year ago after seeing an inspiring article in the BMJ.

At Vitual Docors I work with Fran providing clinical support. We strive to improve the service and provide good educational material. I write an almost monthly blog called Cases from the field which is on the Virtual Doctors website.

Back in 1994 I worked in a government run hospital in the South  West  of Zimbabwe, which also allowed me to explore a little of Malawi and put a foot into Zambia.A wonderful experience which kindled my love for that very special part of the world.

I trained in Paediatrics in the north east of England where I live with my family. I have 3 boys so life is very active and outdoors.

I really hope that this is the forum you all wanted! It would be great if we can all  get connected and share questions and knowledge.The potential for the Virtual Doctors service is huge. Please get involved and, to echo Fran, make it your own.




Hello. I’m Fran and I’m the Medical Director at the Virtual Doctors.  I started volunteering with the charity 4 years ago just after my son was born.

I worked in a mission hospital near Mazabuka in 2001 and fell in love with Zambia and was keen to help improve the population’s healthcare. I’m passionate about primary healthcare and education which is why I volunteer with the Virtual Doctors.

I work as a GP in Oxfordshire, UK and also train junior Dr’s to become GPs.

I have 2 children, Iris 6 years old and Walt 4 years. To relax I run through the countryside with my dog.

This forum is for all the team to share medical information, ideas, concerns. Please us it, adapt it, make it yours!