Andrew combines his medical work with literary interests, and has been teaching literature to GP (General Practice) Registrar groups as well as Medical Students for the past fifteen years. Andrew writes poetry, and was shortlisted for the 2010 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. He co- founded with Sophie Ratcliffe the TORCH Wellcome funded workshop initiative, The Poetry of Medicine, and also acts as an advisor for Re-Lit, The Bibliotherapy Foundation, a charity that promotes the reading of literature as part of a toolkit for wellbeing (recent activities include workshops with war veterans at Tedworth House (Help for Heroes), with prisoners at HM Grendon, and in various schools).
Education, Communication skills, Medical humanities/literature, Primary care, Secondary Care, Well-being
‘Stressed, Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind’, an anthology/handbook of poetry edited with Sophie Ratcliffe, see: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stressed-Unstressed-Classic-Poems-Ease-ebook/dp/B015VY1JAE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450784410&sr=1-1&keywords=stressed+unstressed
Andrew is one of the advising doctors on a free online course, produced with the Warwick Business School, on ‘Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing’, see: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/literature