Dr Anne Malatt

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Anne has been a doctor for over 30 years and an eye surgeon for 25 years. She loves her work, her patients, teaching and writing, for she loves people and life. Anne feels great joy in being able to share her lived experience and wisdom, that other people may learn and grow too.
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Breathe your own breath

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Breathe your own breath … what on earth does that mean? We breathe, in and out, all the time … but how aware are we of the quality of our...
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Top tips for dealing with ‘Mother guilt’

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I am an ex-superwoman. I learned my special powers from my mother, who was an actual superwoman – she worked full-time as a doctor, raised four children, cooked like...
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Self-care – not just another doing, but a quality of being

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There is a lot of talk about self-care these days and we tend to picture it as something that we would like to do to reward ourselves or relieve...
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Reform is needed for unaccredited registrars

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The plight of unaccredited registrars has recently been in the news here with the shocking story of a young female registrar who finally left her unaccredited surgical position after...
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Being a woman

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In medicine, I am seen as a woman at times when it suits some agendas, and not seen as a woman when it does not suit. But no matter...
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Do doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training?

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I woke early this morning, thinking about an article written by a young female surgeon (1) I had read recently, and I could not go back to sleep. I...

A love letter to medical students

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I love training medical students. They bring me great joy and as they are one of the most under-appreciated groups of people in any hospital or medical practice, I...

The joy of training medical students

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I love training medical students; they bring me great joy. Medicine is an apprenticeship system and the time-honoured approach of “see one, do one, teach one” has stood the test...

New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way

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Another year has rolled around and here we are again … reflecting on the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is, and all the years...

Simple tips for travelling light

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Many of us travel at this time of the year, and whilst we love our holidays, we can find it stressful travelling to and from our holiday destinations, so...

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