Dr Priyanka Lakhani graduated from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in 2009.
She completed her Foundation Training in the West Midlands and following this accepted a coveted post within the North West London Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice. Throughout her training, she has worked in some of the most renowned teaching hospitals and has gained a wide range of clinical experience, including Rheumatology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Elderly Care, General Surgery, Sexual Health and Psychiatry. She has since been working in both the NHS and private sector as a General Practitioner.
Priyanka is committed to delivering excellent, holistic care by placing the patient at the heart of the consultation. She works jointly with her patients to provide tailored, safe and effective management plans. Priyanka’s key message is that it is paramount to have both a healthy mind and a healthy body, and this principle underpins her approach.
Priyanka understands the importance of keeping up to date with the latest medical developments and, as such, enjoys writing in her medical blog. Furthermore, she has made contributions to two textbooks, Psychiatry Principles, Realities and Next Steps, Stringer et al, and, Practical and Professional Clinical Skills, Patel et al. She has sat on the British Medical Association Greater London GP Trainee Committee, and was part of a dynamic team discussing issues surrounding GP training in London. At university, she was a SHINE: Make Every Child Count mentor, offering weekly one on one support to her mentee at an inner city primary school in South London.
Her passions in the discipline of Global Health and to carry out charitable work, have led her to two of her most special career and personal highlights. In 2008 she spent time camping in some of the most remote parts of the Indian Himalayas, providing medical care to the under-served populations. In 2014, she travelled to Uganda where she volunteered at Jinja Children’s Hospital. As part of a wider education programme she also visited surrounding villages where she trained and empowered local health professionals to provide the best possible care within an often resource sparse setting.
In her spare time, Priyanka enjoys travelling and leading an active lifestyle. She has ‘WalkedTheWalk,’ a 26.2 mile MoonWalk for Breast Cancer Research, completed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, visited the Galapagos Islands, gained her PADI scuba diving licence at the Great Barrier Reef and done a skydive. She is always looking for her next challenge!