GPSI gynaecology, Durham
Dr Julie Oliver completed her medical degree at Leeds and endeavoured to pursue a career in obs and gynae. A 12-month post working at the prestigious Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle consolidated her desire for this career path until it dawned on the fresh-faced junior doctor that her sleep would be interrupted for the rest of her working life. A swift change to general practice soon followed, along with marriage and two children.
Following graduation from Bradford’s postgraduate diploma in gynaecology she was part of a team to set up the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum, helping spread the word across the primary care community of changes and developments. Having persuaded the PCT to pay for her training she then found the opportunities to work within the PCT had disappeared so set up a company called Durham Gynae to deliver a community gynaecology clinic. She enjoys training colleagues in women’s health and travelling, but mostly getting 8 hours uninterrupted sleep.