RCR Newsletter


The Winter 2020 issue of the RCR Newsletter looks at the value of taking time out of our busy schedules to be creative. 

Painted feather in bold colours

Off the clock

Hobbies, apart from medicine, should be developed by the physician during his virile years; so that in the afternoon and


Workforce, workforce, workforce

The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on healthcare across the UK and in particular cancer services cannot be underestimated.


A sense of purpose

When I look back to the spring, in many ways I was very lucky.

Pink, purple, blue and yellow watercolour paint splashes

The magical powers of poetry

‘Poetry isn’t for me.’
‘I’m not creative.’
‘I haven’t written a
Photo of shelves of books in a library

Paul McCoubrie on writing a book

‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you’.1 


A different kind of medical imaging

I have always sketched.

A pale blue balloon in a white birdcage against a pink background

Can you afford not to be creative?

Life is perpetually busy.

Illustration of people doing different physics experiments

WC Roentgen and the 125th anniversary of X-rays

This November marked the 125th anniversary of Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays in Wurzburg, Germany.

Drawing of a conductor of an orchestra with musical notes around them

Two simple principles

Increased demand. Workforce capacity. Artificial intelligence. That’s before we even mention the global pandemic.