Endeavour Medicine


Hello Summer - We Missed You!
Top tips and tricks from Endeavour HQ to help you plan your next aquatic adventure!!


May's Bank Holiday weekends have come and gone, which can only mean one thing: British Summer is officially upon us! Things are starting to heat up quickly, and if you've been to any of our recent R+R Courses you'll know the quickest way to cool off is to get to water ASAP!! 

So, if you've been craving dipping your toes into crystal clear waters (or silty, sandy, muddy or choppy ones), keep on reading. Happy coasting!

Endeavour Update: Remote and Restorative Courses

April and May have been busy months for our Remote and Restorative courses in the Southwest, with 3 courses held on Dartmoor and 3 in Coverack Cornwall. The Remote and Restorative courses use outdoor remote medicine simulations to foster connections with colleagues and generate teams. Working together through simulations in unfamiliar environments and new equipments breaks down barriers that enables an open and supportive culture during our mental health and resilience workshops. 
Course feedback from F2s and Consultants alike includes: 
“This is the best course I’ve attended - ever!”
“We should all do this course - every year, I’m returning to work feeling more motivated and inspired , thank you”. 
"I feel rejuvenated and encouraged for my future career. I was beginning to feel burnt out and discouraged. Being outdoors, with lovely people was exactly what we all needed. We also learnt really important and helpful clinical skills.”
"Fantastic course. Manages to restore well being, enthusiasm for the job again, and stimulate ideas to support colleagues, improve leadership and well being in my own department.”
"This was a really excellent course. I was sad to leave at the end. I came away with thoughts about myself as a person, as a leader, and also my general wellbeing and work/life balance. It was great to have the time, space and structure to think about these things. I found it very helpful to hear colleagues/peers thoughts on things. I loved how much everyone engaged with the course - it's quite unusual for every person to attend every session, but I think they pretty much did!"
We enjoyed a joint training session with the RNLI and Lizard Life boat, and a huge thanks to the RNLI crew of Rose and Coverack Windsurf centre in helping to facilitate this session. 
Think an R+R Course might be good for your team? Get in Touch HERE!!


Why not plug in to some of our favourite current podcasts as you drive yourself to your closest river or loch?? 


Feel Better Live More, Ep. 96 - How This Sporting event could change your life


This podcast is equal parts love letter to swimming, to the environment and to human connections. It will make you want to get into the water with your pals and enjoy the simple effort of moving your body. 


Dirtbag Diaries - Flip Trip


This is a new podcast for me and I have been inhaling their episodes. Some great stories, inspirational interviews and top adventure tips. This ep is a little taster for you - a crazy story of how a rafting trip when as badly as you could imagine. Don't let it put you off leading any adventures though- things right themselves by the end. 




The Swimmers

Two Syrian sisters flee their war-torn home in Damascus, swim for hours in choppy Mediterranean seas to reach Greece as asylum seekers before going on to compete at the Rio Olympic Games. 

Based on a true story. 




Saltwater Buddha - Jamail Yogis


Take this book to the beach. Ideally on a day with good surf - trust me on this one. 



Why We Swim - Bonnie Tsui


A quiet, slow read to dip in and out of. It does a deep dive into questioning why the heck humans feel drawn to water and to swimming, despite clearly being more suited for life on land.



Endeavour Update: Marine Medicine Course

The inaugural marine and expedition medicine course saw 7 female doctors take to Ocean to gain knowledge and skills in Maritime based activities and emergency scenarios that could arise. 
Working with Era adventures and Cornish coast adventure the intrepid adventurers took to the waves for skills in surf live saving and coasteering. When calmer weather arrived a kayak expedition was planned and executed along the beautiful north Cornish coast with medical scenarios en route and an overnight camp in the tranquil location of Port Quin. We were lucky enough to be joined by Doon Williams, Ocean photographer, who captured the adventure. 
The team had joint sessions with the RNLI at Surf Life Saving GB to better understand how our pre hospital colleagues manage emergencies in challenging environments with minimal equipment. 
A paddle board excursion up the Camel estuary led by Faith Toogood of Camel ski concluded an action packed course with exhausted yet exhilarated faculty and delegates alike. 
Watch this space and sign up early for the next one!!!!!


An brief account of what some of our team have been up to!

Sailing the Atlantic

Written by Imara Gluning, Endeavour Faculty

I was extremely fortunate to be invited as crew on a Transatlantic Sail as part of the ARC 2022. When my friend initially mentioned the crossing I was skeptical of it even happening. But time moves quickly, and soon I found myself in Malaga literally learning the ropes en route to Gran Canaria via Gibraltar and Agadir. The ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) runs every year from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria to St Lucia. Although on average 150 boats take part, in under a day the coast disappears and so do any signs of other vessels. You're alone with a 360 degree, unobstructed view of the horizon for 18 days on a 56 foot piece of fibreglass. I was in charge of organising the medical kit and provisioning food for the duration of the trip. We had to account for roughly 21 days at sea with very limited access to help, so the kit had to be comprehensive and the food needed to last. Minor trauma, burns, upper respiratory infections, sea-sickness, dehydration and heat exhaustion, were on the top of my list for possible ailments, and indeed we had a nasty burn en route when the captain poured a kettle of boiling water on his ankle during a particularly bad swell. It was a life-changing and affirming trip that I'll never forget! The ocean is definitely my happy place, and I can't wait to take on more adventures on the high seas.

Imara is working as an ED Locum in Brighton with an interest in Global Health and Expedition Medicine. She starts ED training this August. If you are wanting to hear more about Imara's transatlantic sail or are interested in some ocean medicine experience drop us a line, find Imara on Instagram, or you can sign up for our upcoming Endeavour courses here: 

Mountain Medicine and One Health



Course: Mountain Medicine and One Health on Mount Kenya 
OCTOBER 12th-20th, 2023


Safari into the world of mountain medicine and one health conservation, summit Africa's second tallest peak and dip your toe into global health!


This is the only medical course that operates within Mount Kenya National Park and is not one to be missed!

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