Dr Anna Katharina Huette
- BSLM Regional Director Cornwall
As a GP as well as yoga teacher Anna is passionate about public health in particular health promotion, the encouragement of self-management and the de-medicalisation of chronic conditions.
Anna is currently combining work in the acute / out-of-hours setting with sessional work at GP surgeries in Cornwall.
As a certified Lifestyle Medicine physician Anna is planning to explore the use of group consultations for chronic conditions in the GP setting and organise educational events for both health care professionals and the public.
Anna completed her medical degree in Germany in 2011 at which point her passion for surfing took her to the surfable coast of the UK. Anna worked between Pembrokeshire, Devon and Cornwall for several years before completing her GP training in Cornwall.
Anna’s sabbatical in 2017 took her to several tropical surf destinations, India as well as to Nepal where she much enjoyed volunteering for the NGO PHASE Worldwide Nepal.
Anna received the ‘BSLM prize for Research/Evidence-based Care’ in June 2018 for her ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’(YHLB)-Pilot.
The pilot focused on the implementation of the gentle, beginner-friendly and evidence based 12-week ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’-programme for NHS patients with chronic back pain.
The ‘YHLB’-pilot showed impressive results not only in regard to reduction of pain, anxiety as well as depression but also regarding opioid medication use.
Anna remains part of the ‘YHLB’-Steering Committee and is always happy to be contacted by health care professionals who would like to offer this evidence based programme to their patients / community.