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Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast

Published: 15th January 2020

Join Dr Sara MacDermott and Dr Lisa Adams, two GPs in the Greater Manchester area, on the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast as they interview specialists from different subject areas with the aim of improving the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians.

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Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast

  • COVID-19 Episode 2: Telephone and Video Consultation Tips

    In this, our second of the COVID-19 specific episodes, GPs Lisa and Sara are joined electronically by Dr Dan Bunstone (GP and Clinical Director of Warrington CCG and Chief Medical Officer at Push Doctor) and Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GPExcellence and Pandemic Lead for her PCN).

    We discuss:

    • Advantages of telephone and video consultations including how to use the golden minute, picking up cues on video consults and when they might be most useful.
    • Safety points around confirming patient identity and others that may be in the room. 
    • The need for excellent documentation for non face to face consultations. 
    • Tips for good safety netting. 
    • Logistics of picking up prescriptions and how to protect shielded groups. 

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    Useful resources: 

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    We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • COVID-19 Episode 1: Introductory tips for general practice

    We have decided to take a break from our normal release schedule to do a special, weekly series about the COVID-19 situation which is unfolding. Our hope is that we can provide some useful and practical information for everyone within primary care during this difficult time. 

    In this first episode we talk to Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GPExcellence and Pandemic Lead for her PCN) and Dr Viren Mehta (GP partner, clinical director of his PCN and clinical director for Stockport CCG). 

    • We summarise some of the Standard Operating Procedure from 19th March with practical tips on how to implement this.

    • We think about ways that surgeries can reduce their footfall and protect staff and patients from exposure.

    • We also touch on which normal general practice services should continue during this time and where to look for guidance.

    • We talk about some ways to look after your staff, and speak specifically about home visits.

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    Useful resources: 

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    We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Fibromyalgia Part 1 (Greater Manchester based)

    In this week’s episode Lisa and Sara speak to Professor Anthony Jones and Consultant Physiotherapist William Gregory from Salford Royal Foundation Trust to learn more about Fibromyalgia. In part 1 we cover what the condition involves, the central sensitisation theory, useful examination tips and differentials to consider. We also talk about simple ways of explaining a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia to your patients. 

    In part 2 (which will be released in 2 weeks), we break down management options as well as hearing about research and resources helpful to patients and practitioners.

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    Useful resources: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

     ____

    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Bronchiectasis (Wigan based)

    Bronchiectasis can sometimes be overlooked amongst the other, more common lung conditions such as COPD. Because of this, it can be difficult for primary care clinicians to be fully aware of how to comprehensively diagnose and manage patients who have this condition. 

    Lisa and Sara talk to respiratory consultant Dr Ashish about bronchiectasis. We learn exactly what this condition is, what the risk factors are for developing it, and when we should be suspicious of it as a cause. We also talk through important differentials to think about, what to look for on examination and which investigations to do (and the reliability of these). We finish by hearing about the role of sputum samples and what we can be doing in Primary Care to manage patients with bronchiectasis alongside Secondary Care.

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    Useful resources: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

     ____

    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (Wigan based)

    Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can be difficult to identify in primary care and unfortunately for some patients, currently carries a poor prognosis; the median survival for those with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is only 3–3.5 years (https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Interstitial-lung-disease-service-adult.pdf).

    Lisa and Sara talk to respiratory consultant Dr Ashish about this condition. We learn about when to be suspicious about a diagnosis of ILD, who is at risk and the symptoms and signs. We also hear about the reliability of the different investigations that are recommended in primary care and what happens after we have referred someone to outpatient respiratory clinic. We end with talking through how to manage exacerbations in these patients, prognosis and a little bit about fitness to fly.

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    Useful resources: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

     ____

    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Antibiotic Tips (Greater Manchester based)

    Worldwide, sepsis kills more people than cancer (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51138859). In 2050 it is predicted antibiotic resistance will kill more than cancer (http://bsac.org.uk/securing-new-drugs-for-future-generations/). What a difficult balance!

    Lisa and Sara opportunistically talk to Trafford GP Dr Anya Leaver about antibiotic prescribing in Greater Manchester. We discuss the issues, recent changes in local guidelines, helpful tips to improve prescribing practice, great resources and ideas for practice audits. 

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    Useful resources: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

     ____

    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Portfolio Working (Greater Manchester based)

    Lisa and Sara talk to several different primary care professionals about portfolio working.

    Dr Anya Leaver, Dr Hussain Gandhi, Practice Nurse Alyson Rimmer, Dr Nikesh Vallabh, and Dr Saira Zaman share with us their journey into Primary Care, how they got involved in their different roles outside of clinical work, what it means to them and advice for those out there wanting to explore adding variety to their working week.  

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    Useful resources: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

     ____

    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Urticaria (Wigan based)

    Lisa and Sara talk to GPwSI, Dr Rachel Hilton about Urticaria (aka hives/wheals). 

    She talks us through the pathophysiology, causes, potential triggers, history, examination and management of this sometimes difficult area.

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    Useful resources: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

     ____

    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Generalised Itching (Wigan based)

    Lisa and Sara talk to GPwSI, Dr Rachel Hilton about Generalised Itching.

    She talks us through how to approach a patient presenting with generalised itching, the common and important causes, useful investigations and the management that we can try in primary care for these patients. 

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    Useful resources: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Resilience (Part 2)

    Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Rebecca Baron from Health Education England about Resilience.
    This is part two of a two-part series about Resilience. In this episode we continue the theme of exploring resources available to healthcare professionals around resilience; books and research that have advanced the field. Rebecca gives us her learning points from these.
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    Resources mentioned in the episode:

    • When “resilience” becomes a dirty word - BMJ article by David Oliver July 2017
    https://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3604

    • 'eGPLearning PodBlast' podcast - episode about Wellbeing with Dr Helen Garr:
    https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-w2jut-c480f4

    • 'You are not a frog' podcast by Dr Rachel Morris all about Resilience:
    https://shapesfordoctors.com/podcasts/

    • NHS Practitioner Health Programme
    https://php.nhs.uk/ or call 020 3049 4505

    • Positivity book by Barbara Fredrickson
    https://amzn.to/2OFrOcw

    • Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain book by Elaine Fox
    https://amzn.to/2DfE6D2

    • Building Physician Resilience Canadian Family Physician May 2008
    https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/resources/building-physician-resilience

    • Foundation for Positive Mental Health
    http://www.foundationforpositivementalhealth.com/

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow book by Daniel Kahneman
    https://amzn.to/2XO3Pfo

    • The New Leaders book by Daniel Goleman
    https://amzn.to/2KP8Miy

    • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book by Stephen R. Covey
    https://amzn.to/34jcOHM

    • Health Education North West Resilience resources:
    https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/taxonomy/term/6

    • Why We Sleep book by Matthew Walker
    https://amzn.to/35ugNkW

    • The Business of Sleep book by Vicki Culpin
    https://amzn.to/37AINoV

    • The Body Keeps a Score book by Bessel van der Kolk
    https://amzn.to/2XIuVEw

    • Eat that Frog book by Brian Tracy
    https://amzn.to/33jNaBc

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    We would love your feedback & suggestions…Let us know how we are doing with our 5 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG. Given that they are recorded with Wigan clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions.
    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Resilience (Part 1)

    Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Rebecca Baron from Health Education England about Resilience.

    This is part one of a two part series about Resilience. In this episode we talk about what Resilience is and how it started as a concept in general and in healthcare. We also hear about the neuroscience behind Resilience and Rebecca goes through some resources that she has found particularly helpful herself.

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    Resources mentioned in the episode: 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 5 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

     ____

    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG. Given that they are recorded with Wigan clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Immunoglobulins

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Haematologist Dr Chris Gregory about Immunoglobulins.

    The subject is approached from the point of view of primary care clinicians ordering immunoglobulin blood tests. We get Dr Gregory's opinion on when it is useful to order an immunoglobulins blood test and go through the possible meaning of all the different types of results. We discuss raised immunoglobulin tests and the difference between monoclonal and polyclonal rises. We discuss the diagnosis of MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) and myeloma. 

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 3 minute surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG. Given that they are recorded with Wigan clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • B12 and Folate Deficiency

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Haematologist Dr Chris Gregory about B12 and folate deficiency.

    In this episode we talk about B12 and folate deficiency; How to investigate further and manage these results as well as touching on other causes of macrocytosis including haemolytic anaemia. 

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    Useful resources: 

    • British Society for Haematology guidelines 'Diagnosis of B12 and Folate Deficiency': click here

    (https://b-s-h.org.uk/guidelines/guidelines/diagnosis-of-b12-and-folate-deficiency/)

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 5 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG. Given that they are recorded with Wigan clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Anaemia and Iron Deficiency

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Haematologist Dr Chris Gregory about anaemia and iron deficiency.

    In this episode we talk generally about anaemia, how to interpret full blood count results and iron deficiency anaemia.

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    Useful resources: 

    • Blood Journal article 'So you know how to treat iron deficiency anemia': click here

    http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/126/17/1971?sso-checked=true

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    Have feedback or suggestions? You can help us know how we are doing with our 5 minute survey: click here

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG. Given that they are recorded with Wigan clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Contraception (Part 2)

    Lisa and Sara talk to GP Dr Gatenby about contraception.

    In this episode we talk about when contraception becomes effective when starting or swapping contraception types, quick starting pills, post-natal/breast feeding considerations for contraception as well as contraception around peri-menopause.

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    Useful resources: 

    • FSRH up to date guidance for all contraception matters: click here
    • Stockley's interactions checker (requires subscription): click here

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    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Contraception (Part 1)

    Lisa and Sara talk to GP Dr Gatenby about contraception.

    In this episode we talk about why contraception is so important, types of contraception, the new ways to take the COCP, the differences between preparations of pills, different bleeding patterns on hormonal contraception and options to manage these.

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    Useful resources: 

    • FSRH up to date guidance for all contraception matters: click here

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    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Palpitations and Atrial Fibrillation

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Cardiologist Dr Karthikeyan about palpitations and atrial fibrillation.

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    Resources mentioned in the episode:

    • BMJ best practice article about pheochromocytoma: click here (requires login)
    • NICE CKS, anti-coagulation: click here
    • NICE CKS atrial fibrillation: click here

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    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.

    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Cardiac Causes of Blackouts

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Cardiologist Dr Karthikeyan about cardiac causes for blackouts.

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    Resources mentioned in the episode:

    - GMC guidance on reporting driving concerns: click here
    - DVLA fitness to drive guidance: click here 

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    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.

    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Heart Failure

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Cardiologist Dr Arya about Heart failure.

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (amended CA125 discussion)

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Bliss about Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 

    ***THIS EPISODE HAS BEEN RE-UPLOADED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CA125 BLOOD TESTS***

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  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Bliss about abnormal liver function tests. 

    Here is a link to the NAFLD score calculator

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG. Given that they are recorded with Wigan clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen. Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk. The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Acid Reflux

    Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Bliss about acid reflux. 

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    This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG. Given that they are recorded with Wigan clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen. Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk. The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

  • Introduction with Sara and Lisa
    Lisa and Sara introduce themselves and the plan for the coming podcasts. 
     
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