The prospect of unemployed GPs
The BMJ podcasts
by The BMJ
1w ago
With the anticipation of a new government in the UK, shadow health secretary Wes Streeting will hit the ground running - with a winter season (and it's inevitable crisis) and ongoing industrial desputes with junior doctors. Elisabeth Mahase ask him about his plans to handle these challenges if elected. We also find our selves in the puzzling situation of potential GP unemployment in the UK despite a high demand for primary care doctors, Helen Salisbury, GP and columnist for The BMJ explains how we've got into this situation. Finally, Peter Doshi has been looking at the financial entanglement o ..read more
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Fixing healthcare's workforce problems
The BMJ podcasts
by The BMJ
3w ago
Where next for psychological safety? Amy Edmundson is professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. Her work on psychological safety has underpinned so much quality improvement, and she joins us fresh of the stage at the International Forum on Quality and safety in healthcare to talk about the next steps in creating a safe work place. The BMJ has published two new investigations, looking at the alcohol and tobacco industry funding of public health and education - we’ll hear how the companies who create the problems, are now styling themselves as the solution. Rebecca C ..read more
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Improving NHS gender identity services - Hilary Cass
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
1M ago
Hilary Cass, the former president of the Royal College of Paediatrics, has spent the last 3 years collating the evidence for treatment of gender questioning young people; engaging with those young people, their families and their clinicians - all with the aim of improving NHS treatment of this complex and vulnerable group. In this interview, Kamran Abbasi, editor in chief of The BMJ, speaks in depth to Cass about her review - about evidence base for transitioning, but also about the way in which the siloing of care for young trans people has failed them.  They discuss the need to support ..read more
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Derogation, an ultra processed food system, and catch up pay for the NHS
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
2M ago
Derogation, the way in which striking doctors can be recalled to the ward to protect patient safety, was agreed by NHS England and the BMA. Now, new data The BMJ has uncovered shows that the mechanism was rarely used - and when it was tried, was often rejected. Gareth Iacobucci explains what that means about relations between the government, the NHS, and doctors. Felice Jacka, director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, is one of the authors of our recent ultra-processed foods umbrella review - and joins the podcast to talk about the link between diet and health; and why gover ..read more
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The future of the clinical relationship, code sharing, and a Nye-t at the theatre
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
2M ago
In this week's podcast:   How AI will affect the clinician-patient relationship? Our annual Nuffield Summit roundtable asks how the promise of tech tools stacks up against reality, and how the future of the therapeutic relationship can be protected (participants below).   Your code is as important as your methods, which is why The BMJ now requires you to share it - Ben Goldacre and Nick De Vito, from the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Oxford, explain why it's so important, and how The BMJ's new data and code sharing policy could change research transp ..read more
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A health and care emergency, the US constitutional weakness for pandemic response, ActionAid in conflict zones
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
3M ago
With a new logo, and new music, comes a revamped The BMJ Podcast. Every two weeks we’ll be bringing you a magazine style show, more variety and perspectives on medicine, health, and wellbeing. In this episode: Former chief executive of the NHS, Nigel Crisp, explaining why the UK is  facing a national health and care emergency (01:22) The guest editors of our US covid series, Gavin Yamey and Ana Diez Roux, discuss the US pandemic response, and how problems are built into the US constitution (19:48) How The BMJ’s ActionAid appeal will help people in Gaza, Syria and Somalia (33:06) &n ..read more
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Christmas 2023 - performing medicine, and prescribing nature
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
5M ago
  In this festive edition of the BMJ podcast, we hear about what medicine can learn from music, when it comes to giving a convincing performance, and how we can grow an evidence base for nature prescribing.   Professors Roger Kneebone and Aaron William of the Centre for Performance Science raise the curtain on the performance of medicine, and we hear what your consultation technique could learn from a hairstylist.   Ruth Garside, Professor of Evidence Synthesis, Karen Husk, Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Edward Chapman from the Health and Environment Public Engagemen ..read more
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Oxytocin, clinical outcomes, and patient choice, in resource constrained settings
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
5M ago
There’s an inherent tension between creating quality standards that are very clinically focussed, and standards which are very patient centred - especially in settings where clinical outcomes can be compromised by basic lack of resources.  The use of oxytocin to prevent bleeding after birth is an example of this - WHO quality guidelines clearly measure and incentivise use of the drug, but in more wealthy healthcare systems, adherence patient preference is the key measure. How can we ensure that less wealthy healthcare systems are also patient centred?   Our guests for this discussion ..read more
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Social connection is essential for health; supporting adolescent health and wellbeing
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
5M ago
In this specially curated three-part podcast series from The BMJ, we explore the importance of community and connection to foster adolescent wellbeing.   The discussion covers athe  wide array of issues young people face, with a particular focus on the unique challenges of adolescence from a social perspective. The episode unpacks the significance of having supportive relationships within families, schools, and communities and the influence of these relationships on the mental and behavioural health outcomes of adolescents.    It also explores the impact of digitalization o ..read more
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It’s time for an educational revolution; supporting adolescent health and wellbeing
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ Group
5M ago
In the final episode of this three-part podcast series from The BMJ, we dive into the vital topic of education for adolescents and how it influences the course of life.    This podcast explores barriers, burdens and possibilities of change in the educational system to better support young people, and how the traditional system of schooling is failing to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to lead healthy lives.   We also hear how the value of informal education and its impact on subjects ranging from health to gender equality, and that learning isn’t limited to youn ..read more
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