Talk Evidence - excess deaths, the ONS, and the healthcare crisis
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by BMJ talk medicine
7h ago
In this week's episode, we're focusing on covid and the ongoing crisis in the NHS. Helen Macdonald, Juan Franco and Joseph Ross cast their evidence seeking eyes over research into outcomes as well as the workload of doctors. Firstly, Joe tells us about a new big data study into longer term outcomes after mild covid-19, how those ongoing symptoms relate to long covid, and how often they resolve themselves. Juan looks back to his homeland to see what Argentina which was very early to offer children vaccinations against covid-19. He tells us how a new study design can help understand how effectiv ..read more
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Formal Training Pathways, are they really all that?
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by BMJ talk medicine
3w ago
One size doesn’t fit all - so what are the alternative career paths of doctors in the NHS? The treadmill of medical school, to foundation training, to specialist training, to a consultant position takes years and is not very trainee-centric in it’s design. So are there other ways for doctors to be able to work in the NHS, still progress their career, but also tailor the job to themselves? And what are the drawbacks of trying to do that? In this podcast, Clara Munro is joined by Flo Wedmore and new panelist Jason Ramsingh, a surgical trainee in Newcastle. They speak to Rob Fleming an SAS (speci ..read more
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Conflict and food global food insecurity
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by BMJ talk medicine
1M ago
As we gear up for the winter in the northern hemisphere, the need to stay warm and eat well is pressing - but in 2022, there are global pressures working against us. Russia invaded Ukraine, and the subsequent restrictions on exports from both of those countries is being felt in terms of fuel costs - but also food costs. At the same time, this year has seen droughts and flooding which have affected global food production, as well as continuing restrictions around covid and economic activity. All of these factors are working together to increase food insecurity. Our Guests; Sheryl Hendricks, pro ..read more
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DNACPR
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by BMJ talk medicine
1M ago
In this episode of the Dr. Informed podcast, the topic of discussion is death and dying, and how to speak to patient's about DNACPR orders. The panel discuss the importance of doctors having discussions with patients about end-of-life care as a way of creating the best possible death for patients. The conversation also touches on the challenges that doctors may face when having these difficult discussions and they give some advice on how they to overcome them. Joining Clara are; Mark Taubert, palliative care consultant, and national chair of future care planning for the Welsh Government Kat Sh ..read more
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#MedTwitter - a force for good or evil?
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by BMJ talk medicine
2M ago
#MedTwitter consists of an online community of researchers, health practitioners and students who have created an open source decentralised forum for information sharing, medical education and professional networking. #MedTwitter also provides a space for publications to be shared and promoted. While many will credit Twitter with giving a voice to clinicians, it also comes with challenges, the potential for abuse, or the spread of misinformation. Joining Clara to discuss are; Jonathan Guckian, a dermatology registrar in Leeds, and director of social media and communications at the Association ..read more
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WISH 2022 - Antimicrobial resistance, and workforce wellbeing
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by BMJ talk medicine
2M ago
Last month, saw the WISH 2022 - the World Innovation Summit for Health, where experts from around the world came and presented their ideas. In this podcast we'll hear from Dame Sally Davies, the UK’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance - she explains how covid, and treatment uncertainty, put paid to conservative prescribing; and what innovations in microbial treatment are on the horizon. Following that, James Campbell, director of the health workforce department at the WHO, who joins us to talk about new data they have on the wellbeing, and why the international market for healthcare sta ..read more
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Talk Evidence - Diabetes data, colonoscopies, and researchers behaving badly
The BMJ podcasts
by BMJ talk medicine
3M ago
In this month's Talk Evidence, Helen Macdonald, The BMJ's research integrity editor, is joined again by Juan Franco, editor in chief of BMJ EBM, and Joe Ross, US research editor. They're straying beyond the pages of The BMJ, and discussing an NEJM paper about colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening. We have a listener request, asking about evidence for England's " NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme" - what do we know about how lifestyle interventions work at a population level? Juan puts on his Cochrane hat to answer the query. We stay with diabetes, and Joe tells us about his research tryi ..read more
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Doctor Informed - what to expect from an inquest
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by BMJ talk medicine
4M ago
In our new season of Doctor Important, we'll be discussing topics that are not always talked about, and today, by popular request of our listners, we're talking about Coroner's Court and inquests - two things that strike terror into doctors, but are often not as bad as you may fear. Our panel; Clara Munro is a surgical trainee in the North East Deanery. She's joined by her colleage Katie Strong, another surgical trainee. We also have returning to Doctor Informed Ayisha Ashmore, an Obs and Gynae registrar in the East Midlands. Our Expert guest this week is Beth Walker, a former palliative care ..read more
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Series 1 wrap up
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by BMJ talk medicine
5M ago
This is our last episode of series 1 of Doctor Informed, and with it we're coming full circle. Clara will be talking to our first two guests, Mary Dixon-Woods and Bill Kirkup, having now heard from all of our other experts over this series. In this first series, we've learned about speaking out, team work, compassionate leadership - all the things that are needed to help clinicians challenge the status quo, So in this episode, we'll be asking Mary how much she thinks things have changed, and Bill how he manages a career challenging the healthcare system. Our guests Mary Dixon-Woods is director ..read more
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Reflecting on a crisis
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by BMJ talk medicine
6M ago
Previous Doctor Informed episodes have discussed how to prevent patient safety issues from occurring, but sometimes situations are beyond anyone's control - like covid. Hhow should individual doctors, and the hospital system, respond to those crises? Especially when it can be hard to look back at things we know have gone wrong, and could be critical of the way we responded. In this episode, we're joined by Annelieke Dresden, a medical anthropologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who has spent hours listening to patient experiences of ICU during the covid pandemic. We'l ..read more
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