Doctor Informed - the generational divide
It's zoomers vs boomers on this week's Doctor Informed, as we assemble a multigenerational team to talk about the "good old days" and if the youth of today are really snowflakes.Clara Munro is joined by Nikki Nabavi, a medical student at Manchester University and a regular on Sharp Scratch (The BMJ's student podcast); Ayisha Ashmoore, an trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology, in the East Midlands; and Alastair Munro, a retired professor of oncology (and Clara's dad). (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - September 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Doctor Informed - what to expect from an inquest
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 registrar who now works as an ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - September 12, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Series 1 wrap up
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 of THIS Institute, and a ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - September 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence - a new way of understanding antidepressant effectiveness
In this week's episode, Joe Ross, professor of medicine at Yale, and The BMJ's US research editor, and Juan Franco, researcher at Heinrich-Heine-Universit ät and editor in chief of BMJ EBM are in the hot-seat. They will discuss new research on the effectiveness of antidepressants - based on all the individual patient data submitted to the FDA between 1979 and now. We'll take a look at a study of industry sponsorship of cost effectiveness analysis, and seeing similar patters of publication bias to RCTs. And finally we'll be talking about new research on the ongoing, and emergent pandemics - covid and monkeypox. Readin...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Reflecting on a crisis
Previous Doctor Informed episodes have discussed how to prevent patient safety issues from occurring, but sometimes situations are beyond anyone's control - like COVID. It can be hard to look back, especially if difficult decisions and compromises were made, including ones we did not completely agree with, or if there could be criticism of the way we responded. We ask how individual doctors, teams, and organisations could respond to and recover from major problems? In this episode, we're joined by Annelieke Driessen, a THIS Institute fellow and medical anthropologist. She is a research fellow at the University of Oxford ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 9, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence - shoulders, knees, and woes
In this episode, Juan Franco, editor in chief of BMJ EBM, and Helen Macdonald, The BMJ's research integrity editor, sit down to discuss what's new in the world of evidence. Firstly, last week they went to the first EBM Live conference for two years - and report back on what happened when the evidence community got back together. We have two research papers looking at knees and shoulders, and finding out about the balance of risks and benefits. In covid news, we're still finding new symptoms associated with infection, 2.5 years after the pandemic started. We'll also hear how complex it is to research vaccine efficacy now...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 31, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Diabetes in Ukraine - supporting NCDs in a conflict zone
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, living under the uncertainty has become the new normal for thousands of patients with diabetes who are dependant on insulin. Supporting patients with non-communicable disease is the reality of all disaster situations now, and that added layer of complexity makes coordinating responses even harder. In this podcast, we'll hear how people with diabetes are being supported in Ukraine, and what is being done to improve thin gs, despite the continued fighting. Our guests; Iryna Vlasenko, Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation Slim Slama, unit head for NCD managem...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 18, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence - political persuasion and mortality, too much medicine
In this week's episode, Helen Macdonald is joined by Joseph Ross, US research editor for The BMJ, and Juan Franco, editor of BMJ EBM. They begin by discussing a review of obesity interventions in primary care, and Joe wonders if GPs are really the best people to tackle the issue. https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069719 Cervical screening in the UK now includes HPV testing, and they look at research which examines wheth er this could mean longer periods between screening tests. https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-068776 They all enjoy a new State of the Art Review into Revascularization in stable coronary...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 17, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Violence against GPs with Adam Janjua, Marcela Schilderman, and Anita Bignell
A recent investigation, by The BMJ, showed a worrying increase in incidence of violence, directed to wards GPs, and reported to the police. In this episode of Deep Breath in, Tom and Jenny are joined by Gareth Iacobucci, assistant news editor for The BMJ who broke the story. They'll hear from a GP affected, and get some advice on preventing violence, and deescalation, from two mental health experts, who deal with the most agitated patients. Our guests: Adam Janjua, a GP in Fleetwood, Lancashire. Marcela Schilderman, a consultant psychiatrist at South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Anita Bignell, a me...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

"But it’s always been done that way"
In Doctor Informed, we've been hearing a lot about the problems of healthcare, but we also want to talk about solutions. Whatever we're going to do to fix healthcare, whether that's bullying, or burnout, or patient safety - it's going to require change. And change is hard. In this episode Clara Munro is joined by Graham Martin, director of research at THIS Institute. They discuss the dreaded phrase "But it's always been done this way", and why failing is the path to success, and the true importance of listening. Our guests; Penny Pereira, Q managing director at the Health Foundation. Q helps promote improvement w...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 30, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence - evidence in Roe vs Wade, MI treatment variation, and tribal methodologies
Helen Macdonald, The BMJ's research integrity editor is back with another episode, and this week is joined by Joe Ross, professor of medicine and public health at Yale, and US research editor for The BMJ, and Juan Franco, editor in chief of BMJ EBM, and Professor at the Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires In this episode they discuss; The US supreme court looks set to overturn Roe v Wade, creating a patchwork of abortion provision across the U.S. We consider the role which evidence might play in documenting how health is affected by that decision, and whether medical evidence is being used at all i...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Get political, for health's sake
The influence of public health on politics, at least at the beginning of the pandemic, had never been stronger - but now it seems as hard to persuade politicians to pay attention as ever, yet political will is essential in making different sectors work together to create a healthier world. In this podcast, The BMJ's editor in chief, Kamran Abbasi is joined by Shyama Kuruvilla, senior strategic adviser at World Health Organization, and Kent Buse, director of the global healthier societies program at The George Institute for Global Health. They discuss examples of where multisectoral working has managed to bridge the gaps...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Deep Breath In - what's in store for general practice in the UK
This is a special episode of our podcast for GP's, Deep Breath In, where we tackle the everyday challenges of being a GP. With the focus on covid, and the pressure on hospitals, it may be easy to overlook what’s happening in general practice in the UK - but changes are afoot. Our new health secretary Sajid Javid doesn’t seem to like our long standing GP practice arrangement, NHS England has imposed new weekend wo rking arrangements on the already stretched service, and the workforce pressures continue. In this episode of Deep Breath In, our GP panel of Tom Nolan, Navjoyt Ladher, and Jenny Rasanathan are joined by Ga...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 30, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Creativity and wellbeing
Paula Redmond, clinical psychologist who supports healthcare workers experiencing burnout and other difficulties related to their job. Before this, she worked for the NHS until she experienced bullying, and a lack of support from her organisation, which made her strike out on her own. In this wellbeing podcast, she describes the way in which her experience of bullying affected her, and how she used the creative process to help her move on. She and Cat Chatfield discuss what creativity actually is, and why small projects can be just as useful as big complex ones - depending up on what you need at the time. Futher readi...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Quality improvement and wellbeing are inextricably linked
Over the course of the last few years, the BMJ has published a series of articles in our Quality Improvement series - aiming to give those new to improvement science a good grasp of how to think about changing things in healthcare. Then covid-19 came along, and it seemed like all of healthcare was now aimed at just surviving in the face of the pandemic, and all thoughts of quality improvement projects went out the window... But did they? Cat Chatfield, is joined by Will Warburton, former director of quality improvement at t he Health Foundation, and advisor on the series.To read all of the open access articles mentioned...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 15, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts