Talk Evidence covid-19 update - How well have physical distancing measures worked?
Fresh outbreaks of covid in Europe and a wave of infections in the United States have been in the news this week, highlighting the renewed need for social distancing – but to what extent? In this edition, we explore the real-world evidence for physical distancing measures as well as the research into whether or not facemasks make us behave more recklessly.We also discuss the non-covid themes of research transparency and a BMJ investigation into the lucrative business of orphan drugs. (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

“Trust me, I’m a GP” with Karen Praeter and Rhea Boyd
In light of the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (the Cumberlege report) in early July, which assessed the use of vaginal mesh, sodium valproate and Primodos and their associated under-acknowledged complications, this week we discuss trust between patients and doctors, and how that relationship of trust can break down when patients feel that their concerns and their pain are not being recognised and supported. We talk about the influence of racial inequalities on trust and healthcare outcomes, GPs being an advocate for their patients, and we ask what structural changes to the healt...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – addiction during lockdown
Lockdown has been such a stressful period that many healthcare professionals developed abnormal behaviours to cope. Addiction is one such behaviour, be it to a substance – alcohol for example – or any other obsessive activity like exercise. Dr Caroline Walker, an NHS psychiatrist and therapist who has personal experience of addiction discusses the harmful behaviours to look out for and what to do about them. (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Marian Knight - Improving obstetric outcomes with a single dose of antibiotics
This time of year we would usually be doing some podcasts from the BMJ awards - but the pandemic has delayed our plans. We’re still working on acknowledging some of the best medicine from around the UK, but in the meantime we’ve decided to give out the awards for outstanding contribution to health, and research paper of the year. In the following interview, Fiona Godlee - the BMJ’s editor in chief, talks to Marian Knight, lead author of the ANODE trial - The BMJ's research paper of the year.For more about The BMJ Awards categories and previous winners; https://thebmjawards.bmj.com/ (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

David Pencheon - measuring the climate impact of the NHS
This time of year we would usually be doing some podcasts from the BMJ awards - but the pandemic has delayed our plans. We’re still working on acknowledging some of the best medicine from around the UK, but in the meantime we’ve decided to give out the awards for outstanding contribution to health, and research paper of the year. In the following interview, Fiona Godlee - the BMJ’s editor in chief, talks to David Pencheon, director of the NHS sustainability unit about his work.For more about The BMJ Awards categories and previous winners; https://thebmjawards.bmj.com/ (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Covid public health - Data is fundamental
As the pandemic play out, we ’ve seen ways in which the collection of covid data - and it’s sharing, has been flawed, with reports in the UK that local authorities haven't got granular data, and in the US that the CDC is being circumvented for data reporting.Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health at Muhlenburgh College, and Sridhar Venkatapuram, director of global health education& training at King's College London join us to discuss why data is fundamental to the social contract between the public and their government, and why undermining it is so dangerous. (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - How will we know if a vaccine works?
Vaccines have been in the news this week - but when you dig into the stories, it turns out that the hype is about phase 1 trials. We're a long way from being sure any of the 150 possible vaccines being developed actually work. In this talk evidence we're talking to a researcher, a regulator, and a manufacturer about the way in covid-19 is upending normal vaccine development, which hurdles they'll have to reach to get onto the market, and how we'll know which one to choose when they are there. This week (1.10) We said that covid would have a knock-on effect on other treatments, and Helen looks at some research into acut...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Tackling racism with Annabel Sowemimo, Shani Scott and Joan Saddler OBE
The signs and symptoms of racism have long permeated our society, and are embedded in our clinical practice and medical education. Recent events in the US, including the murder of George Floyd, have brought the Black Lives Matter movement to the fore of public consciousness, and have sparked outrage and protests in countries around the world. COVID-19 has exposed the inequalities in our healthcare systems, as the virus has had a disproportionate impact on some ethnic minority communities. In this week ’s episode, we discuss colonial undertones to contraception policy-making, how doctors remaining silent on racial iss...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Making the drug and device system fit for patients
A series of medical scandals prompted Jeremy Hunt, former UK health secretary to launch the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review - with the explicit aim of strengthening the patient voice in order to help build a "system that listens, hears and acts – with speed, compassion and proportionality" That report is out, and describes a system that does anything but. In this podcast, Sir Cyril Chantler, the review's vice chair discusses their recommendations, for better regulation, transparency and patient advocacy in the use of medicines and medi cal devices. Read the full report: https://ww...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

What are the chances of an American vaccine?
US President Donald Trump has been pushing hard for an American vaccine against Covid-19. He's named the program Operation Warp Speed, which has many people worried that safety tests will be rushed. What are the prospects for an American vaccine against Covid-19? If the US is first, will it make its vaccines available to other countries? And what if it's not first? Three American vaccine experts talk with the BMJ about prospects for an American vaccine against the new coronavirus. Joining us are; Nicole Lurrie - senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School and a strategic adviser to the foundation working on global vacci...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – how to say no
We all know that healthcare professionals are stretching themselves to provide the care that ’s needed right now. But there are instances when you might find yourself out of your comfort zone or being pushed too hard or fast. When is it ok to say no to these demands? We spoke to Kate Burnett who educates NHS staff on empowerment about how to voice your position clearly and how to reconci le the guilt you might feel of letting the side down.www.bmj.com/wellbeing (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - drop in excess deaths, HIV drugs, academic promotion
In this week's Talk Evidence we're hearing about how the death rate has dropped below average, disappointment about HIV drugs for covid-19 treatment, a trial to reduce polypharmacy, and why academic promotions matter to everyone else. 1.35 - Carl gives us one of his death updates 3.30 - Helen asks if it’s finally time to be able to do the international comparisons we’ve been waiting for? 16.10 - New research suggests that extreme PPE prevents transmission - but PPE came with a whole range of other viral suppression measur es, and they all work together. 21.30 - The Recovery trial has said that  lopina...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Lowering the shield with Julia Marcus and Carol Liddle
The relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations is raising a lot of questions, both for doctors and for patients. This week, we discuss how the lack of clarity and coherence in public health messages over the past few months has caused anxiety and confusion for our patients, especially those who have been told to shield. We talk about GPs tailoring shielding advice to suit the individuals they treat, the politicisation of mask wearing, and the flaws of ‘abstinence-only’ health messaging. How do we balance prompting overall health, rather than just working to prevent disease, and how do we start taking baby ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

David Michaels - Doubt is an industry tactic
For a long time, the BMJ has been interested in conflicts of interest and how that skews the research base. We also heard in our podcast on "Big Tan" that science is being used to sow seeds of doubt into the association between sunbeds and skin cancer, by scrutinizing the minutiae of a research paper, but ignoring it's bigger message. Now it's all just happening in medicine. This is an industry tactic. And to talk about that we're joined by David Michaels - who was the longest serving head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and an epidemiologist and professor at the George Washington Univers...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Covid-19 in the U.S. - returning to work in a pandemic
In the third part of our series of podcasts “Corona Virus as Seen Through a US Lens,” features editor for The BMJ, Joanne Silberner, talks to Dr. Adeline Goss about the experience of being a new mom and a hospital resident during the crisis. In The BMJ, Dr Goss recently wrote about the challenges facing medical residents as they deal wi th working during the virus. When she went on maternity leave a few months ago, nothing seemed amiss, beyond the normal stress of being a new mom. But when she returned to full time work on June 1, everything had changed. Goss kept an audio diary of her experience preparing ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - dexamethosone, testing, rehabilitation after covid.
This week we're looking beyond the press release for dexamethasone, the long awaited review of antibody testing, and how well people are recovering after surviving acute covid-19. (2.36) The preprint for dexamethasone is finally out - considerably after the press release. Carl digs into it to find out how good the news actually is. (8.49) There are a couple of newly published systematic reviews on antibody testing, so we return to our testing guru Jon Deeks - professor of biostatistics at the University of Birmingham to give us an update. (23.52)Covid-19, it became apparent as the pandemic grew, was more than a respir...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Mala Rao on the UK's new race in health observatory
Earlier this year, the bmj published a racism in medicine issue - the issue was guest edited by Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of the NHS Confederation and Professor Mala Rao, professor of public health at Imperial College London. At the event to launch the issue, they managed to persuade Simon Stephens , chief executive of the NHS, to put money into a “race in health observatory” Mala joins us to talk about what that observatory is going to do, how it will maintain independence, it's role in synthesising, commissionin g and implementing research, and where the organisation might begin in tackling th...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Resetting General Practice with Martin Marshall, Jenny Doust and Toyin Ajayi
In this week ’s episode, our focus is on what the post-COVID world of general practice might look like. The pandemic has exposed the inequalities in our social and healthcare systems, but has also given GPs some much-needed headspace to reflect on changes to make going forward. Will we be able to turn general practice off and on again, like a faulty computer? Will we just drift back to the status quo, or will we seize this opportunity to shake up the old routines in order to redefine the role of the GP and to benefit the ever-evolving needs of our patients? Our guests: Martin Marshall is Chair of the R oyal College...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

The corona virus pandemic in South America
At the end of May, the WHO said that South America has become the new epicentre of the covid-19 pandemic. The majority of those with covid are in Brazil - not entirely surprising given it is the most populous - but in neighbouring Peru, numbers are growing too. And it’s to Peru that we turn to talk to our guest today, Valerie Paz-Soldan is a social scientist and director of the Tulane Health Office for Latin America - part of the university’s school of public health and tropical medicine. She joins us to talk about the pattern of the virus in Peru in particular, but elsewhere in the region, and how the pand...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing - the art of the staycation
n normal times, around this time we ’d start thinking about weekend breaks and summer holidays abroad. More than most healthcare staff and other key workers are in dire need of time out. Given the uncertainties around foreign travel, how can we recreate in some way that holiday feeling. Simon Calder, travel correspondent for The Ind ependent newspaper, offers his staycation tips and alternative travel advice. (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - surgisphere data, and protests in a pandemic
This week, we ’re asking questions about surgisphere data, and how it might have got into such high impact journals, we’re also talking about the protests around the world about structural racism - and how they intersect with the covid pandemic. (1.39) Helen and Carl talk about the data underlying the newly retracted papers on hydroxychloroquine and ace-inhibitors or ARBs and covid. (7.45) Fiona Godlee, the BMJ’s editor in chief, comes onto the pod to talk about retractions, and why they’re often called for, an rarely done. (25.10) We talk about the protests, and Carl gives us his opinion on the ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing - how Burmese Buddhism can help
How might Burmese Buddhism help deal with pandemic stress? Christopher Bu drew on his familial heritage and the tradition of practicing mindfulness to cope with the stresses of studying to be a doctor. He invites us to consider how the same techniques might be useful psychological tool for all healthcare workers during this challenging time. (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence covid-19 update - second wave and care home failings
In this episode of Talk Evidence, we'll be finding out if second waves are inevitable (or even a thing), how the UK's failure to protect it's care homes is symbolic of a neglected part of public life, and why those papers on hydroxychloroquine were retracted. This is Talk Evidence - the podcast for evidence based medicine, where research, guidance and practice are debated and demystified. Helen Macdonald, UK research editor for The BMJ, and Carl Heneghan, professor of EBM at the University of Oxford and editor of BMJ EBM, talk about some of the latest developments in the world of evidence, and what they mean. This week...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Counting the ways Donald Trump failed in the pandemic
The Trump administration was left a playbook for pandemics when they entered the Whitehouse, but even before covid-19 was a threat systematically dismantled the public health protections put in place to follow that playbook. In this podcast, Nicole Lurie, Gavin Yamey and Gregg Gonsalves talk about how the US response to public health was mismanaged, how it has become politicized, and what that playbook suggested should have been done. They also talk about rebuilding public health in the US after this is all over. Our guests; Nicole Lurie, former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response under the Obama administr...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Testing times with James McCormack and Jess Watson
For GPs, testing patients is their “bread and butter”. This week, we discuss the “better safe than sorry” attitude towards testing, which is so common among doctors – are we guilty of over-testing purely out of force of habit, or are we worried about missing something vital, and therefore find reassurance in doing them? How should we interpret test results, and how do these results affect the way we manage our patients? And, with the huge focus on COVID-19 testing in the media, how do we communicate the current risks and uncertainties surrounding it to our patients? Our guests: James McCormac...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence covid-19 update - remdesivir redux, the overwhelming volume of research
That remdesivir study has finally been published - what does it say and is it as independant as claimed. Also, as the world's focus turned to covid, so have researchers - and they've produced over 15000 papers. How can we sift through the flood of research and know what's any good? (2.30) Helen Macdonald talks to Elizabeth Loder about the volume of research we're seeing, and why journals and peer reviewers are struggling to check it all. (8.15) The study on remdesivir has been published - the trial was stopped early, and the primary outcome switched - we talk about how that increases uncertainty over the results, and co...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Ray Moynihan - Declarations of interest in healthcare leaders
*Non covid content alert* While the last couple of months have been covid-19 focused, the work of the beforetimes carries on - including a topic the BMJ is perennially interested in, industry funding of medics. Ray Moynihan, researcher at Bond University, has been looking at financial ties between some healthcare associat ion leaders, and industry, in the US, and reports that in new research published this week in The BMJ. Read the full open access research;Financial ties between leaders of influential US professional medical associations and industry: cross sectional study - https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1505 (...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Ray Moynighan - Declarations of interest in healthcare leaders
*Non covid content alert* While the last couple of months have been covid-19 focused, the work of the beforetimes carries on - including a topic the BMJ is perennially interested in, industry funding of medics. Ray Moynighan, researcher at Bond University, has been looking at financial ties between some healthcare associa tion leaders, and industry, in the US, and reports that in new research published this week in The BMJ. Read the full open access research;Financial ties between leaders of influential US professional medical associations and industry: cross sectional study - https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1505 ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – how to write a wellbeing prescription
How might stress affect your performance as a healthcare worker? That’s the question that Mark Stacey, a consultant obstetric anaesthetist in Cardiff, has been interested in for the past 10 years. He saw similarities in the aviation industry, which uses a theory of human factors to explain why things go wrong when humans interact with complex systems. Stres s was a major culprit, in both aerospace and medicine, so he began to explore wellbeing as a way to reduce stress and, in turn, reduce adverse events. He has developed the idea of writing yourself a wellbeing prescription, which includes practical techniques s...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Public health response to covid-19 - data integrity and the importance of international comparison
This last week has seen questions raised about the integrity of some of the epidemiological data being produced by US states, and as rates continue to grow in some countries international comparisons are being questioned. To discuss the implication of that are; Sridhar Venkatapuram associate professor global health& philosophy at King's College London Kathleen Bachynski Assistant professor of public health at Muhlenberg College Martin MckeeProfessor of European health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - strategies to end lockdown, more testing
This week we're focussing on what kind of information we need to be able to collect and use as the country transitions out of lockdown - and why local lockdowns may be here for some time. We also hear about the new antibody tests which are available in the UK - are they actually a game changer? (2.00) Helen explains what some new evidence says about hydroxychloroquine (spoiler; don’t take it for covid-19) (6.40) *Non covid alert* - Carl tells us about new research on compressi ons stockings for thromboprophylaxis, and the importance of doing research on non-pharmacological interventions (10.30) David Nabarro, S...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence - strategies to end lockdown, more testing
This week we're focussing on what kind of information we need to be able to collect and use as the country transitions out of lockdown - and why local lockdowns may be here for some time. We also hear about the new antibody tests which are available in the UK - are they actually a game changer? (2.00) Helen explains what some new evidence says about hydroxychloroquine (spoiler; don’t take it for covid-19) (6.40) *Non covid alert* - Carl tells us about new research on compressi ons stockings for thromboprophylaxis, and the importance of doing research on non-pharmacological interventions (10.30) David Nabarro, S...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talking about dying from covid with Scott Murray and Katherine Shear
With COVID-19 still ongoing, and at the forefront of the minds of doctors, patients and members of the public alike, difficult conversations are taking place - GPs are encouraged to talk about death with those who might not be ready to discuss it, and families are losing loved ones without being able to say goodbye. In this episode, we also look at survivor guilt, the range of emotions that grieving encompasses, and how to address the potentially thorny subject of advance care planning with COVID-19 patients. Our guests: Katherine Shear, internist and psychiatrist, is Director of The Center for Complicated Grief at Colum...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Pandemics from history - how they inform our response now
Does history count as a non-pharmaceutical intervention? Much of our view on what to do in this pandemic has been influenced by the 1917 Spanish 'flu outbreak - even though covid-19 seems to be acting differently. In this podcast, we talk to Howard Markel, a professor of pediatrics at Michigan, as well as professor in the history of medicine.... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Adam Kurchaski, using viral epidemiology to combat fake news
Hydroxychloroquine is in the news again - as Trump and some news organisations are pushing it as a treatment, despite evidence (published in The BMJ) showing it lacks efficacy, and has a load of potential negative effects - including arrhythmias. We know that kind of information spreads online - particularly through social media, but how does it do that? In this podcast we talk to Adam Kurchaski, and epidemiologist from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who has used disease modelling tools to look at fake news spread, an d has some ideas about creating an online social distance.For more covid coverage ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Using viral epidemiology to combat fake news
Hydroxychloroquine is in the news again - as Trump and some news organisations are pushing it as a treatment, despite evidence (published in The BMJ) showing it lacks efficacy, and has a load of potential negative effects - including arrhythmias. We know that kind of information spreads online - particularly through social media, but how does it... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence covid-19 update - answering questions with big data
Big data is being crunched to help us tackle some of the enormous amount of uncertainty about covid-19, what the symptoms are, fatality rate, treatment options, things we shouldn't be doing. In these podcasts, we're going to try to get away from the headlines and talk about what we need to know - to hopefully give you some insight into these issues. This week. (3.10) Calum Semple, professor of outbreak medicine at the University of Liverpool talks about the ISARIC project - predesig ned research brought off the shelf and deployed during a pandemic. (14.20) Ben Goldacre, doctor, researcher and director of the EBM datal...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence - covid-19 update. Answering questions with big data
Big data is being crunched to help us tackle some of the enormous amount of uncertainty about covid-19, what the symptoms are, fatality rate, treatment options, things we shouldn't be doing. In these podcasts, we're going to try to get away from the headlines and talk about what we need to know - to hopefully give you some insight into these... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Soumya Swaminathan - WHO's chief scientist is trying to fix research during a pandemic
If you ’re a regular listener to our podcasts, you’ll have heard how Covid is exposing the cracks in our systems of healthcare - from showing how poorly provisioned elderly social care is, to how antibody testing issues have exposing how innovation is uncoordinated and driven by the worst bits of the f ree market. In this podcast we talked to... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – how to deal with the post-emergency crash
The first peak of the pandemic has passed, the situation in hospitals is more manageable. While healthcare workers are preparing for the long haul, Abi and Cat discuss how to deal with this period of post-crisis crash. In this podcast, we speak to Ali Milani, a former Labour politician who ran against Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his London... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Public health response - Lifting thelockdown
We ’re at the point in the pandemic that restrictions on the way people live and work are being relaxed around the world, but how that changes safety for the population is very different depending on your demographic - will you have to work with other people, will you have to take public transport to work, and can you wear a mask in public... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence covid-19 update - natural history of covid, include patients in guidelines
For the next few months Talk Evidence is going to focus on the new corona virus pandemic. There is an enormous amount of uncertainty about the disease, what the symptoms are, fatality rate, treatment options, things we shouldn't be doing. We're going to try to get away from the headlines and talk about what we need to know - to hopefully give you some insight into these issues. This week: (1.20) Carl gives us an update on the England and Wales admission data. (3.00) Helen talks about ways in which spread and severity of infectio n amongst household contacts. (8.20) We talk natural history of covid-19, and Harlan Krum...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence covid-19 update: natural history of covid, include patients in guidelines
For the next few months Talk Evidence is going to focus on the new corona virus pandemic. There is an enormous amount of uncertainty about the disease, what the symptoms are, fatality rate, treatment options, things we shouldn't be doing. We're going to try to get away from the headlines and talk about what we need to know - to hopefully give you... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – coping with Covid fatigue
We are more than six weeks into the lockdown and if you were to gauge the mood of the nation, it would be one of fatigue. It started as an all-hands-on-deck emergency situation, but it now transpires that the current work situation for healthcare professionals is not going to change any time soon. This is a marathon rather than a sprint. So how... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Coping with Covid with Monica Schoch-Spana and Jud Brewer
In this week ’s episode, we discuss bystander guilt, convergence, brain hacks and “how you can sneeze on someone’s brain from anywhere in the world”. How can GPs cope with the myriad worries around treating patients during the current pandemic, both on the frontline and in general practice? How do we rec ognise and break unhelpful anxious behaviour... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Frontline stories - caring for non-covid patients
As the pandemic plays out - hospitals are reconfigured to increase critical care capacity, outpatient clinics become virtual, and elective procedures delayed. How are these affecting care for those who are in hospital but don't have covid-19? In this podcast, Matt Morgan,honorary senior research fellow at Cardiff University, consultant in... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - lack of testing transparency, how to give good debate
For the next few months Talk Evidence is going to focus on the new corona virus pandemic. There is an enormous amount of uncertainty about the disease, what the symptoms are, fatality rate, treatment options, things we shouldn't be doing. We're going to try to get away from the headlines and talk about what we need to know - to hopefully give you... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – how one junior doctor found a way to support frontline staff
How can we help frontline clinicians? Sometimes medics may feel uneasy or even guilty and that they could be doing more. That was what a junior doctor in Abergavenny in Wales felt and she did something about it. In this podcast, we speak to Josie Cheetham about how she started her initiative to provide support boxes in hospitals for her... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Public Health Vs The Economy
Around the world, as the covid pandemic plays out, and some countries are starting to ease their restrictions, this narrative of the economy and public health being opposing weights on a set of scales keeps returning - they need to be balanced. But before this, a healthy population is very much seen as being supportive of the economy. So is a... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Frontline stories - working as a GP during covid
As the pandemic plays out - the way in which doctors in the UK practice is changing, hospitals are reconfigured to increase critical care capacity, GPs are working from home and doing their day to day work remotely. Some of the changes have come at the detriment of staff and patient wellbeing but covid-19 has also helped cut through some of the... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts