Podcast: Primary Care Knowledge Boost
Produced by Dr Sara MacDermott and Dr Lisa Adams
All things General Practice!
Join Dr Sara MacDermott and Dr Lisa Adams – two GPs in the Greater Manchester area – as they interview specialists from different subject areas. The podcasts aim to improve the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians.
The podcast has been made possible due to the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester.
An Introduction to GP and GP Nurse Fellowships
Published 14, April 2021
Here to explain what fellowships are is GP and GM training hub Clinical Lead Dr Gill Tonge. It was really interesting to hear the thinking behind the fellowships and hear the aims of supporting doctors and nurses after the first year of qualifying. The content is free and relevant to all in primary care and will include episodes on remote working, practice management skills, leadership and quality improvement.
Paramedics in Primary Care
Published 3, March 2021
The next in our series talking about additional roles in primary care is all about paramedics in general practice. Lisa and Sara speak to Scott Murray, who has been working as a paramedic within primary care for some time now, having transitioned through acute care and urgent care. He talks us through his journey, why he chose to move to primary care and some tips for both paramedics and the general practice team about how to make that transition.
Physician Associates in Primary Care
Published 10, February 2021
As part of their mini-series in Primary Care New Roles, Lisa and Sara spoke with Physician Associate Ricky Staniland to get an idea of how he became a Physician Associate in General Practice and what his role includes at present. Definite learning points were just how varied and useful Physician associates can be in practice. As part of her role as clinical director of Primary Care Workforce and Greater Manchester Training Hub, Dr Ali Lea joins the discussion.
Dealing with Uncertainty
Published 14, October 2020
In this episode Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Avril Danczak, a GP with an interest in managing uncertainty in medicine which led to her co-authoring the RCGP published book called Mapping Uncertainty in Medicine.
We cover what uncertainty is, and why it is important to address this within medicine and general practice.
We talk about ‘what to do when you don’t know what to do’, how to classify and identify different forms of uncertainty and then think about how you can go about addressing and managing this uncertainty in a structured way.
Staff Wellbeing and Silver Linings
Published 18, July 2020
Lisa and Sara bring back Dr Joanna Bircher and Dr Viren Mehta for this last episode in the COVID-19 series to reflect on all of the positives that have come from the outbreak in general practice, the personal and professional learning that they have had and some focus on staff wellbeing with a few simple ideas on how to support each other.
Thank you to Practice Managers Sara Mayer at Archwood Medical Practice and Michelle Davenport at Heaton Mersey Medical Practice for sharing their insights too.
Primary Care Nursing During COVID-19
Published 13, May 2020
Yesterday was international nurses day: this Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast highlights the great work that is being done by community nurses during COVID-19.
Lesley Royle-Pryor: Primary and Community Nurse Lead for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
Moira Ogunsakin: Greater Manchester Training Hub Lead Nurse, Lead Nurse for Practice Renewal for Salford Primary Care Together and Practice Nurse in Salford.
Dr Joanna Bircher: GP Partner in Tameside and Glossop and Clinical Director of the GP Excellence programme.
Published 14, April 2021
Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Adam Abbs about remote consulting. Dr Abbs is a GP who has written a handbook about remote consulting which has been accredited by the RCGP.
Remote consulting has been in our lives for quite some time now, and this doesn’t look likely to change anytime soon so we thought it was worth getting some more hints and tips to make us all the best remote consulters that we can be. We talk about common pitfalls, how to do some examinations remotely and a couple of special situations such as care homes and patients with visual or hearing impairments.
Why Leadership skills in primary care matter
Published 17, February 2021
Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Amar Rughani to discuss his approach to leadership. We talk about the importance of considering our influence, place in the world and how to achieve our goals. We consider our motivations for doing what we are doing in life; the importance of taking that step back to really consider why, how and what we are doing in the world and in general practice. From this we can then consider what we want the future to look like. Future episodes will then focus on how to get there.
What does the future of Primary Care look like?
Published 9, February 2021
To teach us more about the New Roles in primary care, as well as the development of existing roles in general practice, Dr Ali Lea and Primary and Community Nurse Lead Lesley Royal-Price join us.
The plans for Primary Care Work Transformation are described as ‘making sure we have the right team to deliver the best care looking after people the right way for them’. A great tagline that about sums it up.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Published 30, September 2020
This week’s podcast episode is all about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome with Tameside Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Mahshid Nickkho-Amiry.
It’s a detailed look at the subject using an example case, following this from diagnosis to management.
Early Diagnosis of Cancer
Published 19, August 2020
Early diagnosis of cancer is a huge priority in order to try to improve our cancer survival rates in the UK. Lisa and Sara took the opportunity to speak to Dr Sarah Taylor, GP in Fallowfield and Cancer Research UK Cancer Diagnosis Lead for Greater Manchester about this important subject.
It was recorded pre-Covid-19 and so some of the information given about services might have changed in your local area. We thought the general tips about picking up cancer as early as possible were incredibly useful however which is why we decided to release the episode.