Latest Podcasts: Podcast: Primary Care Knowledge Boost​ Dealing with Uncertainty Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Early Diagnosis of Cancer Staff Wellbeing and Silver Linings

Podcast: Primary Care Knowledge Boost

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guests include:

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.