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With our regular podcast, we aim to provide you with up to date interviews and debate with opinion leaders in health and medicine, from our studio or from conferences. Listen in and let us have your comments at podcasts.bmj.com

    Talk Evidence covid-19 update - How well have physical distancing measures worked?

    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.

    • 40 min
    “Trust me, I’m a GP” with Karen Praeter and Rhea Boyd

    “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 healthcare system need to happen to allow us to spend more time with our patients and build up that trusting relationship with them?

    Our guests:

    Karen Praeter works on the admin team of Sling the Mesh, a campaign which raises awareness of the risks of having a vaginal mesh implant, having joined two years after her own mesh implant operation in 2015 which led to painful complications.

    Rhea Boyd is a paediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California, and she is also a public health advocate and scholar.

    • 49 min
    Wellbeing – addiction during lockdown

    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.

    • 26 min
    Marian Knight - Improving obstetric outcomes with a single dose of antibiotics

    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/

    • 21 min
    David Pencheon - measuring the climate impact of the NHS

    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/

    • 31 min
    Covid public health - Data is fundamental

    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.

    • 31 min

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