39 episodes

One of the nation’s most popular TV doctors, Alex George, speaks to healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond to care for their patients.

An A&E doctor at the height of this pandemic, Alex talks to an inspiring range of guests, giving us unique insight and exclusive access to those who often work in dangerous or austere environments.

This series is about celebrating healthcare heroes and telling their stories.

If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com

The Waiting Room With Dr Alex Dr Alex

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

One of the nation’s most popular TV doctors, Alex George, speaks to healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond to care for their patients.

An A&E doctor at the height of this pandemic, Alex talks to an inspiring range of guests, giving us unique insight and exclusive access to those who often work in dangerous or austere environments.

This series is about celebrating healthcare heroes and telling their stories.

If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com

    The True Impact of Lockdown on Air Quality with Dyson’s Alex Knox

    The True Impact of Lockdown on Air Quality with Dyson’s Alex Knox

    What can a backpack tell you about the air that you breathe?
     
    In this special bonus edition, Dr Alex chats to Dyson’s Vice President of Environmental Care, Alex Knox, to hear about the company’s work investigating air quality during lockdown.
     
    The international study looked at what effect reduced congestion and human movement might have in cities around the world.
     
    Find out how Dr Alex was able to contribute to the data as part of his daily commute.
     
    Thank you to Dyson for sponsoring this episode of The Waiting Room with Dr Alex.
     
    For more information on the research go to www.dyson.co.uk/newsroom

    • 43 min
    Pregnancy & Giving Birth in a Pandemic with Midwife Naghmeh

    Pregnancy & Giving Birth in a Pandemic with Midwife Naghmeh

    We may be in the middle of a pandemic but babies are still being born. Midwives have had to rethink and adjust how they do things but maternity services are open and caring for women twenty four hours a day.
    Alex catches up with Midwife Naghmeh Teymourian-Yates to hear about her experiences working during the Covid-19 crisis as the Labour Ward Co-ordinator at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex.
    Content warning: contains references to births, emergency medical procedures, mental health
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.
    https://www.instagram.com/midwifenaghmeh/

    • 50 min
    Life & Death in Intensive Care with Nurse Becky Ellis-Smith

    Life & Death in Intensive Care with Nurse Becky Ellis-Smith

    Dr Alex learns more about what it's been like to work as a nurse in adult critical care through the Covid-19 crisis with Senior Sister Becky Ellis-Smith from the Royal London Hospital.
     
    Caring for the sickest patients, with case numbers increasing through the second wave, Becky talks honestly about the kind of pressures staff are facing as they are pushed to the limit.
     
    Content warning: contains references to intensive care trauma and treatments, maternal death, losing a baby, death, bereavement, mental health
     
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
     
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
     
    For more information on Frontline19
     
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 45 min
    Flying Doctors - Helicopter Emergency Medical Service with Dr Lisa Cunningham

    Flying Doctors - Helicopter Emergency Medical Service with Dr Lisa Cunningham

    Dr Lisa Cunningham is an emergency doctor who specialises in pre hospital care.
    She works with the air ambulance service, flying in a helicopter to bring life saving skills straight to the scene of those in need of urgent care.
    From cardiac arrests and road accidents to stabbings, Lisa tells Alex what it's really like treating some of the most critically ill patients before they get to hospital.
    Content warning: contains references to emergency medical procedures and trauma injuries
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 47 min
    Knife Crime - Saving Lives With The Street Doctors

    Knife Crime - Saving Lives With The Street Doctors

    Street Doctors is a charity which aims to prevent youth violence and reduce its impact. By teaching first aid, it hopes to equip young people aged 11-25 with the knowledge to make more informed decisions about how to keep themselves and others safe.
    Dr Alex is joined by two members of the Street Doctors' team to find out more. Fauziya Lakhi is the National Volunteer Co-ordinator and Layla Walker Lawrence is a medical student and volunteer.
    For further information on Street Doctors, go to www.streetdoctors.org or @StreetDoctors on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook.
    Content warning: contains references to knife crime, medical interventions and death.
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 30 min
    Life Line: Handling 999 Calls with Emergency Response Dispatcher Mandy Cassidy

    Life Line: Handling 999 Calls with Emergency Response Dispatcher Mandy Cassidy

    Mandy Cassidy has been working in the London Ambulance Service's 999 control room for the last 18 years, most recently as an ambulance dispatcher.
    She is responsible for sending ambulances to emergencies and making sure patients are receiving the most appropriate response required.
    After tragically losing her son to knife crime, she now also teaches Year 7 children about the dangers of carrying knives.
    Content warning: contains references to knife crime, emergency medical procedures, sick children, end of life care, death, bereavement
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Loriparmle ,

An easy listen with good info

I love that they cover such a wide variety of topics and their show notes reflects same. Just an easy go-to podcast!

katiekateho ,

Amazing!

Love this podcast! Ella and Alex are soo informative and fun to listen to. I tune in all the way from Australia every week.

katetucker ,

First podcast

A fun way of learning and discussing current issues, well done Dr Alex x

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