6 episodes

The Geeky Medics Podcast aims to inspire and inform through discussions with some of the most fascinating individuals in the world of healthcare and education.

Host: Joshua Chambers
Producers: Alice Appleton & Lewis Potter

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The Geeky Medics Podcast aims to inspire and inform through discussions with some of the most fascinating individuals in the world of healthcare and education.

Host: Joshua Chambers
Producers: Alice Appleton & Lewis Potter

    Innovation in the NHS with Professor Tony Young

    Innovation in the NHS with Professor Tony Young

    In this episode, we chat with Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHS England and Consultant Urologist. We explore Professor Young's various roles within the NHS and some current examples of cutting edge innovation. Professor Young also discusses how the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is helping to empower NHS staff to develop their own innovative solutions alongside their clinical work. If you're considering applying to the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Program, you can learn more here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/innovation/clinical-entrepreneur

    Host: Joshua Chambers
    Producers: Alice Appleton & Lewis Potter

    • 31 min
    A Career in Palliative Care with Dr Philip Wilkins

    A Career in Palliative Care with Dr Philip Wilkins

    In this episode, we chat with Dr Philip Wilkins, a Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer at UEA Medical School. We discuss the changing public perspective of palliative care, pathways to a career in the specialty and what the day to day job actually involves.

    • 27 min
    A Career in Pre-hospital Care and Emergency Medicine with Dr Simon Laing

    A Career in Pre-hospital Care and Emergency Medicine with Dr Simon Laing

    In this episode, we chat with Dr Simon Laing, an Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Care Consultant. We discuss his personal career journey, including the reality of the day to day job and the development of The Resus Room podcast. Dr Laing also offers advice to medical students and junior doctors interested in a career in Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Care.

    Host: Joshua Chambers
    Producers: Alice Appleton & Lewis Potter

    • 23 min
    Founding and growing Geeky Medics with Dr Lewis Potter

    Founding and growing Geeky Medics with Dr Lewis Potter

    In this episode, we talk to the founder of Geeky Medics, Dr Lewis Potter. We discuss how he went from sharing his notes with fellow Newcastle medical students to creating an international medical education platform used by millions. Dr Potter also shares some great tips for any other students and doctors hoping to start projects themselves.

    • 27 min
    A Career in General Practice with Professor Amanda Howe

    A Career in General Practice with Professor Amanda Howe

    In this episode, we chat with Professor Amanda Howe, the new President of the Royal College of General Practitioners. We discuss her personal journey into General Practice, examining how to tackle the stigma of general practice and exploring how Professor Howe became increasingly involved in research, medical education and leadership roles.

    • 20 min
    Providing Healthcare in Conflict Zones with Dr Abdulkarim Ekzayez

    Providing Healthcare in Conflict Zones with Dr Abdulkarim Ekzayez

    In our first episode, we chat with Dr Abdulkarim Ekzayez about his experiences of working as a neurosurgery resident during the Syrian conflict. After his neurosurgery training was suddenly interrupted by the outbreak of war, he joined Save the Children in 2013 and helped to re-build the primary healthcare system in North-West Syria, including re-establishing a routine vaccination program in the region.

    Host: Joshua Chambers
    Producers: Alice Appleton, Abby Carter & Lewis Potter

    • 33 min

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