The GPnotebook Podcast is a bite-sized, regular chat for all healthcare professionals working in primary care. Episodes cover clinical tips and hot topics.
Ep 78 – The 6-week baby check
In this episode, Dr Hannah Rosa is joined by Dr Shan, a GP colleague and father to Oscar, an 8-week-old baby. Together, they go through the 6-week baby check, while discussing the recently updated guidance from Public Health England. They also explore the key role that the examination plays in screening for a variety of physical conditions, which, if picked up early, can make a huge difference to the future health of a child.
Ep 77 – Recurrent urinary tract infection
In this podcast, Dr Kate Chesterman discusses recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI). She covers the pathophysiology, some risk factors for UTI recurrence and treatment options including lifestyle changes and the use of antimicrobials. She also focuses on non-antimicrobial management, including the current advice regarding the use of probiotics, cranberry products, D-mannose and methenamine hippurate.
Ep 76 – Passing the test of testosterone replacement: menopause and hormone replacement therapy (part 2)
In this follow-up to episode 52, Dr James Waldron and Mr Sam Dobson (Consultant Gynaecologist, Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and BMS-accredited Menopause Specialist) consider the impact of menopause on libido. They talk through the physical and psychological features of menopause that can lead to a reduction in libido, the conversations and initial investigations in primary care, and consider available options for the management of menopause-related loss of libido, including topical and systemic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and testosterone.
Ep 75 – Expedition medicine (part 2)
The call to adventure is felt by many and general practice is a career that can take you there! As GPs grow their portfolios, they look for interesting and unusual ways to forge their own paths. This can take them all round the world (and back again). In this follow-up to episode 71, Drs James and Rebecca Waldron continue their discussion about Rebecca's 3-month voyage with the marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd. As the boat's medic, she tended to crew members' daily illnesses, performed infection control during a COVID outbreak, and provided emotional support.
Ep 74 – Paediatric dietary allergy
In this episode, Dr Kate Chesterman is joined by Dr Alex Brightwell (Consultant Paediatrician with a specialism in allergy) and Liz Ingham (Lead Paediatric Allergy Dietician), both of whom work at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Together, they explore paediatric dietary allergies. They discuss cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA), including: its different types, how to differentiate it from other causes of unsettled infant behaviour and the importance of de-challenging and rechallenging to make the diagnosis. Furthermore, they offer practical advice for breastfeeding mothers, as well as covering the indications for the different formula milks. They highlight the importance of maintaining balanced nutritional intake for infants and breast-feeding mums and avoiding unnecessary exclusion diets. They finish by discussing the current evidence and advice regarding early introduction of potentially allergenic foods in infants at risk of food allergies.
Ep 73 – Sexual abuse in children
In this episode, Dr Kate Chesterman talks to Dr Briony Arrowsmith, who is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Haven, a sexual assault referral centre in London. They discuss the many and varied ways that sexual abuse can present, as well as the considerations surrounding who the abuse should be disclosed to. They talk through the physical health concerns that need to be addressed and the role of the sexual assault referral centre in the care of abused children and their families. Finally, they discuss agencies that can offer ongoing psychological support to children, families and healthcare practitioners who have been affected by cases of abuse.
This is a really helpful podcast thank you
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This conversation was quite awkward to listen to, clearly no woman was consulted as a listener. I also wondered why the frequency and risks of UTIs in women and the benefits of vaginal oestrogen cream was not even mentioned? It is not just dryness that is an issue. It kills a lot of older women and that should be on doctors radars.