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How Healthcare Happens is a podcast from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board all about the amazing things you never knew the NHS did. As one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK, Cardiff and Vale UHB is made up of thousands of inspirational people, each working hard to make things better. This is your chance to hear from the people who make the NHS so great in their own words.

How Healthcare Happens Cardiff and Vale UHB

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How Healthcare Happens is a podcast from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board all about the amazing things you never knew the NHS did. As one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK, Cardiff and Vale UHB is made up of thousands of inspirational people, each working hard to make things better. This is your chance to hear from the people who make the NHS so great in their own words.

    Equality in Health - Part Two: Race, Healthcare, and Black Lives Matter

    Equality in Health - Part Two: Race, Healthcare, and Black Lives Matter

    In part two of the Equality in Health Episode, Bryn talks to Keithley Wilkinson and Rose Lewis from the Cardiff and Vale UHB Equality Team about health inequalities that are attributable to race as well as the Black Lives Matter movement and its implications for healthcare in the UK.

    Suggested Reading:


    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
    How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X.Kendi
    Natives (Race and class in the ruins of empire) by Akala
    White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
    They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
    Have You Heard George's Podcast? - BBC Sounds
    Shreds: Murder in the Dock - BBC Sounds
    Do The Right Thing - Spike Lee
    http://monitoracism.eu/check-yourself-the-white-privilege-test/

    If you want to get in touch with the Cardiff and Vale UHB Equality Team, please email keithley.wilkinson@wales.nhs.uk 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Equality in Health - Part One: LGBT+ Health

    Equality in Health - Part One: LGBT+ Health

    In this two-part episode Bryn chats with Keithley Wilkinson and Rose Lewis from Cardiff and Vale UHB's Equality Team, and Lisa Cordery the UHB's Children's Rights Lead and trans rights advocate. In part one, they discuss LGBT+ health and the issues these communities can sometimes face when accessng healthcare. 



    Suggested Reading:


    Trans Britain by Christine Burns
    Transgender Health by Ben Vincent
    Non-binary lives by Jos Twist, Meg-John Barker, Kat Gupta, Ben Vincent
    Understanding Trans Health by Ruth Pearce
    Disclosure on Netflix



    If you want to get in touch with the Equality Team, please do so by emailing keithley.wilkinson@wales.nhs.uk 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Chief Executive with Len Richards

    The Chief Executive with Len Richards

    In the 13th episode in our COVID-19 series, Bryn chats with Len Richards, Cardiff and Vale UHB's Chief Executive, about his role during the pandemic. They also discuss what leadership means in a crisis, the greatest challenges faced by the Health Board as a result of COVID-19 including the tragic deaths of five members of staff, and some of the clinical innovation that Len hopes will be adopted into everyday practice going forward.

    • 18 min
    The Food System and Food Insecurity with Katie Palmer

    The Food System and Food Insecurity with Katie Palmer

    In the 12th episode of our COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Katie Palmer, the programme manager for Food Sense Wales, an organisation hosted by Cardiff and Vale UHB and Public Health Wales. They discuss the issue of food insecurity in Wales, the impact of COVID-19 on people's ability to access food and how the NHS is helping to address the issue. They also talk about the food system as a whole in Wales and how, through people like Katie, the NHS works to influence it from farm to table to ensure that it's as good for you, me and the planet as possible.

    • 41 min
    Clinical Trials, Research and Development with Professor Chris Fegan

    Clinical Trials, Research and Development with Professor Chris Fegan

    In the 11th episode of our COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Professor Chris Fegan, Director of the Research and Development at Cardiff and Vale UHB. They discuss some of the ongoing trials happening in the Health Board, how COVID-19 has changed the way research is carried out and how it has impacted the trials happening in other areas of healthcare. 

    • 35 min
    Palliative Care with Dr Mark Taubert

    Palliative Care with Dr Mark Taubert

    In the 10th episode in our COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Dr Mark Taubert about palliative care; how it's changed as a result of coronavirus but why it's still so important. They also discuss advance care planning, what that means, why it's so crucial and how it's led to Mark hearing "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John a surprising number of times.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

readmydictionary ,

Should be on prescription

Fascinating podcast. The host seems to build real rapport with guests and the interviews capture just how vast and varied the work of the NHS is. If you’re new to it, I’d recommend “Creative Arts in Healthcare” as a particularly good place to start.

DeeGee90 ,

Great podcast!

Really interesting podcast, great conversation and fascinating topics! Worth listening to all the episodes.

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