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All things General Practice! Join doctors Sara and Lisa as they interview specialists from around Greater Manchester with the aim of improving the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians. The podcast has been made possible due to the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester.

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All things General Practice! Join doctors Sara and Lisa as they interview specialists from around Greater Manchester with the aim of improving the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians. The podcast has been made possible due to the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester.

    Trans and Non Binary Health in General Practice

    Trans and Non Binary Health in General Practice

    Drs Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Luke Wookey, Dr Joanna Bircher and Ava Bircher for an introduction to Trans and Non-Binary Health in General Practice.


    We start with all important definitions, which leads us to talking about coding, healthcare records and a discussion about screening and health inequalities. We talk about how our practices and consultations can be welcoming, before considering Hormone Replacement Therapy and NHS funded surgical options which are potential options for people accessing Gender Clinics. We move onto health issues that disproportionately affect Trans and Non-Binary people, and discuss important resources for clinicians and patients. A lot more could be said but we hope you will find this a useful resource for the whole Primary Care Team to access. 



    Useful resources: 



    LGBT Foundation including links to Pride in Practice: https://lgbt.foundation/





    GMC ethical guidelines: Your rights as lesbian, gay, bi and trans patients: https://www.gmc-uk.org/Ethical-guidance/Patient-guides-and-materials/LGBT-patient-guide?utm_source=press&utm_medium=press%20release&utm_campaign=LGBT





    Royal College of General Practitioners Transgender Care: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/policy/rcgp-policy-areas/transgender-care.aspx





    TransActual UK: Supporting trans patients: A brief guide for GP surgery staff (excellent resource and links): https://www.transactual.org.uk/gp-surgery-trans





    Information for trans and non-binary patients seeking fertility treatment: https://www.hfea.gov.uk/treatments/fertility-preservation/information-for-trans-and-non-binary-people-seeking-fertility-treatment/





    Changing Name Greater Manchester LMC Guidance: https://manchesterlmc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/LGBT-Foundation-changing-a-trans-persons-name.pdf





    Changing Name and Gender, Primary Care Support England Flow Diagram: https://pcse.england.nhs.uk/media/1291/process-for-registering-a-patient-gender-re-assignment.pdf





    Greater Manchester Indigo Gender Service: https://indigogenderservice.uk/





    Gender Identity Research and Education Society (includes eLearning packages): https://www.gires.org.uk/





    The World Professional Association of Transgender Health: https://www.wpath.org/





    The Royal College of General Practitioners Gender Variance eLearning module: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/search.php?search=transgender





    Mutual Aid Resource for trans and non binary people in Greater Manchester: https://www.consortium.lgbt/member-directory/trans-mutual-aid-manchester/





    Information about Hate Crimes, reporting them and third party Hate Crime centres: https://www.report-it.org.uk/home








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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 


    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.


    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other

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    Pharmacists in Primary Care

    Pharmacists in Primary Care

    This episode is another of our lovely chats with wider members of the primary care team. Today Lisa and Sara speak to Vishika Rabadia, a senior pharmacist who is working in primary care in a PCN and CCG pharmacist role.


    She gives insights into the varied roles of a pharmacist within primary care, the training, and what the supervision and registration side entails. She also provides great examples of some of the work that she has been involved with in her PCN.


    This episode was supported by Greater Manchester Training Hub.



    Useful resources: 



    The National Pharmacy Association (NPA): https://www.npa.co.uk/





    Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/career/pcpep/pcpep-training-pathway





    General Pharmaceutical Council: https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/





    Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers: https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/jobs/





    Greater Manchester Training Hub: https://www.gmthub.co.uk





    Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS): https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/pharmacy/community-pharmacist-consultation-service/





    Royal Pharmaceutical Society: https://www.rpharms.com/





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    We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback


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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 


    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.


    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.


    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

    • 28 min
    Looking after yourself in General Practice

    Looking after yourself in General Practice

    Working in General Practice can be challenging at the best of times, but needless to say has been more challenging of late.  Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Rachel Morris; GP, coach and host of You are not a Frog Podcast. She talks us through her top tips for looking after yourself in general practice. These include: the importance of framing this discussion with the caveat of not teaching ourselves how to put up with toxic work environments, but to consider how we can take control over things that we do have some control over. We discuss the importance of prioritising, planning your week, doing your best work at the best time and consider the importance of ‘catching the story that you’re telling yourself’. We then consider coping with the negativity in the media about general practice at the moment, assertiveness and the difference between stress and burnout.


    This episode was supported by Greater Manchester Training Hub NHSE GP Fellowship programme. 



    Useful resources: 



    Greater Manchester Training Hub NHSE GP Fellowship information: https://www.gmthub.co.uk/offers/gp-fellowship





    Dr Rachel Morris’s Podcast and Wellbeing/Resilience resources: https://youarenotafrog.com/





    NHS Practitioner Help: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/





    Book recommendation: ‘Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’ by Greg McKeown https://uk.bookshop.org/books/essentialism-the-disciplined-pursuit-of-less/9780753558690





    Book Recommendation: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ By Stephen Covey https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people/9780762408337





    Permission to Thrive monthly Webinars for doctors: https://www.shapestoolkit.com/permission-to-thrive





    Resilient Team Academy - membership for leaders in Healthcare to help team to beat burnout and work happier: https://www.shapestoolkit.com/resilient-team-academy-2021





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    We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback


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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester training hub, GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 


    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.


    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.


    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

    • 53 min
    An Approach to Assessing Peripheral Paraesthesia

    An Approach to Assessing Peripheral Paraesthesia

    Back by popular demand, Consultant Neurologist Dr Matt Jones joins us to share his approach to assessing patients with peripheral paraesthesia. Patients don’t present with textbook terms. Dr Matt Jones takes us through how to de-code tingling, numbness and burning, and take a structured approach to these often difficult presentations. We cover the high value examination findings that could help us clinch the diagnosis and put his approach to the test with some theoretical cases. 


    Useful resources: 



    A resource for clinicians and patients around Functional Neurological Disorder: https://www.neurosymptoms.org/en_GB/





    An example of a link to buy a 128 Hertz Tuning fork: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gardiner-Brown-128Hz-Vibration-Tuning/dp/B005GZ1RG0/ref=dp_prsubs_2?pd_rd_i=B005GZ1RG0&psc=1





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    We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback


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    This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 


    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.


    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.


    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

    • 1 hr
    Psoriasis

    Psoriasis

    Lisa and Sara are joined again by the lovely Dr Rachel Hilton, who is a speciality doctor in Dermatology. In this episode she takes us through psoriasis - what it is, differentials to consider and associated triggers and comorbidities. She then systematically talks about the management of psoriasis, how this might need to be amended for pregnant patients, and her thoughts about referral indications.


    Useful resources: 



    British Association of Dermatologists: https://www.bad.org.uk/  





    Primary Care Dermatology Society:  www.pcds.org.uk





    Derm Net NZ: www.dermnetnz.org





    Psoriasis Association: www.psoriasis-association.org.uk





    Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance, PAPAA: www.papaa.org





    IMPACT study information: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288833029_The_IMPACT_Programme_in_Psoriasis_Phase_I_-_where_we_are_now_and_future_directions





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    We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback


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    This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 


    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.


    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.


    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

    • 43 min
    Eczema

    Eczema

    Speciality Doctor Rachel Hilton joins us on the podcast to talk about eczema. You’ll hear from the episode that she is passionate about getting the basics right as a way of providing vastly better care to our patients. In the episode we cover: what eczema is, types of eczema and some important differentials, before focusing on the management of atopic eczema. This includes navigating emollients, steroids and calcineurin inhibitors with advice on how to use these effectively. 


    Useful resources: 



    Primary Care Dermatology Society: www.pcds.org.uk





    DermNet New Zealand: www.dermnetnz.org





    GMMMG Emollient Guidelines: www.gmmmg.nhs.uk/docs/guidance/GM-Emollient-Ladder.pdf





    GMMMG Steroid Ladder: www.gmmmg.nhs.uk/docs/guidance/GM-Steroid-Ladder.pdf





    BATHE Study: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/about/clinical-news/2019/november/rcgp-research-paper-of-the-year-2018-the-bathe-study.aspx





    BATHE study BMJ resources: https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k1332




    Recommended resource for patients or parents: National Eczema Society: www.eczema.org


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    We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YLN6GKT


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    This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 


    The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.


    Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.


    The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Sheldy78 ,

Fantastic

This a fantastic podcast. I work as a District Nurse in Essex and discovered these by accident searching for other podcasts not work related. As I spend a huge amount of time in my car travelling between patients these are the perfect opportunity to update my learning and knowledge so many I have found really relevant to the work we do as District nurses. I am forever sharing these podcasts now with colleagues- just fabulous and look forward to more of them in the future.

jjtbit ,

Spot on for early AiTs

A fantastic sample of the breadth of the curriculum for AITs training to be GPs of the future

Efioma7 ,

Best medical podcast out there

I love listening to this podcast on my commute. The topics are well chosen and thought provoking, the speakers are very engaging and passionate, and the podcasts are set up well with great audio quality and a nice pace that gives the listener time to absorb the information. Often the presenters ask the question that pops into my head next and I think they must spend a lot of time planning, thanks for all the hard work this is a really excellent resource. I especially enjoyed how you tackle topics that aren’t talked about much like uncertainty in medicine, and also under taught topics like derm and gynae presentations for example. I also enjoy how you approach a topic practically, for example the LFTs episode where you considered what to do when you’ve got this abnormal result and you now have to action it. Thanks and please keep making this podcast!

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