57 episodes

The RCGP's Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC) delivers a wide portfolio of projects that raise the profile of important and underrepresented clinical areas in primary care. We work with GPs and practice staff, supporting them to deliver a better quality and level of care to their patients.

Working across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we work in partnership with a variety of funders, including charities and government bodies, to develop practical support and resources. We champion innovation and quality to ensure that primary care is clinically effective and sustainable for the future.

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The RCGP's Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC) delivers a wide portfolio of projects that raise the profile of important and underrepresented clinical areas in primary care. We work with GPs and practice staff, supporting them to deliver a better quality and level of care to their patients.

Working across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we work in partnership with a variety of funders, including charities and government bodies, to develop practical support and resources. We champion innovation and quality to ensure that primary care is clinically effective and sustainable for the future.

    53: Deafness and hearing loss in primary care: In conversation with a GP and an ENT surgeon

    53: Deafness and hearing loss in primary care: In conversation with a GP and an ENT surgeon

    This podcast has been produced for primary care clinicians who care for patients with deafness and hearing loss. GP Speciality Registrar, Dr Devina Maru, the RCGP Clinical Champion for Hearing Loss (2019-2020), speaks to Dr Graham Easton, a GP with interest in ENT and contributor to NICE guideline development on hearing loss. She also interviews former ENT surgeon, Dr Krishan Ramdoo, now GP Speciality Registrar and clinical entrepreneur, who has developed an innovative product to improve wax removal services. Both discuss better ways GPs can help support patients in the community.  
     
    This episode is packed with useful information for clinicians and is a must for anyone who would like to better support the needs of people with hearing loss. These podcasts were recorded in February 2020 in London. 
     
    The podcast was produced as part of the 2019-20 RCGP Deafness and Hearing Loss Spotlight Project. (https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/clinical-priorities/spotlight-projects-2019-to-2020/hearing-loss.aspx) With thanks to our project partners Action on Hearing Loss, and to our funders British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). 
     

    • 15 min
    52: Deafness and hearing loss in primary care: In conversation with a patient with hearing aids and an audiologist

    52: Deafness and hearing loss in primary care: In conversation with a patient with hearing aids and an audiologist

    This podcast has been produced for primary care clinicians who care for patients with deafness and hearing loss.  GP Specialist Registrar, Dr Devina Maru, also RCGP Clinical Champion for Hearing Loss (2019-2020), speaks to Linda Parton, a patient who wears hearing aids, about the challenges accessing GP services with hearing loss and how GPs can help support patients in the community.  This episode is packed with useful information for clinicians and is a must for anyone who would like to better support the needs of people with hearing loss.  She also speaks to Frankie Oliver, an audiologist, about the range of services and technology used by audiology services. These podcasts were recorded in February 2020 in London. 
    The podcast was produced as part of the 2019-20 RCGP Deafness and Hearing Loss Spotlight Project (https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/clinical-priorities/spotlight-projects-2019-to-2020/hearing-loss.aspx) . With thanks to our project partners Action on Hearing Loss, and to our funders British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). 
     

    • 16 min
    51: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: in conversation with an IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist

    51: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: in conversation with an IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist

    This podcast has been produced for primary care clinicians who care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  GP, Dr Charlie Andrews, speaks to Aileen Fraser, an IBD specialist nurse at University Hospitals Bristol, about her role, the sorts of questions she receives from GPs, how she can help support patients and clinicians in the community.  This episode is packed with useful information for clinicians and is a must for anyone who would like to better understand the role of the IBD nurse specialist. 
     
     One in three patients with Crohns and Colitis do not have contact with an IBD specialist nurse, however, this role is expanding across the UK. In areas where patients do have contact with a specialist nurse, they are highly valued (94% of patients who had contact with an IBD specialist nurse said that this link with the hospital was important in a 2016 survey). 
     
     By working collaboratively with secondary care colleagues, primary care clinicians can have a significant impact on the quality of care provided to these patients, and the IBD specialist nurse can act as an invaluable link between primary and secondary care.
     
     

    • 22 min
    50: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and nutrition

    50: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and nutrition

    Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are very interested in the relationship between their diet and their disease. Up to 85% of patients with the condition suffer from malnutrition for a variety of reasons. In this episode Dr Charles Andrews, discusses the reasons for malnutrition and how to assess for this with Sam Poore, a specialist dietician at Bristol Royal Infirmary.  They talk about topics including ileostomy advice, the role of probiotics in IBD, and dietary modification in IBD, including the role of the low FODMAPS diet in patients with IBD in remission.  

    • 19 min
    49: Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Flare management

    49: Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Flare management

    GP, Dr Charles Andrews, speaks to RCGP and Crohns and Colitis UK Clinical Champion for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Dr Kevin Barrett, about flare management in primary care.  They discuss the recently released flare pathway for primary care, which offers clear advice to GPs and those managing IBD in primary care about when it is appropriate to initiate treatment, and what treatment to consider. 
     
     The flare pathways can be found on the IBD toolkit online (https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/inflammatory-bowel-disease-toolkit.aspx) .   

    • 23 min
    48: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children

    48: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children

    GP, Dr Charles Andrews, talks to Dr Anthony Wiskin of Bristol Children’s Hospital about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in children.  
    25% of IBD is diagnosed under the age of 18, and when diagnosed in this age group, the disease is generally more aggressive than when diagnosed later in life.  Dr Wiskin gives a superb overview of the disease, some pointers for diagnosis and the role of faecal calprotectin in children.  Dr Andrews and Dr Wiskin talk about the huge impact of the disease on families, the sufferer, and look at the process of transitioning the child from paediatric to adult gastroenterology services.  

    • 39 min

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

keitflyer ,

Nothing new in this same old stuff we knew decades ago

No discussion of whether overuse of Pen VK really matters. (As resistance rates remain extremely low with streptococcus )
No discussion of the use of desktop Strep antigen tests and no discussion of desktop CRP testing.
No discussion of how nurse led care at UTCs is causing an increase in antibiotics use.
Typical RCGP I am afraid

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