25 episodes

Welcome to Illuminating Primary Care! On our channel, we will be talking about all things Primary Care. We will be speaking to decision-makers and innovators from the world of General Practice. Our first few episodes will be hosted by James Truswell, Director of Menlo Park Recruitment. We will also be featuring some of our specialist consultants as guest hosts in future episodes, so make sure to follow us so that you don’t miss out.

Illuminating Primary Care Menlo Park Recruitment

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to Illuminating Primary Care! On our channel, we will be talking about all things Primary Care. We will be speaking to decision-makers and innovators from the world of General Practice. Our first few episodes will be hosted by James Truswell, Director of Menlo Park Recruitment. We will also be featuring some of our specialist consultants as guest hosts in future episodes, so make sure to follow us so that you don’t miss out.

    How Big a Problem is Stress and Burnout?

    How Big a Problem is Stress and Burnout?

    In this episode, Ciaran Fletcher is joined by Dr. Farnaaz Sharief MBE, to discuss stress and burnout in healthcare.
     
    Farnaaz offers insight about how you can recognise signs of stress and burnout in yourself and your colleagues, as well as offering her tips and advice for dealing with these complex issues.

    • 40 min
    Dr Ennis' Route to Partnership

    Dr Ennis' Route to Partnership

    GP Partner, Dr Rebecca Ennis from Western Avenue Medical Centre in Chester, delves into her journey to Partnership, specifically not long after qualifying, and how her practice does things differently.
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    🩺Choosing GP as a speciality
    📚Returning to University to specialise
    🏠Choosing a practice
    💭Lessons learnt as a partner
    📈The future of GP
     
    Timings:
    00:05 - Introduction.
    00:48 - Overview of Dr Rebecca's medical career.
    02:42 - What, about the practice she joined as a partner, was attractive?
    04:34 - How does her practice offer such good work/life balance?
    05:34 - Did she view many practices before finding her current partnership?
    06:22 - How much exposure to financial and contractual issues did she have before committing to partnership?
    07:12 - What is the team like at her practice?
    07:53 - How her practice does things differently.
    09:00 - What areas is she improving on in the practice?
    10:27 - What is her strategy for navigating these uncertain times?
    11:29 - Lessons learnt so far as a partner.
    13:11 - What does the government need to do to make GP a more sustainable career path?
     
    If you want to get in touch regarding partnership or anything else to do with primary care, you can call 0113 350 1308 or email info@menloparkrecruitment.com.
     
    #primarycare #generalpractice #partnership #gp #podcast #menloparkprimarycare #healthcare #nhs #primarycarepodcast

    • 16 min
    Are GPs Given a Bad Reputation?

    Are GPs Given a Bad Reputation?

    In this episode we are joined by Dr Steve Taylor, a former GP Partner who has been involved in training 60 GPs throughout his career. Steve is focussed on helping get the message out there about the truth of what GPs experience on a daily basis – something that the mainstream media do a poor job of.
    We discuss some of the stats and figures that Steve shares online and what the future of general practice might look like. 
     
    Timings:
     
    00:05- Ciaran introduces Dr Steve Taylor
    00:46- Steve Taylor introduces himself
    01:25- Background on Dr Steve’s work and why he became a GP
    02:57- Where and how did the GP workload and pressure stats start?
    07:36- GPs in the media
    09:21-What has brought about the increase in GP workload?
    12:51- Mental health in general practice
    14:37- Funding in Primary Care
    16:13- Why are younger and newly qualified GPs leaving?
    17:33- GPs from overseas
    20:48- International Health Policy Statistics
    21:52- What needs to be done to turn around ‘bad GP statistics? What needs to change?
    27:04- Failure to support GPs
    32:00- ‘Bad news’ about GPs sells!
    33:52- Patient satisfaction
    35:20- Is there a lack of understanding by Labour and Lib Dems?
    42:10- Is there hope for Primary Care?
    47:42- Find Dr Steve Taylor on social media.

    • 50 min
    How a GP Surgery Became Google’s Highest Rated

    How a GP Surgery Became Google’s Highest Rated

    In this episode of the Illuminating Primary Care podcast, David Murphy is joined by Dr. Nabeel Arshad, GP Partner at The Brooke Surgery, which is Google's highest rated in the country.
     
    We discuss what changes practices can make to drastically improve patient satisfaction, and how to improve Google reviews.

    • 28 min
    The Challenges Faced by GP Trainees

    The Challenges Faced by GP Trainees

    Join Ciaran Fletcher and Dr. Erwin Kwun, the man who coaches GP trainees to help them succeed MRCGP SCA and beyond.
     
    They discuss the challenges GP trainees can face, doctors' wellbeing in training and beyond, preparation for the SCA, and developing a portfolio career.

    • 30 min
    Are GPs Happy in Their Jobs?

    Are GPs Happy in Their Jobs?

    Ciaran Fletcher is joined by Dr. Sally Hambly to discuss her work in coaching doctors to make career decisions which put their wellbeing at the centre.
     
    We discuss the sunk cost fallacy and how it may prevent doctors leaving primary care, the pressures of taking on a new role, how imposter syndrome affects GPs, and why career diversification may be the right choice for some.

    • 51 min

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