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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.

    Pharmacy Technicians in Primary Care

    Pharmacy Technicians 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 Laura Butroid, a pharmacy technician who is working in primary care.


    She gives insights into the varied roles of a pharmacy technician within primary care, and how this differs from a pharmacist. She also discusses what the training looks like and what the supervision and registration side entails.


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





    Buttercups Integrated Level 3 Cross Sector Programme: https://www.buttercupstraining.co.uk/news/buttercups-launches-new-level-3-pharmacy-technician-integrated-programme





    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





    HEE Medicines optimisation: https://hee.nhs.uk/our-work/medicines-optimisation





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    We welcome any feedback you might have, our survey takes 1-2 minutes: pckb.org/feedback or contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast


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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, 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.

    • 22 min
    Teamworking and Leadership

    Teamworking and Leadership

    Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Amar Rughani and Dr Joanna Bircher to discuss team working in the context of leadership.  We focus on specific examples of some potential conflicts within the primary care team such as when members of a team do not get on and how to manage interruptions of a surgery.



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    Amar Rughani and Joanna Bircher (2020): The Leadership Hike, Shaping Primary Care Together, First Edition, CRC Press: https://www.routledge.com/The-Leadership-Hike-Shaping-Primary-Care-Together/Rughani-Bircher/p/book/9780367236984





    Hersey, P & Blanchard KH (2002). Management of Organizational Behaviour: Utilising Human Resources. Classiquese Hachette. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/349881.Management_of_Organizational_Behavior





    Tuckman, B (1965). Team Building Theory, paraphrased here: https://www.teambuilding.co.uk/theory/Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing.html





    West, M A (2012). Effective Teamwork: Practical Lessons from Organizational Research. John Wiley & Sons and the British Psychological Society. https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Effective+Teamwork%3A+Practical+Lessons+from+Organizational+Research%2C+3rd+Edition-p-9780470974988





    Podcast: The Happiness Lab with Dr Laurie Santos https://www.happinesslab.fm/





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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, 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.

    • 41 min
    Practice Managers in General Practice

    Practice Managers in General Practice

    Lisa and Sara talk to practice managers Amanda Ormesher and Karen Bradshaw about the role of the practice manager in general practice.  This is a great episode to find out more about the role and how varied it is.  We go through what a practice manager is, the different remits of practice managers and some learning points about the role for new staff coming into primary care. Their passion and dedication are uplifting to hear.


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





    Greater Manchester GP Excellence Resources: https://gpexcellencegm.org.uk/





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





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    We welcome any feedback you might have, our survey takes 1-2 minutes: pckb.org/feedback or contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast


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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, 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.

    • 34 min
    Occupational Therapists in Primary Care

    Occupational Therapists in Primary Care

    Lisa and Sara talk to Occupational Therapist and Advanced Clinical Practitioner Payal Wilson about the role of occupational therapists in primary care.


    She talks about how to become an occupational therapist, the training involved, and how occupational therapists might work in primary care (their remit and the roles they could take on). She also discusses her current career, the advantages of occupational therapists in advanced clinical practitioner roles, and considerations (including supervision) for occupational therapists when working in primary care as part of the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS).


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





    Greater Manchester GP Excellence Resources: https://gpexcellencegm.org.uk/





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





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    We welcome any feedback you might have, our survey takes 1-2 minutes: pckb.org/feedback or contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast


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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, 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.

    • 29 min
    Delirium

    Delirium

    Lisa and Sara talk to Geriatrician Dr Emma Vardy & GP Dr Helen Martin all about Delirium. If we pick delirium up early and treat the right cause it can make a world of difference to patients and families. They share some great tips on how to diagnose and remember the list of causes. We also discuss the Greater Manchester delirium toolkit which was developed for use in the community to act as a framework for assessment and management of delirium.


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    Greater Manchester Community Delirium Toolkit: https://dementia-united.org.uk/delirium-community-toolkit/





    Dementia United (Greater Manchester based): https://dementia-united.org.uk/





    Delirium NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/delirium/#!goals





    Scottish SIGN Guidelines, SIGN 157, Risk reduction and management of delirium: https://www.sign.ac.uk/media/1423/sign157.pdf





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    We welcome any feedback you might have, our survey takes 1-2 minutes: pckb.org/feedback or contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast


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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, 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

    • 54 min
    Primary Care Networks

    Primary Care Networks

    In this episode Lisa and Sara discuss the topic of Primary Care Networks with Vicky Tolliday (Nurse, Director of the social enterprise “Better Health Manchester”, and Clinical Director of a Primary Care Network), and Dr Girish Patel (GP and Clinical Director of a Primary Care Network).


    They explain some of the basics about Primary Care Networks; what they are, their structure, leadership and their purpose. They also cover some aspects of funding including Directed Enhanced Services (DES), discuss how they both became clinical directors and what this role entails, as well as talking about some opportunities to get involved with Primary Care Networks. They finish by explaining what they see to be the pros and cons of Primary Care Networks. 


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    Primary care networks explained, The King's Fund: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/primary-care-networks-explained?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9_mDBhCGARIsAN3PaFPmi-6hCpND-rBQKNAXuwpng0bFOYVs_BjlShvFWvhfltUoR-PICjAaApQLEALw_wcB


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




    If you would like more information about the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), then check out some of our other episodes where we interview a representative from each of the new roles that can be employed by Primary Care Networks.


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    We welcome any feedback you might have, our survey takes 1-2 minutes: pckb.org/feedback or contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast


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    This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, 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.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

sallynap ,

Good podcast but needs minor improvements

Although this podcast is close to perfect there are still many improvements that needs to be made.
Pros
1. I love how this podcast talks about common issues found in everyday primary care outpatient setting
2. Love how the two providers always ask questions such as “well if a patient has elevated GGT what does it mean? And what are the next steps? And etc
3. very informational. And they go directly to the point
4. Having specialist go on the show are very awesome however I think the two providers/host do an amazing job also
5. Doing quick pointers at the end the episode would be very helpful also!

I look forward to these episodes

Improvements
1. The volume is very very low. I always need to turn my car volume or headphone to the highest volume to hear. If we can improve on the volume/recording volume that would be awesome. I do find that is common with new podcasts
2. In some episodes I feel like certain words causing a loud microphone sound. For example in episode with palpitations and Afib certain words that start with B or phrases creates this loud sound on the microphone
3. I notice in the anemia episode, one of the provider is constantly saying “yeah, yup, ummhmm” which all can be distracting for the listener. Interruption for questions are fine, but usually for podcast you don’t really hear the other party agreeing and having background comments.

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