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With our regular podcast, we aim to provide you with up to date interviews and debate with opinion leaders in health and medicine, from our studio or from conferences. Listen in and let us have your comments at podcasts.bmj.com

    Talk Evidence - evidence in Roe vs Wade, MI treatment variation, and tribal methodologies

    Talk Evidence - evidence in Roe vs Wade, MI treatment variation, and tribal methodologies

    Helen Macdonald, The BMJ's research integrity editor is back with another episode, and this week is joined by Joe Ross, professor of medicine and public health at Yale, and US research editor for The BMJ, and Juan Franco, editor in chief of BMJ EBM, and Professor at the Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

    In this episode they discuss;

    The US supreme court looks set to overturn Roe v Wade, creating a patchwork of abortion provision across the U.S. We consider the role which evidence might play in documenting how health is affected by that decision, and whether medical evidence is being used at all in the debate.

    We'll give you a quick update on treatment for Covid-19

    We know that trials are needed for new treatments, but in the face of an exponentially growing amount of observational data, is it time for a shift in that certainty? Joe tells us about his research into whether trials and observational studies of three drugs in covid produce the same answer?

    And finally, treatment variation - it's one of the things that helped kick-start the EBM revolution, but there's still much to learn. Juan describes some new research which examines how countries stack up when you compare their handling of and outcomes of a common condition such as a myocardial infarction.

    Reading list;

    Navigating Loss of Abortion Services — A Large Academic Medical Center Prepares for the Overturn of Roe v. Wade
    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2206246.

    A living WHO guideline on drugs for covid-19
    https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3379

    Agreement of treatment effects from observational studies and randomized controlled trials evaluating hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir-ritonavir, or dexamethasone for covid-19
    https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069400

    Variation in revascularisation use and outcomes of patients in hospital with acute myocardial infarction across six high income countries
    https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069164

    • 46 min
    Get political, for health's sake

    Get political, for health's sake

    The influence of public health on politics, at least at the beginning of the pandemic, had never been stronger - but now it seems as hard to persuade politicians to pay attention as ever, yet political will is essential in making different sectors work together to create a healthier world.

    In this podcast, The BMJ's editor in chief, Kamran Abbasi is joined by Shyama Kuruvilla, senior strategic adviser at World Health Organization, and Kent Buse, director of the global healthier societies program at The George Institute for Global Health.

    They discuss examples of where multisectoral working has managed to bridge the gaps between sectors, and how healthcare needs to get political to make that success more widespread.

    This is part of the collection "The world we want: Actions towards a sustainable, fairer and healthier society" - https://www.bmj.com/pmac-2022

    • 37 min
    Deep Breath In - what's in store for general practice in the UK

    Deep Breath In - what's in store for general practice in the UK

    This is a special episode of our podcast for GP's, Deep Breath In, where we tackle the everyday challenges of being a GP.

    With the focus on covid, and the pressure on hospitals, it may be easy to overlook what’s happening in general practice in the UK - but changes are afoot. Our new health secretary Sajid Javid doesn’t seem to like our long standing GP practice arrangement, NHS England has imposed new weekend working arrangements on the already stretched service, and the workforce pressures continue.

    In this episode of Deep Breath In, our GP panel of Tom Nolan, Navjoyt Ladher, and Jenny Rasanathan are joined by Gareth Iacobucci, The BMJ’s assistant news editor, to give them the lowdown on what’s happening around primary care, who some of the key players are, and what his predictions for 2022.

    You can find Deep Breath In on all major podcast apps
    https://www.bmj.com/podcasts/deepbreathin

    • 43 min
    Creativity and wellbeing

    Creativity and wellbeing

    Paula Redmond, clinical psychologist who supports healthcare workers experiencing burnout and other difficulties related to their job. Before this, she worked for the NHS until she experienced bullying, and a lack of support from her organisation, which made her strike out on her own.

    In this wellbeing podcast, she describes the way in which her experience of bullying affected her, and how she used the creative process to help her move on.

    She and Cat Chatfield discuss what creativity actually is, and why small projects can be just as useful as big complex ones - depending upon what you need at the time.

    Futher reading:
    a Blog series on bullying in healthcare: https://drpaularedmond.com/category/bullying_in_healthcare/page/2/
    a mindful embroidery craftivism project ("Do no harm but take no shit") https://drpaularedmond.com/donoharm/

    • 35 min
    Quality improvement and wellbeing are inextricably linked

    Quality improvement and wellbeing are inextricably linked

    Over the course of the last few years, the BMJ has published a series of articles in our Quality Improvement series - aiming to give those new to improvement science a good grasp of how to think about changing things in healthcare.

    Then covid-19 came along, and it seemed like all of healthcare was now aimed at just surviving in the face of the pandemic, and all thoughts of quality improvement projects went out the window... But did they?

    Cat Chatfield, is joined by Will Warburton, former director of quality improvement at the Health Foundation, and advisor on the series.

    To read all of the open access articles mentioned in the discussion, visit https://www.bmj.com/quality-improvement

    • 28 min
    Doctor Informed - Medicine's me too moments

    Doctor Informed - Medicine's me too moments

    In this episode we’re going to be talking about misogyny in surgery, recent revelations about sexual harassment in the theatre have emerged - but these behaviours have been endemic for a while, even as the profession seemed to ignore them.

    Joining Clara Munro is Baroness Helena Kenned, the author of a recent report into diversity in medicine, who, as a barrister, has long worked on discrimination cases.

    The reports mentioned in the episode are from the Royal College of Surgeons;

    https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/about-the-rcs/about-our-mission/diversity-review-2021/

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Emmeceede ,

Talk Evidence is great

Some of the podcast episodes don’t strongly appeal to me, perhaps because I’m not a doctor, but I still think the episodes are of great quality and cover important topics. I particularly enjoy the Talk Evidence series.

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General Practitioner Nashville, TN

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John Ioannidis

This is an extremely well done discussion. I was expecting another BMJ teardown of the US with a liberal-socialist bias, but got a well-reasoned, thoughtful presentation by an extremely brigt man. Dr. Ioannidis is a wonder.

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