37 episodes

One of the nation’s most popular TV doctors, Alex George, speaks to healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond to care for their patients.

An A&E doctor at the height of this pandemic, Alex talks to an inspiring range of guests, giving us unique insight and exclusive access to those who often work in dangerous or austere environments.

This series is about celebrating healthcare heroes and telling their stories.

If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

One of the nation’s most popular TV doctors, Alex George, speaks to healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond to care for their patients.

An A&E doctor at the height of this pandemic, Alex talks to an inspiring range of guests, giving us unique insight and exclusive access to those who often work in dangerous or austere environments.

This series is about celebrating healthcare heroes and telling their stories.

If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com

    Life & Death in Intensive Care with Nurse Becky Ellis-Smith

    Life & Death in Intensive Care with Nurse Becky Ellis-Smith

    Dr Alex learns more about what it's been like to work as a nurse in adult critical care through the Covid-19 crisis with Senior Sister Becky Ellis-Smith from the Royal London Hospital.
     
    Caring for the sickest patients, with case numbers increasing through the second wave, Becky talks honestly about the kind of pressures staff are facing as they are pushed to the limit.
     
    Content warning: contains references to intensive care trauma and treatments, maternal death, losing a baby, death, bereavement, mental health
     
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
     
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
     
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    Thanks to Co op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 45 min
    Flying Doctors - Helicopter Emergency Medical Service with Dr Lisa Cunningham

    Flying Doctors - Helicopter Emergency Medical Service with Dr Lisa Cunningham

    Dr Lisa Cunningham is an emergency doctor who specialises in pre hospital care.
    She works with the air ambulance service, flying in a helicopter to bring life saving skills straight to the scene of those in need of urgent care.
    From cardiac arrests and road accidents to stabbings, Lisa tells Alex what it's really like treating some of the most critically ill patients before they get to hospital.
    Content warning: contains references to emergency medical procedures and trauma injuries
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 47 min
    Knife Crime - Saving Lives With The Street Doctors

    Knife Crime - Saving Lives With The Street Doctors

    Street Doctors is a charity which aims to prevent youth violence and reduce its impact. By teaching first aid, it hopes to equip young people aged 11-25 with the knowledge to make more informed decisions about how to keep themselves and others safe.
    Dr Alex is joined by two members of the Street Doctors' team to find out more. Fauziya Lakhi is the National Volunteer Co-ordinator and Layla Walker Lawrence is a medical student and volunteer.
    For further information on Street Doctors, go to www.streetdoctors.org or @StreetDoctors on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook.
    Content warning: contains references to knife crime, medical interventions and death.
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 30 min
    Life Line: Handling 999 Calls with Emergency Response Dispatcher Mandy Cassidy

    Life Line: Handling 999 Calls with Emergency Response Dispatcher Mandy Cassidy

    Mandy Cassidy has been working in the London Ambulance Service's 999 control room for the last 18 years, most recently as an ambulance dispatcher.
    She is responsible for sending ambulances to emergencies and making sure patients are receiving the most appropriate response required.
    After tragically losing her son to knife crime, she now also teaches Year 7 children about the dangers of carrying knives.
    Content warning: contains references to knife crime, emergency medical procedures, sick children, end of life care, death, bereavement
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.

    • 35 min
    Critical Care on the City Streets With Advanced Paramedic Kevin Cuddon

    Critical Care on the City Streets With Advanced Paramedic Kevin Cuddon

    One of the stars of the BBC TV series Ambulance, Advanced Paramedic, Kevin Cuddon, talks to Alex about his role with the London Ambulance Service, responding to the most seriously ill or injured across the captial.
    He discusses his training in critical care, supporting other paramedics in decision making and attending calls to cardiac arrests, mental health crises and complex maternity cases.
    He also gives Alex a refresher in how to deliver CPR, too.
    Content warning: contains references to suicide, mental health, medical procedures, end of life care, death
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Thanks to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co-op Health app today.

    • 41 min
    War Doctor: Trauma Surgery On The Front Line with Professor David Nott

    War Doctor: Trauma Surgery On The Front Line with Professor David Nott

    For the last twenty five years, Professor David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his role as a Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon in the NHS to work for aid agencies overseas.
    As well as treating patients affected by conflict and catastrophe and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes, he also teaches advanced surgical skills to local medics and surgeons.
    He joins Alex to talk about his experiences and his best selling memoir, War Doctor.
    Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.
    If you want to get in touch or you have a question, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
    Content warning: contains some scenes which listeners may find upsetting, with references to medical procedures, war injuries, depression, PTSD, end of life care and death
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
    For more information on the David Nott Foundation, please go to https://davidnottfoundation.com

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

MamanJessica ,

War Doctor

I pop in now and again for a listen and I’m so glad that I didn’t miss this one! The War Doctor episode was absolutely riveting. Thank you for this wonderful interview and for introducing me to this amazing human. Great job, Dr. Alex.

Louise 🥰 ,

Super informative

I am loving these podcasts! Alex is an incredibly educated physician and he has such a soothing voice. Not to mention he is devastatingly handsome. Worth the listen! Big thanks from Colorado for all of your hard work put into this podcast sir!!

corrie_ann ,

Fantastic

Always delivering great, useful content!

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