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Doctors in Politics | Dr Philippa Whitford MP | Healthy Discussions #1

HLA Listen

Born in Belfast, Dr Philippa Whitford studied medicine in the West of Scotland before specialising in breast surgery. She has been a Consultant Breast Surgeon for 19 years, and is now the MP for Central Ayrshire and the Westminster spokesperson on Health and Europe for the Scottish National Party. Over her career she has studied Breast Cancer Immunology for her MD dissertation, worked as a medical volunteer in Palestine and sat on the Health Select committee. In this inspiring conversation, Philippa and Zack discuss the misogyny she experienced as a young surgeon in the 1980s, the advantages of gaining experience abroad, whether we need more doctors in front-line politics, the coronavirus pandemic and much more. Philippa's Links The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett The Health Gap by Michael Marmot Twitter - @Dr_PhilippaW  Music - Overriding Concern by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4187-overriding-concern License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ About the host Zack Hassan is a junior doctor based in Edinburgh and a Healthcare Leadership Academy Scholar. His podcast hosting combines his experience of debating at the Cambridge Union with insights from the NHS front-line. Twitter – @MontereyZack  Zack's LinkedIn  Our Supporters The Healthcare Leadership Academy has a mission to inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders. They have lots of opportunities on their website for a variety of health professionals, including through HLA Listen, their podcasting channel. Health Education England North East and Health Education England South West support the podcast by sponsoring HLA Listen. Medics.Academy is an online platform which provides technology enhanced learning solutions for organisations and individuals. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hla-listen/message

1hr 15mins

1 Mar 2021

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Building the Scottish State #014 with Dr Philippa Whitford

Scottish Independence Podcast - YesCowal and IndyLive Radio

Host Dr Mark McNaught interviews Dr Philippa Whitford who shares her insights about the Westminster bubble and her aspirations for the kind of country an independent Scotland could become 


14 Oct 2020

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DMA Politics Podcast 18: Dr Philippa Whitford MP

DMA Politics Podcast

This week, Michael speaks to the SNP's Spokesperson for Health at Westminster, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, about the Scottish Government's new contact tracing app, Protect Scotland.  Prior to becoming the MP for Central Ayrshire, Dr Whitford was a breast cancer surgeon in the NHS for 30 years and has enormous experience in health in practice, and now, in health policy.  As well as diving into the discussion around the Protect Scotland app, how it works and the various ethical issues surrounding their use, we chat about her experience as a doctor and how parliament is coping in the coronavirus pandemic. You can read more from Dr Whitford and many other experts in policy, academia and industry, in our COVID-19 Contact Tracing App article series as part of the Value of Data campaign on our website.


15 Sep 2020

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Brexit Breakdown podcast with Philippa Whitford MP and Professor Tamara Hervey

The UK in a Changing Europe

In this episode, podcaster James Millar speaks to SNP spokesperson for health, Philippa Whitford MP and Professor Tamara Hervey from Sheffield university. They discuss Brexit, the impact of Covid-19 on the NHS and how well the UK and EU member states have handled the crisis.


15 May 2020

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A New, Radical Approach (with Philippa Whitford MP)

Bloomberg Westminster

Boris Johnson's "baby steps" towards lifting the lockdown come into effect today. Philippa Whitford, SNP MP for Central Ayrshire and the party's health spokesperson, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Roger Hearing and Sebastian Salek why England is going too far in easing the restrictions.Plus, Bloomberg Opinion columnist Therese Raphael explains how the government can pay for its furlough program without unleashing another wave of austerity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


13 May 2020

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Will Coronavirus Close Down Parliament? (with Philippa Whitford MP)

Bloomberg Westminster

Dr Philippa Whitford, SNP MP for Central Ayrshire and the party's health spokesperson, says she's in favour of a partial shutdown of Parliament because of coronavirus, but fears a total closure would leave too much power in the government's hands. She also says Boris Johnson shouldn't be making a show of public hand shaking amid concerns around spreading coronavirus.Plus, our health editor John Lauerman and senior executive editor David Merritt join to talk about whether parts of the U.K. could end up in lockdown like Northern Italy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


9 Mar 2020

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Wee Ginger Dugcast: Talking Brexit and indy with Dr Philippa Whitford

The National Politics Podcast

National editor Callum Baird and columnist Paul Kavanagh (aka the Wee Ginger Dug) are joined by SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford for a special edition of the Wee Ginger Dugcast. Brexit, the NHS and Scottish independence are all among the subjects up for discussion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


20 Sep 2019

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Scottish Independence Podcast 171 - Dr Philippa Whitford

The Scottish Independence Podcast

The 171st episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is mostly a speech by Dr Philippa Whitford (a previous guest on the show). I'm sure you do, but just in case you didn't know, Dr Whitford MP is an SNP MP but before her time in politics she was a consultant breast surgeon, one who also worked as part of UN mission in Gaza and even a couple of years ago went to the West Bank to operare on four women suffering from Breast Cancer.The speech, principally about the Scottish Health service, was at Clermiston and is reproduced here courtesy of Independence Live.At the end of the speech I left the Q & A section in because most of the questions from the floor were, I imagine, exactly the ones the majority of listeners to this podcast would have asked, and she also gave some good responses.Finally, before that main course of the podcast begins, I put in a little starter when it seemed, just for a second, that the BBC was going to go somewhere it never ever goes.Hope you enjoy.LINKShttps://twitter.com/Dr_PhilippaWhttps://twitter.com/liveIndyScothttp://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/mgreenwellhttps://www.facebook.com/TheScottishIndependencePodcast

1hr 41mins

9 Oct 2018

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AQ: Diane Abbott MP, Saqib Bhatti, Sir Alan Duncan MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP

Any Questions? and Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.


6 Oct 2018

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Dr Philippa Whitford - SNP MP for Central Ayrshire - gives her opinion on Freedom of Movement and the implications of the Brexit Bill

What's The Craic

A week after the Brexit Bill was passed in the House of Commons with an amendemnt rejected that could have clarified the rights of EU and Irish citizens , we speak to Irish born SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford. Representing a party that has been vocal in their support of Europeans living in Scotland from the outset, we speak about the uncertainty around the future of EU citizens living in Britain as well as British citizens living in Europe. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. See whatsthecraicrr.co.uk for showtimes. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #politics #Brexit #Scotland #ScotlandNationalParty #Westminster


13 Feb 2017