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RCGP CIRC Podcast

The RCGP's Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC) delivers a wide portfolio of projects that raise the profile of important and underrepresented clinical areas in primary care. We work with GPs and practice staff, supporting them to deliver a better quality and level of care to their patients.Working across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we work in partnership with a variety of funders, including charities and government bodies, to develop practical support and resources. We champion innovation and quality to ensure that primary care is clinically effective and sustainable for the future.

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24: Menopause: Diagnosis and Management

The average age of women who have a natural menopause is 51 years, although there is wide variation between women. Dr Louise Newson, a GP and Menopause expert in the West Midlands and author of the Essential Knowledge Updates (EKU) module on Menopause: Diagnosis & Management, speaks to Dr Sally Higginbottom about this topic.

19mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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28: Dermoscopy in Primary Care

Skin conditions are very common with around one in four patients consulting their GP with skin problems each year. Because of increasing levels of skin cancers and dermatology referrals, Dr Emma La Roux, RCGP Clinical Champion for Dermatology and Julie Van Onselen, a Specialist Dermatology Nurse, discuss using a dermoscopy to recognise common skin lesions.

12mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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38: The RCGP and Equally Well - Episode 1

Chris Lynch, Lived Experience Adviser for Equally Well and Emma Bailey from the Centre for Mental Health join our RCGP Clinical Champions for Physical Activity and Lifestyle in a discussion about Chris’ experience in navigating the health system as a patient with physical and mental health problems.  Equally Well is an initiative from New Zealand which seeks to promote and support collaborative action to improve physical health among people with a mental illness. More than 100 organisations have come together to do their part to address this health inequality and to share intelligence and ideas. The RCGP is a funding member of an Equally Well UK. Visit the web of Equall Well to find out more about the initiative. Update Description

23mins

10 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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14: Patient Online and Inflammatory Arthritis

RCGP Innovation Programme Manager, Joe Besford, talks to Dr Ralph Sullivan, RCGP Patient Online Clinical Champion, and Dr Imran Khan, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow, about Patient Online and inflammatory arthritis. The topics of conversation range from the direct benefits for patients when using Patient Online, using the detailed coded record to view test results and improving health literacy. The panel also discuss how Patient Online can be used to prepare for consultations as part of a person-centred approach to care that enables individuals to take greater control when managing their long-term conditions using inflammatory arthritis as an exemplar. 

19mins

4 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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15: Sepsis: Listen to us - Part One

The recent Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Report found Sepsis to be the second most prominent cause of death, following pneumonia closely as the first, among people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities, their carers and healthcare providers face a variety of challenges from sepsis. One of these challenges is communication. With many patients using non-verbal communication, it can often fall to carers to act as interpreter. In this podcast, Dr Rachel Marsden, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Sepsis, interviews Dr Elizabeth Herrieven, an Emergency Department Consultant, who has first-hand knowledge of these difficulties. Her daughter has Down's Syndrome and Autism and has had Sepsis several times in her 12 years.

11mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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29: RCGP Innovation Podcast: Episode 1 - GP entrepreneurs

This episode of the RCGP Innovation Podcast is an informal discussion between three RCGP entrepreneurs who are part of the first cohort on the RCGP Innovators Mentorship Programme. They discuss how and why they started their respective innovations, the compatibility of being a GP and an entrepreneur, what the challenges and realities are, and what is rewarding about being clinical and entrepreneurial.  The RCGP Innovation Podcast is intended to support clinical teams with an interest in innovation in primary care. We want to bring you updates on a rapidly changing yet fascinating landscape, introduce you to the diverse, passionate and talented people in this space and talk candidly about their successes and challenges. The RCGP Innovation Podcast is produced by the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre.  For more information on and to apply, please visit Innovators Mentorship Programme pages on the RCGP website. To get in touch with the RCGP Innovation Team, please email: innovation@rcgp.org.uk.

19mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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23: Endometriosis: Diagnosis and Management

Endometriosis is associated with infertility and associated with a lower quality of life with women taking more sick days because of the condition. Dr Anne Connelly, a GP in Bradford with an interest in gynaecology and an RCGP Clinical Adviser speaks to Dr Sally Higginbottom about this topic.

13mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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34: Suicide and self-harm prevention in older adults

Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. In 2017, in the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died from suicide. Suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths annually. Suicide rates in older women have increased in the past five years, converging toward those of younger women of working age; and the suicide rate amongst men aged 60 years an older is higher than rates for male adolescents and younger male adults. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, we’ve a produced this podcast featuring, Dr Elizabeth England, RCGP Clinical Champion for Mental health and Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chair of the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board and RCGP Curriculum Advisor on Mental Health. They discuss a recent paper by Prof Chew-Graham and colleagues published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which looks at the latest evidence and key characteristics around self-harm in older people.

31mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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36: Introduction to the RCGP Active Practice Charter

In this episode, the RCGP Clinical Champions for Physical Activity and Lifestyle, Dr Andrew Boyd and Dr Zoe Williams introduce the Active Practice Charter. The initiative aims to celebrate GP practices who have taken steps to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity amongst their staff and patients. The RCGP Active Practice Charter outlines the key principles of what it means for a practice to be ‘active’. Practices will be asked to make changes including, assessing their own level of engagement with physical activity, implementing changes to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyles and sport to patients. The initiative is open to all the GP practices in the country. Be part of a growing movement of healthcare professionals who are making activity the norm for themselves, and inspiring their patients to do likewise. Sign up to become an RCGP Active Practice here.

10mins

10 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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33: Creating a more sepsis-aware Primary Care

1hr 1min

21 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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12: Sepsis: Suspect Sepsis? Communicating with Ambulance Services

10mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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13: Let's talk about e-cigarettes

A survey by Cancer Research in 2017 found that 20% of general practitioners never discuss e-cigarettes with their patients and a further 25% discussed them occasionally. Further to this, many GPs are unsure of what they should be saying in relation to e-cigarettes. This podcast based on the RCGP position statement on e-cigarettes, features the Cancer Research UK CRUK prevention lead, Professor Linda Bauld, and Dr Richard Roope, RCGP and CRUK Cancer Clinical Champion, addressing key concerns which GPs have voiced about e-cigarettes. They also share the evidence behind the RCGP position statement. We hope you found this podcast useful. Please take one minute to tell us what you think by completing this short feedback survey. A video of this podcast is also available on YouTube.

10mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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20: Sepsis: Spreading the news

Sepsis affected 123,000 people in England in 2014, resulting in approximately 37,000 deaths. 70% of cases derived from an infection developed in the community. This podcast features Dr Rachel Marsden, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Sepsis, who is joined by Dr Alison Tavare, a GP who contracted sepsis after surgery. She shares her experience as a patient and clinician.

17mins

12 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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18: Patient Online and End of Life Care

RCGP Clinical Support Fellow and Dr Sinead Clarke, GP Advisor to Macmillan Cancer Support, about Patient Online and end of life care. Key topics of discussion include how to use Patient Online safely and effectively, GP record data quality, health literacy and digital inclusion, care planning and coordination and proxy access for families and carers. Dr Ralph Sullivan, RCGP Patient Online Clinical Champion talks to Dr Imran Khan,

19mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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19: Patient Online and Dementia

RCGP Innovation Programme Manager Joe Besford talks to Dr Ralph Sullivan, RCGP Patient Online Clinical Champion and Dr Nutan Patel, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow about Patient Online and dementia. They discuss the reasons why Patient Online should be recommended to patients with dementia and or their carers, consideration of Patient Online in advanced care planning and how Patient Online is part of a person-centred approach to care that empowers people to take greater control to manage their healthcare.

25mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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25: Sepsis: Spreading the news.

Sepsis affected 123,000 people in England in 2014, resulting in approximately 37,000 deaths. 70% of cases derived from an infection developed in the community. This podcast features Dr Rachel Marsden, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Sepsis, who is joined by Dr Alison Tavare, a GP who contracted sepsis after surgery. She shares her experience as a patient and clinician.

17mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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44: Women's health: Heavy menstrual bleeding

One in four women of reproductive age in the UK are affected by heavy menstrual bleeding. In this podcast, Dr Anne Connolly, RCGP Clinical Champion for Menstrual Wellbeing, speaks to patient, Jilly, who suffers from heavy menstrual bleeding, about how women experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding can be supported by GPs and primary care teams.

15mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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43: Collaborative general practice: The Quadruple Aim

RCGP Vice Chair for Membership, Professor Mike Holmes talks to RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Collaborative General Practice, Dr Alka Patel about motivations in general practice, Don Berwick’s Triple Aim, which includes, improving the experience of care for patients, improve healthcare outcomes and reducing costs. They also support the need for a fourth aim, the Quadruple Aim, which focuses on improving the experience of delivery of care.

16mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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7: An introduction to genomics basic terminology

An introduction to genomics basic terminology and the potential for primary care involvement

15mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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5: Inflammatory Arthritis: Chronic Management

Dr Danny Murphy talks in more detail with Dr Richard Haigh and Senior Specialist Nurse, Jill Moran, about the role of the specialist nurse, DMARDs, annual reviews and flare management.

32mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #20