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SOUTHPOD

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Southpod is the voice of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. We provide health and social care services across five council areas but what exactly does that mean? Join us, the Communications team, and our occasional guest takeovers, as we discuss and explore the work of the Trust as we continue to provide safe, high quality care.

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Southpod is the voice of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. We provide health and social care services across five council areas but what exactly does that mean? Join us, the Communications team, and our occasional guest takeovers, as we discuss and explore the work of the Trust as we continue to provide safe, high quality care.

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SOUTHPOD

Latest release on Jan 19, 2021

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Season 2 I Episode 13: Want to stop smoking? Our Stop Smoking team is here to help.

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Did you know you’re up to 4 times more likely to stop smoking for good if you use a combination of stop smoking treatment and receive support from one of our Stop Smoking Specialists?

Our stop smoking service is provided by specialist advisers who use a range of proven methods to help you quit smoking. They will support you to develop a tailored quit plan based on why you smoke and why you want to quit. They will give you accurate information and advice including details of NHS approved treatments to help you quit. They will also provide follow on support during the first few months of you stopping smoking.

Quitting smoking can make a huge improvement to your health, energy levels, life expectancy and protects your home and loved ones from harmful effects of tobacco smoke.

Jan 19 2021

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Rank #2: Season 2 I Episode 12: Staff needed for major COVID-19 antibody study

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As COVID-19 is a new disease we still have much to learn about how our immune system responds to it. We don’t know how long an antibody response lasts or whether having antibodies means you cannot be re-infected or transmit the virus to others. Trust staff are involved in a major national study which will help us answer some of these questions.


Jan 14 2021

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Rank #3: Season 2 I Episode 11: Vaccine safety mini series

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The first of the COVID-19 vaccines is already being rolled out to priority groups across Northern Ireland. Dr Tracey Boyce speaks to Southpod about how this may be the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve all been waiting for. 

Dec 22 2020

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Rank #4: Season 2 I Episode 10: COVID vaccine

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Our very own Joe and Karen Walker – the Trust’s top peer vaccinators. 
In this episode they tell us why they’ll be front of the queue for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Dec 01 2020

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Rank #5: Season 2 I Episode 9: Vaccine Safety

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With so much misinformation out there about vaccines it’s vital that we all have the facts about immunisation. 
Dr Shilpa Shah speaks to Southpod to dispel some common vaccine myths.

Dec 01 2020

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Rank #6: Season 2 I Episode 8: World Aids Day: A Personal Perspective

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Figures from the PHA estimate that approximately 1130 people are living with HIV and receiving care in Northern Ireland.  Mal is one of those people. 
He shares his own story highlighting the progress that has been made, the need to continue education and awareness, and the role of healthcare professionals in championing change and challenging stigma.  

Nov 27 2020

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Rank #7: Season 2 I Episode 7: Lives vs livelihoods

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Is it possible to recover the economy and still suppress the virus?

We speak to  Ms Ana Paula Coutinho Rehse, Infection Prevention and Control Expert, WHO Regional Office for Europe to find out.

Nov 13 2020

16mins

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Rank #8: Season 2 I Episode 6: COVID conversations

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Superspreaders, ventilation, cleaning, social distancing, testing, PPE…

Global IPC expert discusses COVID-19 with the team leading the Trust’s response to the Pandemic.

Nov 09 2020

30mins

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Rank #9: Season 2 I Episode 5: Why you should #ChooseOT?

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As part of Occupational Therapy (OT) Week we spoke to some of our Children’s Occupational Therapists about  how the service has evolved and diversified over the years and why you should think about a career in OT.

Nov 03 2020

32mins

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Rank #10: Season 2 I Episode 4: How not to wear a face mask

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 Masks only work when we wear them properly. 
In this episode we speak to Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Denise McDonagh who talks about some common mask mistakes and explains how wearing a face mask incorrectly can actually do more harm than good.

Oct 20 2020

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