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The podcast for GPs and other primary care professionals using the medical media as a springboard to help you target your CPD. In each episode we’ll look at the general picture of what’s going on in the newspaper health pages, daytime TV, online and even radio if it’s relevant. Nothing’s off limits and some of the big TV dramas will get a look in too. We’ll also take some time to chat to a fellow medical colleague about a featured programme in more detail... You can follow us on Twitter and ...
 
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This week GP Dr Jess Harland is back, and talks to us about ‘The Surrogates’ a documentary first shown on BBC3, and now available on the iPlayer. This leads to an interesting conversation where we realise that all of us have our own experience of the fertility journey, and we don’t need to have experienced it all to be able to empathise with others…
 
This week our guest is Nick Inge CEO of iTrust Assurance, a whistleblowing consultancy. He is also a former police officer who has worked in counter terrorism and is the ideal person to give us the inside track on the drama of the moment: 'Line Of Duty' on BBC TV. What does he predict will happen? Who is the fourth man?! We talk about how wrong doi…
 
This week consultant paediatrician Dr Jamie Carter joins Nik to discuss the BBC documentary series 'Football's darkest secret', and the child abuse that football ignored. Decades later, the survivors' voices have finally been heard. At least 50% of your safeguarding Level 3 training should be met through participatory (interactive) events. However,…
 
This week Nottingham GP Dr Jamie Parker joins Nik to talk about the Netflix film starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes, 'The Dig'- and how watching this might lead on to discussions regarding end of life care. How can we get better at these difficult conversations? There's also the usual look at the medical news headlines and the week on daytim…
 
This week GP Katharine McClenaghan joins Nik to talk about the documentary available on Curzon: " The Ponds" which charts a year in the lives of the men and women who swim in the cold water of the ponds at Hampstead Heath- some of them on a daily basis. It's a joyful and uplifting documentary, but is there any science behind the anecdotal benefits …
 
Vulnerability or oversharing? Only one of them takes courage... For this episode, Nik's joined by Dr Caroline Walker: psychiatrist, therapist, speaker, trainer, coach, and founder of The Joyful Doctor. They want YOU to feel better this week, so they're discussing the inspirational Netflix documentary 'Brené Brown: The Call to Courage' , and use it …
 
This week Nik is joined again by GP Abbie Brooks to discuss the most talked about show of the season! What can Regency era London seen in Bridgerton teach us about birth control knowledge amongst young people today, and engaging with patients via social media? Quite a lot in fact!... We also have the usual look at the medical news headlines and the…
 
In a week when there were two high profile documentaries about suicide on TV, Nik is joined by Dr Lee David -a GP and CBT therapist with special interests in mental health and resilience, compassion, behaviour change and education for health professionals. We discuss the BBC documentary 'Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency' and the Channel 4 documenta…
 
This week Dr Nighat Arif, who you might know from her work as a GP and women's health specialist on 'BBC Breakfast' and 'This Morning', joins Nik to discuss the hard hitting BBC drama ' I May Destroy You'. We discuss how to prepare to make sure you are ready if a patient discloses that they have been sexually assaulted. We have the usual look at th…
 
This week Nik's joined by Philippa Harris, who is a learning disability liaison nurse, to discuss the BBC documentary 'Katie Price: Harvey and me". How does Philippa help patients with learning disability that come into hospital either for acute or elective admissions? What could we be doing better in primary care? We have the usual look at the new…
 
Jill, Ritchie, Colin, Roscoe, Ash and Gregory had such an impact on everyone who watched, that we couldn't just cover the first 2 epsiodes. This week Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan and Dr Rex Melville are back to talk about the final 3 episodes of 'It's A Sin'. We've had several messages from people sharing their experiences of what it was like caring for …
 
This week GP Dr Jess Harland joins Nik to talk about how we deal with complaints in primary care. For this we needed an example of conflict and a toxic relationship... Where better to look than the drama of sizzling hot reality show 'Married At First Sight Australia' currently on streaming service All4? We have our usual look at the medical news he…
 
This week we're joined by legendary GP Steve Pratt. With a background in public health and training as a mindfulness teacher, who better to look at the recent paper regarding the effectiveness of low carb diets in the remission of diabetes AND to review the new Headspace TV show on Netflix? There's a 'Million Pound Question' to help you remember th…
 
This week we are joined by two HIV specialists to talk about 'It's A Sin' the new Channel 4 drama from Russell. T. Davies which doesn't pull any punches in dealing with the 1980s AIDS crisis. Dr Rex Melville was involved in testing and managing patients with HIV from the beginning of the epidemic- initially in Melbourne and Sydney and then from 199…
 
This week GP Annie Keeley joins us to talk about the BBC documentary 'The Truth About...Improving Your Mental Health'. It's offical! Listening to Boggled Docs whilst exercising is good for your mental health... other podcasts are available ;) We also chat about the gut biome and how probiotics have been shown to improve mood. The benefits of social…
 
This week Portfolio GP and co-founder of My Locum Manager Surina Chibber joins Nik to be brave and head into 'The Goop Lab'. What horrors do they find, or are they surprised by what they see? What did they expect before they took the plunge!? Sometimes we have to take one for the team- is that the case this week? We also have the usual look at the …
 
This week GP Dr Abbie Brooks joins us to talk about the recent BBC show " The truth about boosting your immune system" which was presented by Dr Ronx- they had some great information to share in a very interesting documentary. Who knew that eating enough fibre, haviong enough vitamin D, moderate exercise, getting enough sleep, 30 second cold shower…
 
This week we head back to simpler times- do you remember August? Oh to be able to have a conversation about hot nights, thunderstorms and flying ants! As promised, we're releasing one of our pilot episodes as GP Charlotte Hart joins Nik to talk about an episode of "Casualty" on BBC1 ( still available on iPlayer) that dealt with a major character li…
 
This week, in our Christmas episode, Nik is joined again by GP Fiona Ritchie to talk about "Last Christmas" starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding . It's a fantastic seasonal watch, but also has some very strong health related themes to discuss. It has the potential to pack a massive emotional punch with some of our patients too, especially in th…
 
This week Nik is joined by doctors Tabitha Morrison and Fenella Powell, two great friends from medical school, to talk about the Channel 4 show "Naked Attraction". How did the show evolve and what do we think it's trying to achieve? Does it deliver? Whatever the case, it may result in patients coming to consult with us regarding body image and self…
 
This week Nik is joined by GPs Lucy Cox and Helen Barnes to talk about the Netflix drama "Sex Education". What happens when a boy at secondary school whose mother happens to be a sex therapist gives out sex therapy advice without any formal training?! We talk about body confidence in teenagers, contraception and STIs amongst other issues. There's t…
 
This week Dr Rachel Morris is back to talk to Nik about how doctors are getting abused during the pandemic and how the longest running soap opera in the UK dealt with the very sensitive issue of the loss of a child. Coronation Street is celebrating 60 years on screen and has been working very closely with The Lily Foundation to raise awareness of m…
 
This week Nik is joined by GP Fiona Ritchie to talk about "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix- a powerful documentary-drama that explores the dangerous human impact of social media. Could it lead to patients seeking help from us and if so, how would we approach this? We have the usual medical news headlines and the daytime TV summary too. Boggled Docs:…
 
This week we're joined by GP Dr James Thambyrajah to talk about the first episode of the new series of Hospital on BBC2. This was filmed as the first lockdown started and shows the impact on patients and their families as their investigations and treatment are delayed. We consider this from a primary care perspective- how can we support our patient…
 
Can cold water swimming and interacting with an octopus really help with depression and burnout? This week, GP Dr Charlotte Hart joins Nik to discuss the visually stunning and life affirming Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher". As usual, we also take a look at the medical news headlines for the week, and consider what health issues have been r…
 
It's the biggest comedy show of recent years, but when you look more closely, the subject matter isn’t something that obviously lends itself to laughter. This week, GP Dr Sara Wood joins Nik to talk about grief and loss, and what else has caught her eye in the medical media. We've also got the news headlines and our usual whistle-stop tour of what'…
 
This week's episode is a half term special. Nik is joined by Dr Geraint Lloyd to discuss the Disney Pixar movie "Inside Out" - what does it tell us about our own mental health and that of children and young people? Could it be used as a way to start a conversation with a young person about how they are in these difficult times? What resources do we…
 
This week GP Sarah Westerbeek joins Nik to discuss a news story that has caught her attention and also chat about the documentary on BBC iPlayer Rob Burrow: My Year with MND. As usual we also look at some of the medical news headlines and the week in daytime TV... What might our patients have read or watched that could bring them in to see us?…
 
In this week's episode, Nik Kendrew is joined by GP Dr Osman Bhatti to discuss a newspaper story that has caught his eye- are some newspapers making medical mountains out of molehills to generate clickbait? We look at a week of BBC Breakfast in our daytime TV section. Our main discussion is about " Me, my brother and our balls" , a documentary curr…
 
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