Primary Care Knowledge Boost

All things General Practice! Join doctors Sara and Lisa as they interview specialists from around Greater Manchester with the aim of improving the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians. The podcast has been made possible due to the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester.

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Episodes

3 days ago

This is the second episode in our MSK mini-series. Doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Tom Smith and Charlotte Baker again, who are First Contact Practitioners in Wigan. The focus of this chat is shoulder pain - using a hypothetical case to discuss important history points, red flags, useful examination tips, differential diagnoses and further assessment options.
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
British Elbow and Shoulder Society guidelines: https://bess.ac.uk/national-guidelines/
British Elbow and Shoulder Society pathways: https://bess.ac.uk/patient-care-pathways-and-guidelines/
ShoulderDoc: https://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk/
Patient Exercise Options: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

MSK Mini-Series: Back Pain

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

This is the first episode in a three part MSK mini-series, which aims to briefly capture important features in history, examination and further investigations of common joint presentations. Doctors Sara and Lisa speak to Tom Smith and Charlotte Baker who are First Contact Physiotherapists in Wigan. Back pain is the focus of this episode, with a fictional case used to chat through history, examination, red flags and further assessment of this very common primary care topic.
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Getting it right first time (GIRFT): https://gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/interactive-pathway-to-help-diagnose-and-treat-cauda-equina-syndrome-without-delay-is-now-live/
National Spine Network, National Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway: https://www.nationalspinenetwork.co.uk/National-Back-Pain-and-Radicular-Pain-Pathway 
MACP cauda equina information cards: https://www.macpweb.org/learning-resources/cauda-equina-information-cards.aspx
NICE guidelines for back pain and sciatica: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59
International Framework for Red Flags for Potential Serious Spinal Pathologies - Finucane et al 2020: https://www.jospt.org/doi/epdf/10.2519/jospt.2020.9971
Patient Exercise Options: https://www.southtees.nhs.uk/services/back-pain/backtracks/my-backtracks-playlist/
Patient Exercise Options: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Polypharmacy

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Senior Pharmacist Sarah Hafeez about Polypharmacy. She explains the difference between inappropriate and appropriate polypharmacy before talking through some typical cases that illustrate several examples of common scenarios. This leads to discussions on prioritising concerns, weaning/stopping medications, counselling patients on the effects of Opioids and Gabapentinoids and involving community teams aiming for successful reductions of addiction forming medications. Other gems include a discussion of the potential long term risks of Proton Pump Inhibitors and advice on weaning, remembering to consider anticholinergic burdens as well as handy resources for tackling Polypharmacy, Structured Medications Reviews and medication reductions.
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group: Inappropriate Polypharmacy Review and Treatment Optimisation: Resource Pack (from Dec 2022, accessed Dec 2023): https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/GMMMG-Polypharmacy-resource-pack-v3.0.pdf
Scotland Polypharmacy Resources for Professionals and for Patients: https://www.polypharmacy.scot.nhs.uk/for-patients-and-carers/
Scottish Polypharmacy Guidance 2018: https://www.therapeutics.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Polypharmacy-Guidance-2018.pdf
Lewis T. Using the NO TEARS tool for medication review. BMJ. 2004 Aug 21;329(7463):434. doi: 10.1136/bmj.329.7463.434. PMID: 15321901; PMCID: PMC514207 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC514207/
Toolkit for General Practice in Supporting Older People Living with Frailty (includes a great Appendix of the STOPP/START criteria (2017): https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/toolkit-general-practice-frailty-1.pdf
An example of an Anticholinergic Burdon Resource from West Essex CCG 2020: https://westessexccg.nhs.uk/your-health/medicines-optimisation-and-pharmacy/clinical-guidelines-and-prescribing-formularies/04-central-nervous-system/61-anticholinergic-side-effects-and-prescribing-guidance/file
Canadian Resource for Deprescribing including reducing medications and some patient information leaflets: https://deprescribing.org/
Resource for help reducing and stopping medications: https://medstopper.com/
Me and My Medicines Resource for Patients to look through their medications before reviews or for information: https://meandmymedicines.org.uk/
Anticholinergic Medications and Risks of Dementia Cochrane Editorial with Reports in Link (Sept 2021): https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.ED000154/full
Anticholinergic drugs and risk of dementia: Time for action? British Pharmacological Society. Bell B et al Jun 2021 (9:3). Accessed 15/1/2024:  https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/prp2.793
Cognitive Effects of Anticholinergic Load in Women with Overactive Bladder. Clin Interv Aging. 2020; 15: 1493–1503: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7457731/
Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group: Management of Overactive Bladder Including a simple Bladder Diary before and after stopping Medications (Jun 2019): https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Management-of-OAB-in-adults-v3-0-approved-Aug-2019.pdf
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Doctors Lisa and Sara speak with Dr Anne Connolly, a GP with a special in Gynaecology, trained hysteroscopist, and founding member of the Primary Care Women's Health Forum, where she just stepped down as chair in 2023. They speak about the importance of raising awareness about women’s health problems such as heavy menstrual bleeding, how underappreciated it can be, and the impact it can have on women’s lives. They then use cases to illustrate the assessment and management of heavy menstrual bleeding, making sure to touch on risk factors, concerning features and differentials.
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Who pays this doctor: https://www.whopaysthisdoctor.org/
Primary care women’s health forum: https://pcwhf.co.uk/#
NICE NG88 Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Guidelines (May 2021): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng88
NICE guidelines for Red Flags for Gynaecological Cancers (Updated Dec 2021): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng12/chapter/Recommendations-organised-by-site-of-cancer#gynaecological-cancers
Cancer Research UK: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/
Jo’s Trust for Cervical Cancer: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/
The Eve Appeal: UK Charity funding research and raising awareness of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal: https://eveappeal.org.uk/
Go Girls: UK Charity Supporting Women with gynaecological cancers: https://www.gogirlssupport.org/
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Chronic Pain

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Doctors Sara and Lisa talk to Dr Mahindra Chincholkar, a consultant anaesthetist and Clinical Director Manchester and Salford Pain Centre. They take a detailed dive into the concept of pain and chronic pain, and then Mahindra explains his stepwise approach to assessing and managing chronic pain through the use of an anonymous case. 
Greater Manchester healthcare professionals have collaborated to design the Greater Manchester Pain Management Resources Hub that gathers helpful tools and resources in one place. The Hub brings together a variety of useful resources including guidance to support effective consultations, patient self-management information to share, clinician aids and tools, shared learning and education, how to use data to understand the local population, and information to access related services across the conurbation.
“Pain Killers” do not stop pain, they mask it, and prolonged use can lead to lasting harm including addiction. Healthcare professionals can use the new NHS Greater Manchester Pain Management Resources Hub to support their patients to safely reduce opioids and identify alternatives. Take a look and explore more here: Greater Manchester Pain Management Resources Hub
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Case report about nail in the boot (original article inaccessible): Fisher et al BMJ 1995
Permission to Move Book: https://www.permissiontomove.com/books
Tame the Beast: https://www.tamethebeast.org/#tame-the-beast
Flippin’ Pain: https://flippinpain.co.uk/
British Pain Society: https://www.britishpainsociety.org/
Faculty of Pain Medicine: https://fpm.ac.uk/
The Pain Toolkit: https://www.paintoolkit.org/
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Round up of the Year

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Doctors Sara and Lisa discuss the podcast episodes over the year. We talk about our longer term learning points, how the year has gone and what's to come.
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Frailty

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Doctors Sara and Lisa talk to Dr Sadaat Ahmed about Frailty. We discuss definitions, frailty syndromes, frailty scores and the need to take care with these. We talk through a case to showcase how recognising frailty and managing the controllable areas can make a big difference to patients' lives and slow or even sometimes reverse frailty. 
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
British Geriatrics Society Fit For Frailty Guidelines: https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/resource-series/fit-for-frailty
British Geriatrics Society Comprehensive Geriatrics Assessment Primary Care Toolkit: https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/resource-series/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-toolkit-for-primary-care-practitioners
National Osteoporosis Guidelines Group: https://www.nogg.org.uk/
British Geriatrics Society Frailty eLearning Hub: https://www.bgs.org.uk/elearning-0
The dangers of diagnosing frailty based on automatically calculated electronic Frailty Scores: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/gms-contract-batch-coding-statement.pdf
RCGP Internal and External Resources around Frailty: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/your-career/gp-extended-roles/Useful-resources-for-frailty
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

The importance of addressing climate change and sustainability is gaining more traction across the NHS. In order to find out more about the situation, and what can be done within Primary Care, Doctors Sara and Lisa talk to Dr David McKelvey who is a GP from Salford and NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Clinical Lead in Sustainability in Primary Care.
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Greater Manchester Primary Care Provider Board - Sustainability in general practice: https://gmpcb.org.uk/sustainability/sustainability-in-general-practice/
Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group - Three steps for Greener Respiratory Care: https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Greener-inhaler-poster-Staff-FINAL.pdf
Patient decision aid on asthma inhalers and climate change (Aug 2022): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng80/resources/inhalers-for-asthma-patient-decision-aid-pdf-6727144573
The GP Excellence Podcast - How can you support sustainability in General Practice? https://omny.fm/shows/gp-excellence-podcast/how-can-you-support-sustainability-in-general-prac
Royal College of General Practice Climate change and sustainability resources page: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/representing-you/policy-areas/sustainable-development
Royal College of General Practice Net Zero Hub: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=650
10 Step Plan for Primary Care Sustainability in GM https://gmpcb.org.uk/sustainability/sustainability-10-step-plan/
Planetary Boundaries – an up-to-date interview between Kevin Anderson and Johan Rockstrom.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLq8e73-FAw
The 2023 state of the climate report - Entering uncharted territory: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biad080/7319571
NHS Green Plan – a video about what’s happening. https://youtu.be/Nap2p4EeUQo
Greater Manchester Greener Practice Group: https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/join-our-network/local-groups/greater-manchester/
Take the jump – steps individuals can do: https://takethejump.org/
Open Prescribing Green NHS: https://openprescribing.net/icb/QOP/measures/?tags=greenernhs
Health for Extinction Rebellion: https://healthforxr.com/
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Research in General Practice

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Doctors Sara and Lisa talk to a GP involved in Primary Care Research Dr Imran Ghafoor and Ewa Grzegorska, a Research Support Facilitator from the National Health and Clinical Research Institute about Research in Primary Care. We talk through Dr Ghafoor’s journey into being part of Primary Care Research, what embarking on Research Projects in Primary Care might look like, from the straightforward to the more involved, and some of the practicalities and financial considerations. 
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
If you want to contact the research Team from today Directly:
[email protected] or  [email protected]
National Institute of Health and Care Research: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/
Clinicians wanting to Train up in Research Initial Training Module Good Clinical Practice (through National Institute for Health and Care Research): https://www.nihr.ac.uk/health-and-care-professionals/learning-and-support/good-clinical-practice.htm
Implementation of inclisiran in UK primary care for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or ASCVD-risk equivalents: rationale and design of VICTORION-Spirit, a pragmatic phase IIIb, randomised controlled study: https://www.ijclinicaltrials.com/index.php/ijct/article/view/672
Safety and Efficacy of Dexpramipexole in Eosinophilic Asthma (EXHALE): A randomized controlled trial (mentioned and not published yet): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37277072/
National Institute of Health and Care Research List of Possible Studies of Interest: https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/results/search-results
Some Primary Care professionals may also want to be a participant in research (which in itself is a nice way to see what it's all about). The best way to do this is to go to https://www.researchforthefuture.org/ 
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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This podcast has been made with the support of GP Excellence and Wigan CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 
The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast - it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.

Dentistry as part of Primary Care

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

To find out more about how Dentistry works in England, Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Greater Manchester Workforce Lead for Dentistry Mukhtar Ahmad. We cover how Dental Services are set up and funded in England and some current challenges. We move on to specific questions about how General Practice and Dentistry can help each other. Themes include; information sharing, Bisphosphonates, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Diabetes. 
You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
BMA Advice and Support Patients presenting with dental problems (Sept 2020): https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/gp-practices/gp-service-provision/patients-presenting-with-dental-problems?fbclid=IwAR1-rLLfHumLXMZSXxnb8UF_4acvgbTTcPYmvSQHa8VX18fM0Yn-8fCBoAk
Scottish Dental Resources for Professionals: https://www.scottishdental.org/professionals/
Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme. Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs (March 2022): https://www.sdcep.org.uk/published-guidance/anticoagulants-and-antiplatelets/
NHS Choices: Find A Dentist: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist
Baby Teeth Do Matter: https://babyteethdomatter.org/
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We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
Email us at: [email protected]
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