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

Wednesday Jul 06, 2022

This week’s episode is designed for primary care clinicians wanting an overview of current diabetes management. Doctors Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Marlon Morais and Nicola Milne to talk first about Type 1 diabetes briefly (from the GP point of view) before going on to discuss the recent changes to the NICE guidelines for management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. We cover useful ways of sifting through the options for medicines and the importance of a holistic approach and the NHS low calorie programmes. The resource list is incredibly useful. You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Visual Summary of NICE Guidelines (Feb 2022): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng28/resources/visual-summary-full-version-choosing-medicines-for-firstline-and-further-treatment-pdf-10956472093#page=2
Diabetes UK Emotional Wellbeing Module CPD: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/training--competencies/courses/emotional-wellbeing-module
Diabetes on the Net Six Steps to Insulin Safety Module for Healthcare Professionals (based on key recommendations by NICE in 2017): https://diabetesonthenet.com/diabetes-news/six-steps-to-insulin-safety-e-learning-module/
Trend Diabetes Injection Technique Matters: https://trenddiabetes.online/injection-technique-matters/
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Management for Adults: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/diabetes-type-2/management/management-adults/
Diabetes in Control, When and When Not to use an SGLT2 Inhibitor (traffic light system): http://www.northoftyneapc.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/12/SGLT-2-Top-Tips-V7.pdf
SGLT2 inhibitors: Indications, doses and licences from Diabetes & Primary Care: https://diabetesonthenet.com/wp-content/uploads/Brown_Need-to-know-SGLT2is.pdf
Diabetes drugs and renal impairment: Updated GPnotebook Shortcuts (Nov 2021): https://diabetesonthenet.com/journal-diabetes-nursing/diabetes-drugs-and-renal-impairment-updated-gpnotebook-shortcuts/
Diabetes on the Net At a Glance Factsheets: https://diabetesonthenet.com/tag/at-a-glance-factsheet/
Diabetes UK: What is a Healthy, Balanced Diet for Diabetes: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/enjoy-food/eating-with-diabetes/what-is-a-healthy-balanced-diet
The DiRECT Trial: Weight Management Interventions in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (informing the Low Calorie Diet Pilots): https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(19)30068-3/fulltext
Sick Day Rules for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Leicester: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c2ccb867c93271f5edc9718/t/5ed7a143ee2bfa731b017aac/1591189828264/Sick_Day_Rules_T1_Infographic_V4%5B1438%5D.pdf
Sick Day Rules for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Leicester: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6439bab7411c94f2ebe216/t/6000117d2a88fe77419f655a/1610617215447/Sick_Day_Rules_T2DM.pdf
NHS Very Low Calorie Diets: https://www.england.nhs.uk/diabetes/treatment-care/low-calorie-diets/https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc/
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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.

Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

Doctors Lisa and Sara are joined by Diabetes Lead for Manchester CCG GP Dr Marlon Morais and Diabetes Support Lead and Diabetes Specialist Nurse Nicola Milne to discuss diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus. We go through the types of Diabetes Mellitus, touching on MODY and LADA and get advice on avoiding common pitfalls in making a new diagnosis of Diabetes in General Practice. We talk about the prevalence and importance of this diagnosis, both for patients and the NHS and red flags to look out for. We then cover impaired fasting glucose and the current management options for this including the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.  You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Diabetes UK: types of Diabetes Mellitus explained: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-the-basics/types-of-diabetes
WHO Classification of Diabetes Mellitus (2019): https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/classification-of-diabetes-mellitus
GP Notebook Clinical Classification of Diabetes Mellitus (2021): https://gpnotebook.com/en-gb/simplepage.cfm?ID=-26542064
What is MODY Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young?: https://www.diabetesgenes.org/what-is-mody/
NICE guidelines: When to suspect Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (April 2022): https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/diabetes-type-2/diagnosis/diagnosis-in-adults/
NICE CKS Guidelines Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Nov 2020): https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/diabetes-type-1/
Language Matters in Diabetes: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/language-matters-language-and-diabetes/
Diabetes UK Information Prescriptions: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/resources/resources-to-improve-your-clinical-practice/information-prescriptions-qa
Finish Diabetes Prevention Study (2003): https://diabetesjournals.org/care/article/26/12/3230/21849/The-Finnish-Diabetes-Prevention-Study-DPS
National Diabetes Prevention Programme: https://www.england.nhs.uk/diabetes/diabetes-prevention/
Flatbush Diabetes information on GP Notebook:  https://gpnotebook.com/en-gb/simplepage.cfm?ID=x20160928141517439169
Effects of Diet and Exercise in Preventing NIDDM in People With Impaired Glucose Tolerance: The Da Qing IGT and Diabetes Study (Apr 1997): https://diabetesjournals.org/care/article/20/4/537/22408/Effects-of-Diet-and-Exercise-in-Preventing-NIDDM
The Da Qing IGT and Diabetes Study 30 year follow up: Morbidity and mortality after lifestyle intervention for people with impaired glucose tolerance: 30-year results of the Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Outcome Study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. Jun 2019: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31036503/
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Know Your Risk Patient Calculator: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc/
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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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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.

Easy Bruising and Bleeding

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Doctors Lisa and Sara welcome Consultant Haematologist Dr Chris Gregory back to the podcast to discuss bruising and bleeding issues. We go through history, examination and differentials including patterns of bleeding more associated with different causes. We cover what constitutes excessive/concerning bleeding and blood test values that would lead to on the day/urgent referrals. At the end of the episode, you will hear our learning points. You can use these podcasts as part of your CPD - we don’t do certificates but they still count :)
Useful resources: 
Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Bruising (March 2021) https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/bruising/
BMJ article Survey, Vitamin C deficiency as a cause of bruising: https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2511.full
NICE Suspected Cancer Referrals for Haematological Malignancies (as of Dec 2021): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng12/chapter/Recommendations-organised-by-site-of-cancer#haematological-cancers
Greater Manchester Safeguarding Guidelines for Bruising in Non-mobile Children: https://greatermanchesterscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/pr_bruising_babies_child.html
British Society for Haematology Guidelines: https://b-s-h.org.uk/guidelines/
Non UK based Information: American Family Physician Feb 2016 ‘Clinical evaluation of bleeding and bruising in primary care’. Includes a helpful breakdown of normal vs excessive bleeding etc: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p279.html
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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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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 May 25, 2022

Drs Lisa and Sara were thrilled to welcome Professor Dame Helen Stokes-Lampard onto the podcast to talk about one of her passions within medicine - social prescribing. They discuss what social prescribing is and why it matters. They talk about the National Academy of Social Prescribing, and its current roles and remit. There are some great examples shared about social prescribing in action, and resources highlighted where people can find out more information about getting involved and having social prescribing link workers in practice.
Useful resources: 
Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers: https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/jobs/
Greater Manchester Training Hub: https://www.gmthub.co.uk
NHS England - Social Prescribing: https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges: https://www.aomrc.org.uk/
National Academy for Social Prescribing: https://socialprescribingacademy.org.uk/
National Academy for Social Prescribing Twitter: https://twitter.com/NASPTweets
Global Social Prescribing Alliance: https://www.gspalliance.com/
Men’s Sheds: https://menssheds.org.uk/
The Money and Pensions Service: https://moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk/
Park Run: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/
English National Opera - Breathe: https://www.eno.org/eno-breathe-3/
Campaign to End Loneliness: https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/
Football Association - Walking Football: https://thewfa.co.uk/
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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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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.

Assertiveness in General Practice

Wednesday May 11, 2022

Wednesday May 11, 2022

Today Lisa and Sara welcome Dr Rachel Morris back onto the podcast. Rachel is a former GP who has previously worked in GP education. She is now an executive coach and host of the wonderful podcast You Are Not a Frog. The discussion in this episode is all about assertiveness - we chat about what assertiveness is, general tips, frameworks and models for how to approach assertiveness, as well as showcasing how these can work with a few examples.
Useful resources: 
Looking after Yourself in General Practice (previous Primary Care Knowledge Boost episode): https://www.pckb.org/e/looking-after-yourself-in-general-practice/
To Sign Up to the Shapes Toolkit mailing list and get a free Zone of Power handout as well as being notified when their brand new mini video series is released in a couple of weeks: https://www.shapestoolkit.com/zone-of-power
Check out the You Are Not A Frog podcast: www.youarenotafrog.com
Find out more about Rachel’s CPD community for doctors: www.permissiontothrive.org
Find out more about the Resilient Team Academy online membership for busy leaders in healthcare: https://www.shapestoolkit.com/resilient-team-academy
Get in touch with Rachel: rachel@shapestoolkit.com
Find out more about her training: www.shapestoolkit.com
Sign up for your FREE mini video series training from Rachel, all about setting boundaries and saying no https://www.shapestoolkit.com/boundaries
Thomas–Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument: https://kilmanndiagnostics.com/overview-thomas-kilmann-conflict-mode-instrument-tki/
NonViolent Communication Model by by Marshall B. Rosenberg: https://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/learn-nonviolent-communication/4-part-nvc/
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Podcast, Feel Better Live More: How to Build Exceptional  Relationships and Why You Should with David Bradford and Carole Robin: https://drchatterjee.com/how-to-build-exceptional-relationships-and-why-you-should-with-david-bradford-and-carole-robin/
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues by David L. Bradford and Carole Robin: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314545/connect/9780241986868.html
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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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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 Apr 27, 2022

This is another episode with a focus on Urology. Doctors Lisa and Sara invited Professor Ian Pearce back to speak about overactive bladder and urinary incontinence in women. They discuss the types of lower urinary tract symptoms in women (drilling down into the definitions of commonly used terms), before looking at the red flags to consider. They then use fictional cases to illustrate how to approach overactive bladder and incontinence in terms of assessment, investigation and management options. 
Useful resources: 
NICE CKS: Urinary incontinence in women: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/incontinence-urinary-in-women/
GMMMG Guidelines for assessment and treatment of overactive bladder in adults: https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Management-of-OAB-in-adults-v3-0-approved-Aug-2019.pdf
Conservative management tips: Bladder and Bowel Community UK: https://www.bladderandbowel.org/bladder/bladder-treatments/urinary-tract-infection-treatments/
Guidelines in Practice: Top tips: urinary incontinence in women: https://www.guidelinesinpractice.co.uk/urology/top-tips-urinary-incontinence-in-women/455577.article
Anticholinergic Burden resource 2: Anticholinergic Burden Calculator: http://www.acbcalc.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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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 Apr 13, 2022

Doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Judith Dawson to learn all about the ins and outs of supervising the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme members as the landscape stands at the moment. They discuss who can be a supervisor, the training involved and what that might mean for the day job. 
Useful resources: 
Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers: https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/jobs/
Greater Manchester Training Hub: https://www.gmthub.co.uk
A Roadmap to Practice: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/A%20Roadmap%20to%20Practice.pdf
GP mythbuster 106: Primary care first contact practitioners (FCPs), Care Quality Commission: https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/gps/gp-mythbuster-106-primary-care-first-contact-practitioners-fcps
Integrating additional roles into primary care networks, The King's Fund: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/integrating-additional-roles-into-primary-care-networks
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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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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.

Dieticians in Primary Care

Wednesday Mar 30, 2022

Wednesday Mar 30, 2022

This is another episode in the series looking at all of the different roles that exist within primary care. Doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Charlotte Cockman who is a Dietician working in Primary Care in South Manchester. They discuss what a Dietician is and what the role can look like in Primary Care. It’s a new role and can be tailored to best suit the community. They also cover what the training consists of, what the day job looks like and advice for clinicians in Primary care around brief discussions with patients on nutrition. The discussion ends with some quick fire questions around supervision, opportunities for further professional development and registration requirements
Useful resources: 
Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers: https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/jobs/
Greater Manchester Training Hub: https://www.gmthub.co.uk
A Roadmap to Practice: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/A%20Roadmap%20to%20Practice.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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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 Mar 16, 2022

Drs Sara and Lisa tackle another urology topic today - recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in non-pregnant women. They speak to Ian Pearce who is a consultant urologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary. They discuss what UTIs are, and what makes them recurrent vs relapsing. They also chat through how to assess someone with recurrent UTIs and highlight some of the risk factors, before talking about the red flags for more sinister causes.
The management options for recurrent UTIs are also covered, from conservative options to medications, including a detailed dive into antibiotic prophylaxis. They also get Ian’s opinions on who to refer to urology.
Useful resources: 
Conservative management tips: Bladder and Bowel Community UK: https://www.bladderandbowel.org/bladder/bladder-treatments/urinary-tract-infection-treatments/
NICE Recurrent UTI Guidelines (Published Oct 2018): https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng112
Guidelines in Practice: The diagnosis and management of uncomplicated recurrent urinary tract infection (March 2019): https://www.guidelines.co.uk/urology/uncomplicated-recurrent-uti-guideline/454623.article
GMMMG Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines (last updated Oct 2021): https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/GM-Antimicrobial-guidelines-OCT-2021-v10.0.pdf
BMJ article: Methenamine hippurate for recurrent urinary tract infections, published on 9/3/22 (after episode was recorded): https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o533
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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 really quick anonymous survey here: https://pckb.org/feedback
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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough 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 Mar 02, 2022

****DISCLAIMER - CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE****
Doctors Lisa and Sara talk with GP Dr Austin O'Carroll. Austin works in Inner-City Dublin with marginalised and homeless/rough sleeping communities. He is co-founder of Safetynet Ireland, North Dublin City GP Training, and GPCareForAll. He talks to us about his take on how unhelpful the label of personality disorder is for patients in his care, about his take on the situation: the Triple F**k syndrome, and how medicine contributes to the systemic oppression of people born into poverty. We talk about trauma informed care and examples of outcomes for patients in his care. 
Useful resources: 
Dr Austin O'Carroll's TED talk about developing health services for homeless people (July 2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiwRSPY_JqI
Safetynet Ireland Charity: https://www.primarycaresafetynet.ie/
GPCareForAll: https://www.gpcareforall.org/our-story
BJGP Article: The Triple F**k Syndrome: How medicine contributes to the systemic oppression of people born into poverty (Jan 2022): https://bjgplife.com/the-triple-fk-syndrome-how-medicine-contributes-to-the-systemic-oppression-of-people-born-into-poverty/
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