Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest cause of dementia. In this podcast, GP Sally Higginbottom interviews Dr Clare Wadlow, Consultant in old age psychiatry on practical tips in assessing and managing patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Heart Failure & CKD
31:55Over 900,000 people in the UK are living with heart failure, and 3 million have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The prevalence of both of these diseases is rising in part due to increasing obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as an aging population. In this podcast Dr Sam Robinson talks to Professor Ahmet Fuat, a GP Partner and immediate past president of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, about HFrEF versus HfpEF, the barriers to diagnosing and managing heart failure, and what we can do in Primary Care in regards to prevention. They then go on to discuss chronic kidney disease, including how this relates to cardiorenal metabolic syndrome, how to prevent acute kidney injury, including sick day rules, and what the future may bring to the management of CKD.
EKU2021.1: Onset dizziness and vertigo
20:38Every year approximately 2% of adults seek medical attention for moderate to severe dizziness. In this podcast, Dr Thomas Round, EKU Clinical Lead, talks to Dr Devina Maru, a GP Speciality Registrar in Greenwich with a special interest in ENT and audiology and RCGP National Clinical Champion for hearing loss, about sudden onset dizziness and vertigo. Their discussion includes the definition of dizziness and its associated symptoms, how common it is, causes of dizziness and vertigo, testing (such as the HINTs, Dix Hallpike, Romberg's, Weber's and Rinnes tests and the Epley manoeuvre) and management.
28:51In this podcast Dr Sam Robinson talks to Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, a GP with a special interest in diabetes and a Visiting Professor of General Practice at Huddersfield University , about typ2 2 diabetes and how it interconnects with cardiac and renal pathophysiology.
Flu vaccination – remains important in the time of COVID-19
15:20The passing of the years in general practice often seems to be marked by the annual flu vaccination season; recently it has been more complex with the need to social distance and the simultaneous running of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. In this podcast, Dr Toni Hazell and Professor Simon de Lusignan discuss some of the issues which will affect this years flu vaccination season, as well as wider issues of social distancing and management of viral infections. The podcast also touches on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. As mentioned in this episode, if you are interested in joining The RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) you can email [email protected] or visit the website at https://orchid.phc.ox.ac.uk Funding was received via sponsorship from Seqirus to cover education on influenza. Seqirus has had no input in the content or been part of any reviews thereof. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.
19:57There are many urban myths which circulate in the world of allergy. In this podcast, Dr Toni Hazell and Professor Adam Fox attempt to put the record straight regarding some of them. We will cover vaccination and egg allergy, progression of allergic reactions, the use of adrenaline auto-injectors and allergy tests which are available to buy online.
EKU Podcast: Osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures
21:48In the UK over 3 million people are estimated to have osteoporosis and there are estimated to be over 500,000 fragility fractures that occur in the UK each year. In this podcast Dr Thomas Round, EKU Clinical Lead talks to Dr David Stephens, a locum and OOH GP in Scotland, and a member of the SIGN Guideline Development Group, concerning osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures including the challenges faced by GPs, changes in the latest guidelines, the importance of diagnosis, the use of FRAX and QFracture tools, treatment recommendations and ongoing management.
Autoimmune conditions and COVID-19
25:43Approximately 4 million people in the UK have an autoimmune disease, many of whom have been affected by COVID-19, by either contracting the disease itself or negotiating the rapidly changing rules regarding shielding. In this podcast Dr Sam Robinson talks to Dr Kevin Barrett about the interaction between COVID-19 and autoimmune diseases, the concerns these patients may have regarding COVID vaccination, and whether there could be any positive outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dermatology Podcast: Skin of Colour
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Why bother diagnosing coeliac disease?
24:45Coeliac disease affects 1% of the population, however it remains under diagnosed. In a disease which is mainly managed by diet, why do we need to investigate and make a formal diagnosis? In this podcast Dr Sam Robinson talks to Professor David Sanders, Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Sheffield and a consultant at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, about why a diagnosis is important, which non-gastroenterological symptoms patients may present with, and what the future of coeliac disease might look like.
New GP contract in England for vaccinations 2021-22
31:18Since April 1st 2021 the GP contract agreement regarding the provision of routine vaccination and immunisation in England has changed. In this 30 minute podcast, Dr Dirk Pilat talks to Dr George Kassianos, the National Immunisation Lead of the RCGP. Dr Kassianos explains the new contractual standards and the new vaccination and immunisation domain in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). Funding was received via sponsorship from Seqirus to cover education on influenza. Seqirus has had no input in the content or been part of any reviews thereof. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.