RCGP eLearning Podcast podcast

RCGP eLearning Podcast

RCGP eLearning Podcast

The Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and overseas. This podcast is produced by the RCGP eLearning and Essential Knowledge Update teams and features discussions with clinical experts about a range of key topics in primary care.

92 Episodes

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    Allergy mythbusting


    There 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. 
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    EKU Podcast: Osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures


    In 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.
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    Autoimmune conditions and COVID-19


    Approximately 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.   
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    Dermatology Podcast: Skin of Colour


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    Why bother diagnosing coeliac disease?


    Coeliac 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.  
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    New GP contract in England for vaccinations 2021-22


    Since 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.
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    Practical tips for general practice in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease


    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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    Health Inequalities Podcast on Social Prescribing


    In this RCGP podcast, Dr James Matheson, RCGP Chair of the Health Inequalities Standing Group talks to Christiana Melam, CEO of the National Association of Link Workers about how those in primary care can best work with Social Prescribing Link Workers. They discuss the what a Social Prescribing Link Worker is, their role in addressing health inequalities, specialist roles evolving from Link Workers working with particular groups of people e.g. vulnerable patients, the challenges facing individual Link Workers as well as the Link Worker profession, the do’s and don’ts of how primary care teams can best welcome and support Link Workers and what needs to happen to ensure that the Link Worker role is sustainable.
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    Long COVID


    As of early June 2021, 1.5% of the population were experiencing self-reported long COVID. In this podcast, Dr Sally Higginbottom talks to Dr Gail Allsopp, Clinical Policy Lead at RCGP leading on Long COVID, a GP and Long COVID Clinic GP in Derbyshire about the Long COVID including its definition, people who are affected, common symptoms, investigations, diagnosis and prescribing for patients with Long COVID as well as the differences in the model and focus of Long COVID clinics. 
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    EKU2020.3: Venous thromboembolic diseases


    Global incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is between 1 and 2 per 1,000 adults annually. In this podcast Dr Thomas Round, EKU Clinical Lead discusses with Dr Nicholas Jones, a salaried GP, GP Cardiologist and a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, the diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing of venous thromboembolic diseases including the changes in the approach to assessment recommended by NICE and how the new guidelines have adjusted their recommendations around anticoagulation treatment.

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