Healthcare In Afghanistan Now

Healthcare In Afghanistan Now

The future of Afghan healthcare

The infrastructure of Afghanistan healthcare is under threat, as international agencies who run clinics withdraw from the country. At the same time, some of the healthcare workforce are leaving the country, while those who remain face the prospect of their wages drying up as the ...  Show more

Talk Evidence - real world vaccine data, GP records and CVD

In this month's Talk Evidence, Helen Macdonald and Joe Ross are back with a wry look at the world of Evidence Based Medicine. They give us a round up of real world data emerging to address various uncertainties about vaccinations against covid Helen has an update on NHS Digital’s ...  Show more

Junior doctors improving hospital wellbeing

The Midlands Charter, is a set of principles that hospitals in the midlands region of England have signed up to, to improve the health and wellbeing of trainees working in the area. It was created in a huge collaboration of trainees, NHS England, Health Education England and the ...  Show more

Wellbeing - scheduling and burnout

Rota gaps are a big problem when it comes to loading stress on the medical workforce, and there is big pressure to spread the workforce as evenly as possible across wards and shifts. However the tyranny of the rota - especially when changing rotations or working across multiple s ...  Show more

Women’s health and gender inequalities - Legislating for change

It's been 25 years since the declaration on the rights of women, was signed in Beijing - and in that time the landscape of health car inequity has changed. To celebrate we created 3 podcasts, in collaboration with The WHO and UN University, as part of the collection on Women’s He ...  Show more

Wellbeing - surveying the mental health of NHS staff

In the wellbeing podcast, we have had a lot of personal experience of the pandemic, and schemes to support staff - but always we've wanted to know if there's research which can tell us how universal those experiences have been. In this podcast, Abi and Cat are joined by Danielle ...  Show more

Talk Evidence - Freedom Day

The 19th of July in the UK saw the relaxation of covid rules that have been in place for 18 months - social distancing requirements in venues, mask wearing in public will no longer be legally mandated. There are a lot of questions about what this will mean for the pandemic, and i ...  Show more

Women’s health and gender inequalities - The science of women's health

It's been 25 years since the declaration on the rights of women, was signed in Beijing - and in that time the landscape of health car inequity has changed. To celebrate we created 3 podcasts, in collaboration with The WHO and UN University, as part of the collection on Women’s He ...  Show more

Wellbeing - the need for culturally aware support

We know the pandemic has disproportionately affected the NHS workers who come from a ethnic minorities, we also know that doctors from an ethnic minority face additional barriers to accessing support - so how well have the various support schemes put in place during the pandemic ...  Show more

Women's health and gender inequalities - Campaigning for change

It's been 25 years since the declaration on the rights of women, was signed in Beijing - and in that time the landscape of health car inequity has changed. To celebrate we created 3 podcasts, in collaboration with The WHO and UN University, as part of the collection on Women’s He ...  Show more

Talk Evidence - GP data, excess mortality and FDA approval

In this Talk Evidence, Helen Macdonald, Joe Ross and Duncan Jarvies discuss what's going on in the world of EBM. Firstly, a while ago on the podcast, we concluded that excess mortality would be the best way to measure the impact of the pandemic - and now a new paper looks at diff ...  Show more

Wellbeing - are men worse at sounding the alarm about their mental health?

We've been bringing you stories of doctors wellbeing for a while in the podcast, but we noticed a pattern. Woman would come on and talk about their own difficulties, men would talk about other peoples - so we wanted to dive into that a bit, and called out on twitter for men who w ...  Show more

Coronavirus Second Wave - wrapping up the UK's response

Finally it seems that life might return to normal in the UK, as the vaccination efforts continue apace, and despite concern about increasingly spreading variants, our hospitals are not being overwhelmed. Because of this, we are changing our approach to covering the pandemic - and ...  Show more

Wellbeing - Questions to ask yourself, if you think medicine may no longer be for you

The pandemic has wrought a lot of change, not least to doctors relationship to their careers. While still loving the patient interaction, we're increasingly hearing that doctors are disillusioned with the other aspects of medicine. If you're feeling that way, there are ways to st ...  Show more

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - Research on vaccine safety, treatment for dementia

In this week's Talk Evidence, Joe Ross, BMJ editor and professor at Yale again joins Helen Macdonald to talk about emerging evidence on Covid-19. They also welcome to the podcast Juan Franco, family physician in Buenos Aires, and professor at the Instituto Universitario Hospital ...  Show more

Roopa Dhatt - Getting woman into leadership positions in healthcare

This interview is part of our BMJ interview series, where we talk to the people who are changing medicine. The series thus far has been a bit male dominated - reflecting the leadership in medicine at the moment, if not the actual workforce. One woman who's planning to change that ...  Show more

Wellbeing - Humanising medicine

In medicine, a lot of work has been done to encourage person centred care - but can that maxim be extended to the people working within the healthcare system? Subodh Dave has just been elected as dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and joins us fresh from talking at the I ...  Show more

Wellbeing - After shielding

On this wellbeing podcast, Abi and Cat are joined by Emma Lishman, a clinical psychologist and part of the North Bristol NHS Trust's staff wellbeing team.Emma helps doctors return to training after a break - be that for maternity leave, or covid-19. Emma describes some of the fea ...  Show more

Coronavirus second wave - headaches abound

Recorded on Tuesday 13th of April, as the shops open in the UK, and England is heading to the beer gardens. The roll out of the vaccination programme has completed its first phase, and second doses have been given to the most vulnerable people - and now the under 50s are starting ...  Show more