Category: Videos

How to ‘green’ up your primary care practice

Aarti Bansal is a GP in Sheffield and the founder of Greener Practice. She talks about greener lower carbon prescribing, reducing waste, and improving clinical outcomes. She also considers how we can reduce travel for patients and other practical actions practices can take.

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Gut feelings in GPs and cancer diagnosis

Claire Friedemann Smith explains the findings of a systematic review that suggests GPs’ gut feelings may have a role in cancer diagnosis. The studies, which used varied conceptualisations of ‘gut feelings’, showed associations with patients initially being unwell rather than with a suspicion of cancer.

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COVID-19: The improving situation

Professor Azeem Majeed from Imperial College in London talks through the current situation. New infections are much reduced and he discusses the track and trace programme that is now working, though not as well as we might like. Everyday practice is not back to normal just yet.

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COVID-19 and racism in the USA

Prof Bill Phillips discusses the two crises in USA, COVID-19 and racism, and the role of family doctors. In Seattle, around 7000 doctors and nurses demonstrated peacefully as part of the White Coats for Black Lives movement.

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Here is how New Zealand was so successful with COVID-19

Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith outlines how New Zealand have done so well. They are a small isolated island nation and didn’t leave it another week. A lot of testing seems to be key. Like everywhere, there were challenges in general practice with dramatic drops in patient volume and therefore income.

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