Functional Neurological Disorders
Dr Jonathan Bardgett talks to Dr Ingrid Hoeritzauer about functional neurological disorders, how to diagnose them and discuss the positive features necessary to make a diagnosis with patients and their families.
Published: 12 April 2020
Hyperglycaemia Within the Acute Setting
Dr Rachel Sutherland interviews Professor Mark Strachan about how to approach the hyperglycaemic patient who presents in the acute receiving unit.
Dr Sutherland is a Consultant in Stroke and General Medicine in the South East of Scotland. She has an interest in integrated, real time analytics and spent some time outside of medicine working as a medical informaticist. She is a passionate advocate for Flexible working and training for doctors.
Published: 29 March 2021
C-Peptide for Physicians
Dr Rachel Sutherland talks to Professor Mark Strachan about C-Peptide, and how it can be used to help identify the underlying cause of diabetes.
Published: 15 March 2020
Leadership in the Acute Medical Unit
In this episode Dr Claire Gordon talks about 'Leadership and management in the Acute Medical Unit' with Dr Jonathan Bardgett. Dr Gordon is an Acute Medical Consultant working South East Scotland. She shares her experience of leadership and management during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses working with Acute Internal Medicine.
Published: 1 March 2021
Being Trans in the NHS
In this episode Dr Xan Hughes (pronouns they/them) talks to Dr David Ryan (pronouns he/him) about being an openly transgender doctor working in the NHS. The topics covered include an introduction to some common terminology relevant to talking about trans healthcare and about how easy changes to practices can help both trans colleagues and patients have a better experience.
Published: 22 February 2021
Dr Xan Hughes
Dr Xan Hughes, is a Foundation year two doctor working at a large London teaching hospital. Their research interests include barriers to healthcare and widening access especially to preventative care.
Obstetric Medicine in the Acute Medical Unit
Dr Dominique Baker gives us an overview of acute medical problems in pregnancy, we talk about the clinical assessment and multidisciplinary management of these patients.
Published: 15 February 2021
Dr Dominique Baker
Dr Dominique Baker is a senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the South East of Scotland Deanery
This episode of Clinical Conversations is with Dr James Tiernan, a Respiratory Consultant in South East Scotland. He talks about the investigation and management of acute pulmonary embolism and the follow up of this disease in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: 1 February 2021
Dr James Tiernan
How to be a nutrition champion
In this episode Dr Jonathan Bardgett and Dr Francesca Moroni discuss the importance of recognising and treating malnutrition in the acutely ill patient. This podcast offers practical advice on assessing malnourished patients and provides an overview on available interventions from simple dietary adjustments to artificial feeding. Particular interest is posed on recognising patient at risk of refeeding syndrome and how to prevent it. A multidisciplinary approach to the malnourished patient is key in the successful management of malnutrition with specific focus on the fundamental role of the dieticians.
Moroni F, Metcalfe E, McKinlay A. Assessing the nutritional status of an acutely ill patient. BMJ 2017; 357 (Published 31 May 2017)
Published: 18 January 2021
Dr Francesca Moroni
Dr Addy McLeod and Dr Paul Coulter discuss the importance of resilience training and mental wellbeing for a successful career. Dr Coulter shares his experience of a holistic approach to building resilience and confidence.
Published: 7 December 2020
Dr Paul Coulter
Dr Addy McLeodDr Addy McLeod is a senior geriatrics registrar in the North East Deanery and Chair of the Trainees and Members Committee at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.
An Update on Atrial Fibrillation
In this episode Dr Colin Stirrat gives us an overview of the updated clinical guidelines on the assessment and management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
We discuss the recommended integrated approach to managing AF patients with stroke prevention, better symptom control and risk factors evaluation and management.
Published: 16 November 2020
Dr Colin Stirrat
Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
In this episode of Clinical Conversations Dr Tina Ryan and Dr Brain discuss the clinical assessment and management of critically unwell patients. This podcast covers some key aspects in these patients' care such as the importance of monitoring, fluid resuscitation, referral to Intensive Care Unit and life support.
Published: 2 November 2020
Dr Neil Brain
Senior Intensive Care Specialist Registrar in the West of Scotland
Dr Tina Ryan
Senior Geriatric Medicine Registrar in the West of Scotland
Cancer of Unknown Primary
They discuss in depth the topic of 'Cancer of Unknown Primary' and give some useful insights on the latest evidence on investigating, managing, and caring for oncology patients in whom the primary tumour is not identified.
Published: 19 October 2020
Dr Mark Stares
Senior Oncology Registrar in NHS Lothian
Quality Improvement: Why and How?
Dr Tina Ryan and Dr Greg Waddell discuss quality improvement (QI) projects, the difference between clinical audits and QI projects, how to approach, and to avoid the pitfalls. QI projects are an annual requirement for trainees to undertake towards their ARCP.
Published: 5 October 2020
Dr Greg Waddell
Dr Waddell is a Geriatric Medicine Consultant, QI Lead, and Scottish Quality and Safety Fellow.
Dr Tina Ryan
Dr Ryan is a Geriatric Medicine Registrar in the West of Scotland
Social Isolation and the Impacts on HealthcareDr Adelina Mcleod and Dr Alisha Khanna discuss the prevalence of social isolation in an ageing population, the impacts of COVID-19 on Geriatric Medicine, and how hospital-based care could change to better support elderly patients.
Published: 21 September 2020
PACES in the COVID era
Published: 7 September 2020
Dr Paolo d'Arienzo
Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome
In this episode Dr Ailish Nimmo is joined by Dr Wilf Okoroafor, a senior renal registrar in Bristol with a keen interest in clinical education. They discuss the investigations and management of patients with proteinuria
Published: 24 August 2020
Dr Ailish Nimmo
I am a renal registrar and current clinical research fellow based at Bristol University working within Population Health Sciences. I've really enjoyed being on the Trainees and Members Committee for the past 3 years and am looking forward to listening to this new podcast series.
Dr Wilf Okoroafor
ST6 Renal/GIM Registrar at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Keen interest in clinical education and has completed a PGCert in Clinical education at University of Exeter.
Medical training: changes, progress and tips
Dr Baker joins us for an interesting discussion on training, changes over time and some practical advice regarding Internal Medicine Training and the application process.
If you want to find out more information about IMY3 application process please follow this link: https://www.imtrecruitment.org.uk/imy3/overview/
Published: 10 August 2020 | Recorded: 3 August 2020
Dr Anda Bularga
I am currently a clinical research fellow in Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh. I am a co-opted member of the RCPE Trainees and Members Committed and have been working as part of the Education workstream over the past few months.
Dr Kerri Baker
After graduation from the University of Dundee in 2003, I completed most of my postgraduate training in Lothian and Fife, joining the RCPE Trainees and Members' Committee in 2007 and subsequently chairing this and the Scottish Academy Trainee Doctors' Group.
I have now been a Consultant in Acute and General Medicine in Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, for almost a decade. During this time I have become co-Training Programme Director for IMT, CMT and GIM in South East Scotland as well as being closely involved in the recruitment and support of Clinical Fellows in NHS Fife.
I am passionate about support and standards in postgraduate medical education and training and honoured to have been invited to talk about this with the T&MC.