Podcast discussion of medical research papers published in the medical press, and issues to do with the NHS, primary care, general practice and health in general.

Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss articles from the Observer and the BMJ. Subjects under discussion this month, as for the last couple of months, are all connected to the Covid-19 outbreak - what's going to happen now that we're coming out of lockdown? Are we going to get a 'second wave'?

  • 'Germany may have more immunological dark matter', The Observer, 31/5/20
  • 'All cause mortality/Covid-19 in Nembro, Lombardy', BMJ m1835
  • 'Too slow and fundamentally flawed', BMJ m2246
  • 'Can the UK emulate S Korea's approach to Covid-19?', BMJ m2084

Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss medical articles from the BMJ and the HSJ. Subjects under discussion this month are all connected to the Covid-19 outbreak:

  • PPE guidance
  • Self-isolation: the one-week rule
  • Guidance about Ibuprofen
  • Benefits vs adverse consequences of the lockdown
  • The German strategy
  • Death rates in NHS staff
  • Care homes: the new front

Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss medical articles from the BMJ and the BJGP. Subjects under discussion this month:

  • Crisis in the supply of medicines
  • Coronavirus home testing pilot
  • The potential of placing a digital health assistant in patients' homes
  • Personalised and risk based cancer screening 

Dr Hairy’s Podcast 004

Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss medical articles from the BMJ and the BJGP. Subjects under discussion this month:

  • Coronavirus
  • Different models of blood pressure monitoring
  • Social prescribing - what the benefits?
  • PCNs and the new DESs
  • The gender pay gap in primary care

Dr Hairy’s Podcast 003

Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss medical articles from the BJGP and the BMJ. Subjects under discussion this month: non-attendance for 2-week cancer referral appointments; unscheduled care for people with terminal cancer; a new approach to case discussions; a new definition of quaternary prevention; AI system for interpreting breast scans; air pollution and stroke; CRP testing for COPD exacerbations; and the French government's decision to abandon funding for dementia drugs. 

December 2019 - Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss recent medical articles from the BJGP and the BMJ.

Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss research articles from BJGP Vol 69, No 684 and BJGP Vol 68, No 685