As well as being a practice nurse in south London, Mia Skelly has a Darzi Fellowship and is part of a project to boost the numbers of nurses choosing general practice nursing. In this podcast she strongly advocates for general practice nursing as a career, overturning some of the myths about the profession along the way and suggests some ways of how the crisis in GPN recruitment and retention might be overcome.
Dr Zal Alam is a Director & Intermediate Tier Lead for GP Care Services in Rochdale. The GP provider organisation has been instrumental in developing a care collaborative (with acute care, the local authority, the out-of-hours service and third party partners) that has established an Intermediate Care Service in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. In this podcast Zal tells Ben that the scheme demonstrates how integration can work in practice, how clinical leadership drives the collaboration and the impact of the scheme in reducing admissions.
Jonathan Serjeant is a GP and founder of an organisation called Here based in Brighton whose aim is to “…help people to live well”. Here have developed a system of workflow optimisation for GP practices which is “…a system by which practice administration staff are trained, and supported to read, code, and action incoming clinical correspondence safely and accurately” In this podcast Jonathan tells Ben everything you need to know about the system and it’s phenomenal impact on GP administrative time.
Jon Griffiths is the GP Chair of Vale Royal CCG in Cheshire and the presenter of a recent TEDx talk on why he chose generalism over a specialist medical career. In this podcast he explains to Ben his passion for being a generalist and how he developed the talk. He also talks about the reaction to his views on this and other subjects from fellow clinicians and others.