We follow up Episode 102 with the second part of our panel discussion on technology. Five nationally renowned practitioners with an interest in new technology look at how technology is shaping the future of general practice. In this final part of the discussion they focus their discussions on virtual and augmented reality, some of the ethical issues and how practices should be preparing now for the digital future.
William Bird is a GP from Reading and is the CEO and founder of Intelligent Health (“…dedicated to increasing physical activity and improving the health of communities around the world”). In this podcast he explains to Ben how his career has been focussed on encouraging physical activity as a means of improving health and happiness. He talks Ben through a number of schemes including Health Walks, the Green Gym and Beat the Street. He finishes by eloquently summarising how he believes we could, as a race of hunter-gatherers, shift the focus from illness to wellbeing.
In this, the first in a series of expert panel discussions, five nationally renowned practitioners with an interest in new technology look at how technology is shaping the future of general practice. In Part One of the discussion the panel considers virtual consultations and the impact of digital technologies. Part Two will follow in a few weeks.
Although she has been a GP for less than four years, Surina Chibber has developed an enviable portfolio career including the formation of a successful business: My Locum GP. In this episode she describes how she developed her business and what it does. She also gives her perspectives on what new GPs are looking for, on how the general practice model might need to change to meet these needs and what she would like to see from general practice in five years’ time.