Rachel Morris is a GP who works for Red Whale (“one of the leading providers of primary care medical education in the UK”) In this podcast Rachel describes two courses that Red Whale run aimed at developing leadership skills in primary care leaders. The first is Lead. Manage. Thrive! - a very popular one day course in management skills for GPs. The second is a new course on Working At Scale. Rachel explains how and why the programmes were developed, who the training is aimed at and what the courses cover.
Phil Coates is a practice management consultant and an expert on the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018. In this podcast Phil explains how the GDPR will impact on general practices and what practices should be doing now to prepare. He covers the new roles required by the regulation and offers a number of places where practices can find additional support.
Judith Harvey writes regularly for the National Association of Sessional GPs newsletter and other GP publications. Her articles have now been gathered into a recently published book; Perspectives. Judith’s interests range from the Cuban health system (she founded the charity Cuba Medical Link to enable students to travel to Cuba for their electives) to self-prescribing by GPs and from her own experiences with concussion to the social pressure put on potential organ donors. Ben talks to Judith about her life, her career and her writing.
Amer Sheikh is the musculo-skeletal clinical lead for North West Surrey CCG and Surrey Heartlands STP. He also runs a musculo-skeletal and chronic pain course for Red Whale (of GP-Update fame). In this podcast he describes how, in North West Surrey, they were able to introduce a new model of musculo-skeletal care by putting more resources into the start of the patient journey and so reduce delays and the need for surgery.