The latest issue of the Future Healthcare Journal looks at the key issue of patient safety, with a particular focus on the role of patient and workforce empowerment and the importance of a systems focus that takes account of human factors. Editor-in-chief Kevin Fox is joined by Julia Ellis, patient representative, to discuss key themes with guest editors John Dean and Chris Subbe.

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Date

29 November 2021, 9:00 am


In this series

On the Record: In conversation with Sir Andrew Goddard

Listen to the first in our new podcast series from RCP registrar Cathryn Edwards - On the Record - where she talks to people with unique perspectives on the RCP and physicians.

 In this episode with outgoing president, Sir Andrew Goddard, they explore motivations – for example why he started being active in the RCP, what the main drivers of the role are and his passion for cultural inclusivity within the college and medicine more widely.

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Date

31 August 2022, 9:00 am


Smoking and Health 2021: How do we become a smoke-free UK?

It’s nearly 60 years since the Royal College of Physicians published its ground-breaking report Smoking and Health – the first to outline to the public the dangers of smoking and make national recommendations to address the problem.  Almost 60 years later, the RCP has published another signature report on tobacco – Smoking and Health 2021, looking at the progress of tobacco control and what remains to be done to become a smoke-free UK.   

Our guest on the podcast is Professor Sanjay Agrawal, professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Leicester, a consultant in respiratory medicine and the chair of the RCP’s Tobacco Advisory Group.  As chair of the group, Sanjay led the production of the recent report, which set out comprehensive recommendations for the English government as it works on its forthcoming National Tobacco Control Plan.  In this podcast we will look at some of those recommendations in detail. 

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Date

17 August 2021, 3:00 pm


FHJ Bitesize July 2021

Complementing the podcast by our guest editors on our special section on the future of research, editor Kevin Fox introduces rest of the content in the July 2021 issue of the Future Healthcare Journal.

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Date

16 July 2021, 11:00 am



RCP Chief Registrar Programme episode 3: Life after the programme

The RCP Chief Registrar Programme is a flagship leadership development programme for trainee doctors. Listen to two chief registrar alumni, Will and Lily, talk about their unique experience of taking part in the programme in different parts of the UK, Birmingham (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and London (Barts Health NHS Trust), specialising in completely different areas of medicine. They will share why they signed up, what the programme was really like and explain how they grew as a person as well as a leader.

Find out more about the programme: www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/chief-registrar-programme 

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Date

26 May 2021, 10:00 am


RCP Chief Registrar Programme episode 2: What to expect as a chief registrar

The RCP Chief Registrar Programme is a flagship leadership development programme for trainee doctors. Listen to two chief registrar alumni, Will and Lily, talk about their unique experience of taking part in the programme in different parts of the UK, Birmingham (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and London (Barts Health NHS Trust), specialising in completely different areas of medicine. They will share why they signed up, what the programme was really like and explain how they grew as a person as well as a leader.

Find out more about the programme: www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/chief-registrar-programme 

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Date

26 May 2021, 10:00 am


RCP Chief Registrar Programme episode 1: Why I became a chief registrar

The RCP Chief Registrar Programme is a flagship leadership development programme for trainee doctors. Listen to two chief registrar alumni, Will and Lily, talk about their unique experience of taking part in the programme in different parts of the UK, Birmingham (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and London (Barts Health NHS Trust), specialising in completely different areas of medicine. They will share why they signed up, what the programme was really like and explain how they grew as a person as well as a leader.

Find out more about the programme: www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/chief-registrar-programme 

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Date

26 May 2021, 10:00 am



ClinMeditorial March 2021

The ClinMeditorial features the ClinMeditations of our editor, Professor Anton Emmanuel, on the latest issue of Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians.
 
 Links to specific articles he discusses are below, or read the whole issue here.

All the COVID-related articles published in the last year in Clinical Medicine and our sister title, Future Healthcare Journal

The ethics and politics of addressing health inequalities

National Early Warning Score 2 (NEWS2) to identify inpatient COVID-19 deterioration: a retrospective analysis

Contact tracing for SARS-CoV-2: what can be learned from other conditions?

The safety of anaesthetists and intensivists during the first COVID-19 surge supports extension of use of airborne protection PPE to ward staff

Perspective: Vitamin D supplementation prevents rickets and acute respiratory infections when given as daily maintenance but not as intermittent bolus: implications for COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 on sickness of medical staff across departments: A single centre experience

Assessment and management of dysphagia and achalasia
 
A practical approach to the patient with chronic diarrhoea

An update on coeliac disease from the NHS England National Centre for Refractory Coeliac Disease

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the gastrointestinal tract

Ulcerative colitis: an update

Iron deficiency without anaemia: a diagnosis that matters

Pre-stroke disability and stroke severity as predictors of discharge destination from an acute stroke ward

 

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Date

26 March 2021, 12:00 pm


FHJ Bitesize March 2021

Editor Kevin Fox introduces the content of the March 2021 issue of the Future Healthcare Journal, which focuses on the theme of inequality and prevention - including a contribution from HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Date

18 March 2021, 8:00 am



ClinMeditorial November 2020

The ClinMeditorial features the ClinMeditations of our editor, Professor Anton Emmanuel, on the latest issue of Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians.
 
 Links to specific articles he discusses are below, or read the whole issue here.
 
Distribution of contemporary sensitivity troponin in the emergency department and relationship to 30-day mortality: The CHARIOT-ED substudy  

The investigation and management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency: A retrospective cohort study  

Point-of-care ultrasound rapidly and reliably diagnoses renal tract obstruction in patients admitted with acute kidney injury

 

Update on the diagnosis and management of early rheumatoid arthritis  

Rheumatoid arthritis and bone health  

Adult Paget’s disease of bone  

An update on the general management approach to common vasculitides  

Raynaud’s phenomenon  

 

Oxycodone-induced leukoencephalopathy: a rare diagnosis  

Delayed diagnosis of mitral stenosis presenting initially as Ortner’s syndrome  

A painful nodule arising within chronic necrobiosis lipoidica 

 

Antiviral treatment for COVID-19: the evidence supporting remdesivir

Inhaled and systemic heparin as a repurposed direct antiviral drug for prevention and treatment of COVID-19

Evaluation of a patient self-stratification methodology to identify those in need of shielding during COVID-19

How COVID-19 has changed the unselected medical take: an observational study 

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Date

16 November 2020, 9:00 am


FHJ in focus: the digital health workforce

Guest editors Sheena Visram and Wajid Hussain introduce their special section in the latest issue of the FHJ, bringing to life their vision for an inclusive and upskilled digital healthcare workforce and emphasising the importance of compassion in the technological sphere.

Access the whole issue or follow the links below to specific articles discussed.

 See authors Louit Thakuria and Adam Igra discuss their work further on RCP Player.

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Date

16 October 2020, 2:00 pm






ClinMeditorial May 2020

The ClinMeditorial features the ClinMeditations of editor-in-chief Professor Anton Emmanuel on the May 2020 issue of Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians.

Approximately 50% of the content of this issue is dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nutritional status and COVID-19: an opportunity for lasting change?

Identifying rheumatic disease patients at high risk and requiring shielding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Respiratory advice for the non-respiratory physician in the time of COVID-19

UK neurology response to the COVID-19 crisis

SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the cardiovascular system: What the non-cardiologist needs to know

Palliative care in the context of a pandemic: similar but different

Evaluating the national PPE guidance for NHS healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The role of the future physician: building on shifting sands

Drive-through testing in COVID-19: experience from NHS Lothian

 

Why health anxiety needs to be recognised in hospital practice

Decompensated cirrhosis is the commonest presentation for NAFLD patients undergoing liver transplant assessment

Does regulating the sale of high-strength beer and cider impact hospital admissions with decompensated alcohol-related liver disease?

The impact of the Tracey judgment on the rates and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrests in UK hospitals 

Research in brief: Inpatient hip fractures and nomenclature of delirium and acute encephalopathy

 

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Date

15 May 2020, 12:00 pm


ClinMeditorial March 2020

Welcome to the first edition of the ClinMeditorial, the ClinMeditations of our editor, Professor Anton Emmanuel, on the latest issue of Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians.

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Date

16 March 2020, 12:00 pm