In this episode of Medicine Zoë Fleet, Curriculum and credentials manager at the RCP and previous Curriculum and assessment manager at the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB), discusses the practicalities of transferring to the new group 1 General Internal Medicine/Internal Medicine Stage 2 curricula and carrying out a gap analysis with Anastasia-Vasiliki Madenidou, rheumatology specialist advisory committee (SAC) trainee representative. Anastasia shares her approach to successfully completing a gap analysis as a rheumatology and general internal medicine registrar.

Website: www.rcp.ac.uk








Music: BenSound.com


Date

22 September 2022, 5:00 pm


In this series

Episode 54: Professor Sir Michael Marmot on health inequity: Part 1

Listen to Professor Sir Michael Marmot and Dr Jasmine Lee discuss the impact of social determinants of health inequity looking at research and policies over the years, the important relationship they have to the health of our population and the impact of the Coronavirus-19 pandemic. 

Professor Sir Michael Marmot is a Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, the Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity and the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015). He has over four decades of experience leading research teams on health inequities and chaired commissions. 

Dr Jasmine Lee is a palliative medicine specialist registrar and trainee, RCP clinical education fellow and Association of Palliative Medicine trainees committee co-chair based in London. 

This episode was recorded in August 2022 before the results of the Conservative party leadership election for the UK Prime minister on 7th September 2022.

Date

30 September 2022, 5:00 am


Episode 55: Professor Sir Michael Marmot on health inequity: Part 2

This episode continues the conversation between Professor Sir Michael Marmot and Dr Jasmine Lee as they discuss the challenges faced now following over a decade of growing health inequity and the current cost of living crisis. 

Professor Sir Michael Marmot is a Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, the Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity and the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015). He has over four decades of experience leading research teams on health inequities and chaired commissions. 

Dr Jasmine Lee is a palliative medicine specialist registrar and trainee, RCP clinical education fellow and Association of Palliative Medicine trainees committee co-chair based in London. 

This episode was recorded in August 2022 before the results of the Conservative party leadership election for the UK Prime minister on 7th September 2022.

Date

30 September 2022, 5:00 am


Episode 52: Clean Air

Listen to Dr Ian Sinha and Dr Laura Gordge discuss the effects of air pollution, in recognition of ‘Clean Air day’ on 16 June 2022. 

Dr Ian Sinha is a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, with a special interest in childhood asthma and neonatal lung disease, Dr Sinha is also heavily involved in the campaign against air pollution. Dr Laura Gordge is an Education fellow at the RCP. 


Credit: Bensound.com

Date

10 June 2022, 11:00 am


Episode 51: PAQB

Today's episode sees one of the RCP's clinical fellows, Laura Gordge, discussing PA exams and how to best prepare for them.

For more information see: www.rcp.ac.uk/PAQB 

Credit: Bensound.com

Date

01 April 2022, 1:00 pm


Episode 50: Health Inequalities (Drug Addiction)

 Dr Seun Anyiam and Dr Molly Bradbury discuss the impact of drug abuse. Dr Seun Anyiam is a regional representative of the RCP Trainees committee, working in the specialty of, and studying for a PhD in, obesity medicine. Dr Molly Bradbury is a junior doctor with a special interest in inclusion health, health inequality and addiction

Credit: Bensound.com

Date

11 March 2022, 1:00 pm


Episode 49: Health Inequalities (Ethnicity and Health Inequalities)

Listen to Dr Veena Raleigh, epidemiologist and Senior Fellow of The King's Fund and Dr Ajay Verma, consultant gastroenterologist at Kettering General Hospital discuss ethnicity and health inequalities along with relevant statistics.  

 The relationship patterns between life expectancy and ethnicity may surprise you.

Date

10 December 2021, 12:00 pm


Episode 48: Health Inequalities (Air Pollution)

Dr Jenny Baverstock and Professor Stephen Holgate discuss air pollution and health.

Date

12 November 2021, 1:00 pm


Episode 47: Health Inequalities (Sustainability)

In this episode, Florence Wedmore, a junior doctor and education fellow, talks about sustainable healthcare with Jyoti Baharani, a renal physician.

Date

25 August 2021, 3:00 pm



Episode 45: Paracetamol

In today's episode, Amie and Dr Nerys Conway discuss toxicology, specifically the effects of paracetamol, and the treatment of overdose in acute care.

Date

19 March 2021, 1:00 pm


Episode 44: Health Inequalities (Obesity)

In this special episode for World Obesity Day, Dr Seun Anyiam and Professor John Wilding discuss all things obesity, including how to tackle the increasing prevalence of obesity in society and the increased risk of worse outcomes in COVID-19. They also tackle the important issue of obesity stigma, and how the existence of this among healthcare professionals can lead to inequality in the treatment of people living with obesity.

Dr Seun Anyiam is a regional representative of the RCP Trainees committee, working in, and studying a PHD in obesity medicine. 

Professor John Wilding is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, a specialist in obesity, diabetes and endocrinology, and is the President of the World Obesity Federation.

References:
Caterson et al 2019, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Flint Narrative NHS Long term plan
Bray Lancet review

Date

02 March 2021, 5:00 pm


Episode 43: Chest Pain and Pregnant

Date

19 February 2021, 5:00 pm


Episode 42: Health Inequalities


In this special episode, Dr Seun Anyiam and Professor Carol Brayne discuss the issue of health inequalities and explore how the unconscious biases of clinicians may be contributing to ongoing inequalities in the health outcomes of patients.

Date

14 January 2021, 5:00 pm


Episode 41: Stroke

In today's episode, Doctor Burbridge speaks again with Cat Atkin, and they discuss being on the overnight stroke team.


This podcast has been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement in the design, development or content of the podcast.

Date

23 November 2020, 5:00 pm


Episode 40: UTI

Today Doctor Burbridge is joined by Cat Atkin, an acute medicine trainee, to discuss the case of a 37 year-old lady with lower back pain and vomiting.


This podcast has been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement in the design, development or content of the podcast.

Date

06 November 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 39: Professor Andrew Goddard

Amie chats with Professor Andrew Goddard, President of the RCP, about how Covid-19 has altered the clinical landscape, and also about his personal experiences with the virus over the last 6 months.

This podcast has been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement in the design, development or content of the podcast.

Date

12 October 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 38: A Tale of Two Cases Part 2: Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis?

In the second of a two-parter, Amie and Hussain discuss a case of a 90 year-old lady who also has a shortness of breath...



This podcast has been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement in the design, development or content of the podcast.

Date

11 September 2020, 5:00 pm


Episode 37: A Tale of Two Cases Part 1: Hyperkalemia

In the first of a two-parter, Hussain and Amie discuss a 70 year-old man admitted with breathlessness...


This podcast has been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement in the design, development or content of the podcast.

Date

11 September 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 36: Classic Covid Case?

In today's episode, Hussain returns to talk to Amie about a case she dealt with early on in the Covid-19 pandemic.


This podcast has been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement in the design, development or content of the podcast.

Date

27 July 2020, 4:00 pm


Episode 35: Decisions During Covid-19

In this special episode, Amie and Dr Chris Bassford discuss decision making during this especially challenging time.


This podcast has been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement in the design, development or content of the podcast.

Date

19 May 2020, 5:00 pm


Episode 34: Postpartum Headache

In episode 34, Amie considers the case of a woman, 3 days postpartum, who is admitted with a headache.

Date

24 April 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 33: Inflammatory Bowel

Episode 33: Inflammatory Bowel by RCP London

Date

10 April 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 32: Multiple Myeloma

This week Amie and special guest, Cat Atkin (acute medicine trainee), talk about a case of an elderly patient who's recently been feeling more and more tired.

Date

27 March 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 31: Breathlessness

Episode 31: Breathlessness by RCP London

Date

13 March 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 30: Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

In episode 30, Amie and Cat Atkin, a NIHR clinical lecturer and acute medical registrar, discuss acute back pain on call and who best to turn to for advice.

Date

24 February 2020, 11:02 am


Episode 29: Toxins and Poisons Part One

This week Amie and guest presenter Dr Nerys Conway discuss commonly misused drugs and their effects.

Date

14 February 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 28: Anti-coagulation and Bleeding (Featuring Professor Cheng-Hock Toh)

This week Amie is joined by the Academic Vice president of the RCP, Professor Cheng-Hock Toh.Amie and Cheng-Hock discuss a difficult case of bleeding and oral anti-coagulation use. We also take a brief look at Medicine 2020.

Date

31 January 2020, 12:00 pm


Episode 27: Breaking Bad News

Amie and Bryony discuss breaking bad news, using some difficult cases they have been involved in.

Date

17 January 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 26: Leg Weakness and Pain

In the first episode of series 2, Amie and Bryony discuss a rock climber with uncommon symptoms...

Date

10 January 2020, 1:00 pm


Episode 25: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Amie and Hussain are back with another medical emergency. This week it’s diabetic ketoacidosis. Investigations and management are discussed. Amie explains why hyperchloraemic acidosis develops and covers the all-important pathophysiology of DKA.

Date

01 November 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 24: Decompensated Liver Disease

Amie and Akon approach a difficult case of jaundice. How to manage decompensated liver disease and the latest guidelines are discussed. Amie covers the physiology of the liver, and the huge impact of poor communication is realised.

Date

18 October 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 23: Let's Talk About Vitamins

Amie and Hussain discuss a case with a very unexpected cause. Amie revisits the Kreb's cycle. Hussain remains baffled.

Date

11 October 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 22: Acute Kidney Injury

Episode 22: Acute Kidney Injury by RCP London

Date

04 October 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 21: A Case of Odd Behaviour

Amie and Dr Becky Chubb take us through the case of an 82 year old who has a surprising diagnosis...

Date

13 September 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 20: Another Crisis

Education Fellow, Dr Akon Esara, takes us through the key points of a frequent attender.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

06 September 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 19: Gut Instinct - Upper GI Bleed

In this episode, Hussain and Amie discuss their general medical approach to Upper GI bleed management, with a little help from a couple of famous names...Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

30 August 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 18: Delirium Myths and Legends

In her second guest episode, consultant psychiatrist Dr Becky Chubb goes through the key points of delirium diagnosis and management.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

23 August 2019, 12:00 pm


Episode 17: Never to be Forgotten

Hussain and Amie delve into an unusual case where a very commonly prescribed drug becomes the focus.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

16 August 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 16: A Right Pain In The Back

Amie and Hussain unpick a case with this most common of symptoms, presenting to an ambulatory care unit. Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

02 August 2019, 12:00 pm


Episode 15: Liaising With a Psychiatrist

Amie and guest consultant psychiatrist- Dr Becky Chubb- take us through the key points of mental health in medicine, including the all-important mental state examination.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

26 July 2019, 12:00 pm


Episode 14: Night Fever

In this episode of the RCP Medicine podcast, Amie and Hussain de-brief about a case presenting with fever, weight loss and night sweats. All is not as it seems...Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

19 July 2019, 1:00 pm


Episode 13: Hyponatraemia

In episode 13, Hussain and Amie compare their generalist approaches to the ‘low sodium’ resultMusic: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

12 July 2019, 3:22 pm


Episode 12: Pleural Effusion Part 2

Hussain recalls the drainage of a hepatic hydrothorax, and a rare complication.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

05 July 2019, 10:56 am


Episode 11: Bones, Moans, Stones And Groans

This week Amie explores the investigation and management of hypercalcaemia.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

28 June 2019, 11:57 am


Episode 10: 'Flu-monia'

Amie gives her take on the guidelines of pneumonia management, sometimes complicated by influenza.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

21 June 2019, 2:00 pm


Episode 9: Pleural Effusion Part 1

This week Hussain recalls a case presenting to the acute medical take with a unilateral pleural effusion, highlighting key initial investigations and management.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

07 June 2019, 2:00 pm


Episode 8: Meningitis on the Acute Take

Amie recollects a serious case which highlights the importance of prompt recognition, and treatment, of meningitis.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

31 May 2019, 10:09 am


Episode 7: To LP or not LP

This week Amie investigates the evidence-base behind lumbar punctures and headachesMusic: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

24 May 2019, 10:05 am


Episode 6: Just One More To See

Amie takes us through a hard-hitting case of infective endocarditis.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

24 April 2019, 12:08 pm


Episode 5: A Difficult Day

In Episode 5, Hussain discusses a tragic case that highlights the challenges of having difficult conversations during a busy on-call shift.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

24 April 2019, 12:08 pm


Episode 4: COPD in a Hurry

In this episode, Hussain runs through the management of COPD presentations on the acute take, with some important points about smoking (and vaping!).Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

24 April 2019, 12:08 pm


Episode 3: The Acute Hot Joint

In the third episode, Amie gives us a quick run-through of the investigation and management of the acute, hot joint.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

24 April 2019, 11:52 am


Episode 2: Off Legs on a Sunday Morning

Hussain recounts an evocative neurology case from a weekend on-call.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

Date

24 April 2019, 11:52 am


Episode 1: Pulmonary Embolism on the Acute Take

In this episode, Amie explores the investigation and management of suspected pulmonary emboli on the acute take, and discusses the merits of ambulatory care with references to NICE and BTS guidelines.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

FYI: The pulmonary embolism guidelines have recently been updated, so please refer to the most up-to-date guidelines.

Date

24 April 2019, 11:51 am