• Musculoskeletal mini series: episode one – back pain

    This is the first episode in a three part musculoskeletal (MSK) mini series which aims to briefly capture important features in history, examination and further investigations of common joint presentations. The first episode focuses on back pain.
  • Polypharmacy

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost (PCKB) podcast, doctors Lisa and Sara talk to senior pharmacist, Sarah Hafeez, about Polypharmacy.
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost (PCKB) podcast, doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Dr Anne Connolly, a GP specialising in gynaecology.
  • Chronic pain

    In this episode, doctors Lisa and Sara discuss chronic pain with Dr Mahindra Chincholkar, consultant anaesthetist and clinical director at Manchester and Salford Pain Centre (MSPC).
  • Frailty

    Doctors Lisa and Sara discuss frailty with Dr Sadaat Ahmed a trainee geriatrician in Greater Manchester.
  • Sustainability in general practice

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast, doctors Lisa and Sara discuss sustainability in general practice.
  • Research in general practice

    In this episode doctors Lisa and Sara discuss research in general practice with Dr Imran Ghafoor, GP at Peterloo Medical Centre in Middleton, and Ewa Grzegorska from the National Health and Clinical Research Institute (NIHR).
  • Dentistry as part of primary care

    Doctors Lisa and Sarah find out more about how dentistry works in England, from Greater Manchester Workforce Lead for Dentistry, Mukhtar Ahmad.
  • Assessing a child or young person with a potential eating disorder

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast, doctors Lisa and Sara talk to senior eating disorder practitioners, Vicky McGee and Rachelle Davies, to get their advice on consulting with children and young people who present with features of an eating disorder.
  • Workforce and retention issues in general practice

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast, doctors Lisa and Sarah talk to GPs and workforce leads, Dr Nikesh Vallabh and Dr Richard Bircher about workforce issues in general practice.
  • Hypertension – what’s new?

    In this episode doctors Sara and Lisa talk to doctor Aseem Mishra to discuss changes in the guidelines for hypertension.
  • The art of stuck cases: a framework for managing complexity in primary care

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast doctors Lisa and Sara talk with consultant psychiatrist, doctor Mark Spurrell about a framework that can be applied to the care of complex patients with multiple problems.
  • Changing access models in general practice

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast doctors Lisa and Sara talk to GP, Dr Adam Cliffe, about how he and his practice went about changing the model by which patients access the practice.
  • Community optometry explained

    In this episode, doctors Lisa and Sarah talk to optometrist and chair of Greater Manchester Optometry Provider Board, Dharmesh Patel, to get an understanding of optometry as part of the Primary Care team.
  • Ovarian cancer

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Charlotte Bădescu about ovarian cancer.
  • Community pharmacy explained

    In this episode, doctors Lisa and Sarah are joined by qualified pharmacist, Luvjit Kandula, Director of Pharmacy Transformation and Chief Officer of Greater Manchester Local Pharmacy Committee. She is also Chair of the Community Pharmacy Provider Board in Greater Manchester.
  • Staff wellbeing – a new QOF indicator

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dominic Anderson, Dr Joanna Bircher and Lorna Laflin about the new QOF indicators around workforce and wellbeing.
  • Red flags for gynaecological cancers

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Uma Marthi who is a GP with a specialist interest in gynaecology about red flags for gynaecological cancers.
  • Vertigo

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Consultant Otolaryngologist Emma Stapleton and Clinical Scientist David Jay about Vertigo.
  • Everything you need to know about GP Appraisals

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Allison Rees about GP appraisals and revalidation.
  • Angina

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Allison Rees about GP appraisals and revalidation.
  • Greater Manchester NHSE GP Fellowships

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Mary Cheshire about the NHS England Fellowships for Greater Manchester GPs.
  • Health Inequalities in General Practice with Dr Laura Neilson

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Laura Neilson, GP and founder of Hope Citadel who is passionate about tackling Health Inequalities.
  • Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara are joined by Diabetes Lead for Manchester CCG GP Dr Marlon Morais and Diabetes Support Lead and Diabetes Specialist Nurse Nicola Milne to discuss diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara are joined by Diabetes Lead for Manchester CCG GP Dr Marlon Morais and Diabetes Support Lead and Diabetes Specialist Nurse Nicola Milne to discuss diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Easy Bruising and Bleeding

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Consultant Haematologist Dr Chris Gregory about patients that present with bruising and bleeding issues.
  • Social Prescribing in Primary Care

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Professor Dame Helen Stokes-Lampard about social prescribing in primary care.
  • Assertiveness in General Practice

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Dr Rachel Morris, host of the wonderful podcast You Are Not a Frog, to learn about assertiveness in General Practice.
  • Overactive bladder and continence issues in women

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara speak to Professor Ian Pearce to learn more about overactive bladder and continence issues in women.
  • ARRS Roles Clinical Supervision – Your Questions Answered

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk with Judith Dawson about supervising new members of the primary care team employed under the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme.
  • Dieticians in Primary Care

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk with Charlotte Cockman who is a Dietician working in Primary Care in South Manchester.
  • Recurrent UTIs in non-pregnant women

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk with Ian Pearce, Consultant Urologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary, about recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in non-pregnant women.
  • Working with the Marginalised with Dr Austin O’Carroll

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk with GP Dr Austin O'Carroll who works in inner-city Dublin with marginalised and homeless / rough sleeping communities.
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara talk with Consultant Urologist Dan Burke about Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men. 
  • Working through a quality improvement project example

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Drs Sara and Lisa discuss a weight management Quality Improvement initiative with Dr Varshini Rajakulendran and Dr Joanna Bircher. 
  • Nursing Associates in Primary Care

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Sara and Lisa discuss the role of Nursing Associates in Primary Care with Heidi West and Marina Khan.
  • Perinatal Mental Health

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Sara and Lisa welcome GP and Perinatal Mental Health Champion Dr Carrie Ladd and Perinatal Psychiatrist Dr Sarah Jones to discuss types of mental illness that can be experienced in the perinatal period and the challenges in primary care when helping patients and families.
  • Cardiology and Gastroenterology advice and guidance

    Drs Lisa and Sara are joined by GP Dr Nikesh Vallabh, Consultant Cardiologist Dr Karthikeyan and Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Bliss to discuss Cardiology and Gastroenterology advice and guidance.
  • An Introduction to Quality Improvement

    In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Drs Lisa and Sara welcome Dr Joanna Bircher back to the podcast to speak about an area which she is very passionate about - Quality Improvement. 
  • Trans and Non-Binary Health in General Practice

    Drs Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Luke Wookey, Dr Joanna Bircher and Ava Bircher for an introduction to Trans and Non-Binary Health in General Practice.
  • Pharmacists in Primary Care

    In this episode of the podcast Drs Lisa and Sara talk to Vishika Rabadia, a senior pharmacist, about the role of pharmacists working in primary care.
  • Looking after yourself in General Practice

    In this episode of the podcast Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Rachel Morris, GP, coach and host of You are not a Frog Podcast who discusses her top tips for looking after yourself in general practice.
  • Long COVID podcast

    Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott talk to GP and Professor of General Practice Research Carolyn Chew Graham about Long COVID.
  • Common Gynaecological Presentations in the Young

    In this episode of the podcast, Drs Lisa and Sara speak to Dr Uma Marthi (GP with a Special Interest in Gynaecology) to discuss some common gynaecological presentations in young girls up to teenage years.
  • Headaches

    In the latest episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Lisa and Sara speak to Consultant Neurologist, Dr Matt Jones about headaches.
  • COVID-19 Episode 10: Staff Risk Assessment in General Practice​

    In the latest episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast GPs Sara and Lisa talk to Greater Manchester based GP Dr Jaweeda Idoo and Practice manager Gina Bird about their experiences of staff risk assessments in general practice at the moment.
  • Fibromyalgia Part 2

    In this podcast, Lisa and Sara discuss the management of fibromyalgia in general practice with Professor Anthony Jones and Consultant Physiotherapist William Gregory.
  • COVID-19: Episode 9: Suspected Cancer During COVID-19

    In this podcast Lisa and Sara speak with Dr Sarah Taylor and Dr Viren Mehta about the challenges in general practice at the moment in assessing and investigating patients for suspected cancer symptoms.
  • COVID-19 Episode 7: Research into COVID-19 in Primary Care

    In this podcast, Lisa and Sara talk to doctors involved in primary care research to give an overview of what developments are happening in COVID-19 research in the community at the moment.
  • COVID-19 Episode 6: Shielding

    In this episode of the podcast Drs Sara and Lisa speak to Dr Joanna Bircher and Dr Viren Mehta about shielding and vulnerable patients in primary care.
  • COVID-19 Episode 5: End of Life Care

    Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Liam Hosie, Dr Adam Firth and Dr Viren Mehta to discuss end of life care during the pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Episode 4: Managing death in the community

    The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19 Just released: COVID-19 Episode 4: Managing death in the community (supported by GP Excellence) We have released a second episode this week! Many primary care clinicians have had questions about the changes to death certification in the community, ... Read more
  • Managing COVID-19 in General Practice

    In this episode of the podcast Drs Lisa and Sara are joined by GPs Dr Viren Mehta and Dr Joanna Bircher who summarise new guidelines and evidence relevant in primary care this week.
  • COVID-19 Episode 2: Telephone and video consultation tips

    In this, our second of the COVID-19 specific episodes, GPs Lisa and Sara are joined electronically by Dr Dan Bunstone (GP and Clinical Director of Warrington CCG and Chief Medical Officer at Push Doctor) and Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GP Excellence and Pandemic Lead for her PCN).
  • COVID-19 Episode 1: Introductory tips for general practice

    Lisa and Sara are joined by GPs Dr Viren Mehta and Dr Joanna Bircher who share tips for general practice on managing during the pandemic.
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