Are video consultations the future of General Practice? – eGPLearning PodBlast

eGPLearning Podblast Video Consultations Nov 2018

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We are also trying something new this episode. We are recording a behind the scenes video as special content for our youtube followers.


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Welcome to those watching us on youtube…

We are trying something new we are recording a behind the scenes video as special content for our youtube followers.

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Introducing the NHS App – eGPLearning Podblast

Welcome to our deep dive episode on the upcoming NHS app – which we cover multiple areas of primary care and patient care. A highly opinionated episode which we encourage your comments and feedback on.

1.00 Thank you Sponsor – HTN The Health Tech Newspaper (HTN)- an innovative daily news and opinion website for the health tech network.

1.40 Thank you to our followers: @SonaliKinra  @NottsLMC @NCGPANottm@Jacey_Melody @JThambyrajah @KalindiKrishna  @RcgpFaculties@2GPs_in_a_Pod , @DME_Health, @BenXGowland , @EvilGP and @drNickHarvey -creator of Digitalis

2.25 Andy has had a cold and been on a cruise

2.40 Gandhi has also had a holiday, working on TipThursday especially the Kardia Alivekor episode with a free resource on the episode available here.

3.30 Today we are talking about the upcoming NHS app

 

We are going to talk about the app. This was inspired by a great article by our friends at Gizmodo. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/08/exclusive-heres-what-the-new-nhs-app-will-look-like-and-why-it-could-have-been-so-much-worse/

The intentions behind the app are exactly what you might expect: Make it easier for patients to access healthcare services, cut down on administrative burden, and eventually provide a means to connect with other health apps, like Fitbit and Apple’s Health app.

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Dr Damocles looks for a new partner

And I’m back!..

Following a break from blogging and sketching…

I return with this sketch to reflect on Dr Nigel Watson’s review of the GP Partnership model, Kindly commissioned by then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP.

Dr Damocles searches for a new GP Partner… From a distance and to the untrained eye, his gilded position looks sound. He does great work for his his patients. He is valued by his community. He is respected. But, Dr A. Millennial is worried. Many swords hang by threads above head and there is a rising tide at their feet. And she has many other options…

 

Damocles of Syracuse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damocles

Ex Medica – A student documentary about AI in medicine

Three students from Vision West Nottinghamshire College  have made a short documentary about AI in medicine featuring an interview with yours truly.

They made contact through this blog having read some of my previous articles on AI in medicine and seeing that I was based near their college.

It was a pleasure to meet with Oliver, Lucy and Sam and be filmed at my surgery. They asked some great questions.

I was shocked in the film to see how much I say “erm”.

Must work on that…

We talked about how AI may soon be supporting, or even outperforming and replacing humans in certain tasks. Particularly those involving the understanding and weighing of complicated information, applying algorithmic rules to make predictions and draw conclusions, especially when consistency and low rates of error are important. This includes a large part of what doctors, health workers and many other professionals do on a day to day basis.

AI looks set to challenge humans in many of those professions which have traditionally been seen as a good bet by students for steady employability and decent pay.

I commented that in choosing to study, film, a field that draws on creativity and originality to entertain other humans, they might have made a smart choice in terms of their future job chances and pay.

Artistic and artisan pursuits require a human touch and a willingness to make mistakes. In order to truly have value for some people, others need to be challenged and to dislike.

 

“To err is human” and this has value. 

 

Perhaps there is hope for me and my “erms” after all.

 

eGPLearning PodBlast-  Dr Keith Grimes & Medical VR Interview

eGPLearning PodBlast-  Dr Keith Grimes & Medical VR Interview + Show Notes

In this episode of the eGPLearning Podblast, we interview Dr Keith Grimes, a GP and Medical Virtual Reality pioneer.

We talk about how Keith became interested in VR and how he has been using it in his clinical practice. We discuss the potential for VR in healthcare and also some of the pitfalls. Keith describes some of the projects and studies he is involved in.

Keith also explains how he built his skills to use social media to promote and build a community around his interest in Medical VR, and his tips for combining a career in health care with another interest or passion.

This is a great listen for your commute, on the treadmill or relaxing at home.

Enjoy…


Show Notes…

How to contact Keith and get involved in the Medical VR community:

Keith’s first experience with VR was through the arcade version of  Dactyl Nightmare:

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eGPLearning PodBlast Episode 3 December 2017

On 21st December @DrGandalf52 and I donned our Christmas jumpers and met up to record more content for the eGPLearning Podlast.

It (was) Christmas!!!

We talked about Headspace and NHS Quicker apps and about the recent NHS Ideas Hackathon.

Please listen in at  home, in the car or on your commute.


SHOW NOTES:

Introductions and declaration of interests:

Dr Andrew Foster:

  • GP Partner Nottingham
  • Director NCGPA – Nottingham GP Federation
  • Creator of SignpostingHealth.com
  • RCGP Vale of Trent Faculty Honorary Secretary
  • Blog – www.avoidingpuddles.com
  • Twitter – @DrAWFoster

Dr Hussain Gandhi:

  • GP Partner Nottingham
  • Former Chair RCGP Vale of Trent Faculty
  • Treasurer GP Survival
  • Owner SystmOne Facebook User Group
  • Owner www.eGPLearning.co.uk
  • Twitter – @DrGandalf52

Thanks to listeners for feedback and comment from episode 1:

  • @SonaliKinra
  • @NCGPANottm
  • @AnnieMeakin
App Reviews

Headspace APP

In the news

NHS ideas “hackathon” 2017

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