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Episode 3 – Supervision in Primary Care during the Pandemic

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Episode 9 – Teleclinics in secondary care: How do we supervise trainees?
Planning & Production Credits: Victoria Twigg (Lead), Sarah Siddiqui & Jane Gardner-Florence The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the NHS embrace the use of tele-medicine as a way to continue to provide high-quality patient care whilst maintaining social distancing. As we enter the recovery phase it is likely to continue to be used as the key modality for conducting outpatient work. In addition to the benefits of infection prevention, telemedicine has a host of other advantages for patients and the health service but does bring challenges to the clinician and, in particular, to supervision and the trainee-trainer relationship. In this Pandemic Podcast, we are in conversation with clinicians and trainers Jo Szram and Indranil Chakravorty discussing the key issues and trainee Vicky Twigg, reflecting on the benefits of telemedicine, how to conduct teleclinics and common pitfalls and best practice in using teleclinics as a training modality. Bios:  Oluseyi Adesalu is a differential attainment fellow in the London & KSS Professional Support Unit. Having completed the academic foundation programme, she will be commencing specialty training in clinical radiology in September. Victoria Twigg is a higher surgical trainee in ENT in North London undertaking a fellowship at HEE looking at early-years surgical education across the region. She has an interest in leadership and management across the healthcare sector, with a focus on workforce policy.  Jo Szram is a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, a deputy postgraduate dean in London, chair of NACT UK and sits on the Councils of the Royal College of Physicians and the RSM Patient Safety Section Council. Indranil Chakravorty is director of medical education and a consultant acute physician at St George's Hospital in South London. He has run projects in South London on telehealth monitoring of patients with chronic disease. He is an ex-deputy dean for Health Education England and has a passion for technology enhanced learning. Andrew Viggars is an ST4 specialty registrar in clinical oncology working in the Yorkshire and Humber deanery. He has recently taken up post as a clinical leadership fellow in acute oncology. Nadeev Wijesuriya is a cardiology trainee working in the North West London deanery, sub-specialising in electrophysiology and devices. His academic interests are in the interventional treatment of atrial fibrillation.
36:19
September 2, 2020
Episode 8 - Career planning during uncertainty
Planning & Production Credits: Jon Fairey, Oluseyi Adesalu, Victoria Twigg, Katharine Hankins, Sarah Siddiqui & Jane Gardner-Florence Medics often face uncertainty regarding their career journey; whether it be deciding on speciality, taking time out of training, questioning career decisions, or navigating exams and ARCPs.  However, during the COVID-19 pandemic this uncertainty has been multiplied, leaving trainees unsure about progression, exams, speciality choice and their professional identity. In this podcast, we are in conversation with PSU senior career adviser Jon Fairey, GP Naureen Bhatti and HEE Differential Attainment Fellow Seyi Adesalu, who reflect on their experience of managing career uncertainty. In particular, we discuss how reflecting on and developing more flexible attributes such as curiosity, open-mindedness, perseverance, self compassion and calculated risk taking can help trainees to embrace opportunities and widen their perceptions of how a fulfilling, well rounded career can evolve. If you would like to give us some feedback on Episode 8 of our Pandemic Podcast, you can find a feedback form on our website here. Bios: Jon Fairey is a senior careers adviser and coach for the PSU. With a  background in careers, education and HR, Jon has worked specifically with medical professionals over the last 5 years, helping them to reach informed, realistic and values led career goals. Naureen Bhatti is a GP in Tower Hamlets as well as Health Education England (HEE) Head of School for General Practice for North Central and East London. She is passionate about flexibility to ensure working equilibrium for doctors as their needs change through their working lives. Oluseyi Adesalu is a Differential Attainment Fellow in the London & KSS Professional Support Unit. Having completed the Academic Foundation Programme, she will be commencing specialty training in Clinical Radiology in September. Sarah Siddiqui is a National SuppoRTT Fellow in the London & KSS Professional Support Unit. She is dual-qualified in Medicine and Dentistry and on sabbatical from Core Surgical Training. Victoria Twigg is a higher surgical trainee in ENT in North London undertaking a fellowship at HEE looking at early-years surgical education across the region. She has an interest in leadership and management across the healthcare sector, with a focus on workforce policy. Ajay Asokan is a Core Surgical Trainee in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the East of England Deanery and Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin Medical School. He has a keen interest in medical education and academic interests in regenerative medicine within Orthopaedics.
34:35
July 29, 2020
Episode 7 - Assertiveness
Planning & Production Credits: Lynne Rustescki, Trevor Bibic, Sarah Siddiqui, Vanessa Petroni & Jane Gardner-Florence Trainees are often faced with situations where there is a need for them to demonstrate suitable assertive behaviour; whether it be in regards to patient care, team working or thier own training and wellbeing needs.  However, during the COVID-19 pandemic this need for demonstrating professional assertive behaviour may be greater in situations where they may have concerns or be under duress, particularly when faced with stressful situations.  In this podcast, we are in conversation with PSU's lead for specialist communications and linguistics Lynne Rustecki and Learning and Development Consultant Trevor Bibic, who reflect on the difference between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviour. In particular, we discuss how valuing yourself and understanding of others perspectives can lead to win-wins and how use of language and perceptions of assertiveness can vary across different cultures. If you would like to give us some feedback on Episode 7 of our Pandemic Podcast, you can find a feedback form on our website here. Bios: Trevor Bibic has been working in personal and professional development training for over seven years, delivering a wide range of workshops, webinars and one to one coaching. With the BMA, BMJ and Health Education England Trevor has developed and delivered training on a variety of skills and careers areas including leadership, time management, assertiveness and interviews. He has held various management and leadership positions throughout his career and in recruitment for over 20 years. This gives him an excellent understanding of dynamic working environments and challenges. In addition, Trevor has worked with high-profile higher education institutions such as Cambridge University, Kings College and UCL. Lynne Rustecki is the Education Lead for Specialist Communication and Linguistic Support in the Professional Support Unit, Professional Development Team for Health Education England.  She has a special interest in the communication challenges faced by doctors who are non-native speakers of English, and how cultural factors may impact on professional interaction. Sarah Siddiqui is a National SuppoRTT Fellow in the London & KSS Professional Support Unit. She is dual-qualified in Medicine and Dentistry and on sabbatical from Core Surgical Training. Ammar Hamid is a higher specialty dental trainee in orthodontics. He has an interest in mentoring and widening participation in dentistry.
54:05
July 29, 2020
Episode 6 - Perspectives from the frontline and the sidelines
Planning & Production Credits: Kathleen Sullivan, Sarah Siddiqui, Jane Gardner-Florence Healthcare workers have been faced with unusually difficult career-related decisions during the Covid-19 outbreak. Many have asked themselves: "Do I run towards the frontline or work from the sidelines?" What do these choices reveal about our unique values, motivational drivers and ethical stance? How might these highly-personal choices shape our career once the pandemic is over? In this episode PSU coach Kathleen Sullivan is in conversation with Gabriel Weston, Shak Rahman and Sarah Siddiqui. These three surgeons are at different stages in their career and have made very different and difficult choices during the pandemic. However, what they have in common is a curiosity about the legacy that the Covid-19 crisis may have on our professional identities over the course of our careers. In this extended episode they consider some of the important decisions they have made and delve deep into some of the  questions emerging from a potentially career-altering pandemic. If you would like to give us some feedback our Episode 6 of our Pandemic Podcast you can find a feedback form on our website here. Bios: Gabriel Weston is a surgeon in the NHS. She studied English before undertaking her medical training, and she draws upon her knowledge of both disciplines, as an author and TV presenter, in addition to her career as a surgeon. Shakeel Rahman is a Pan Thames Plastic Surgery Trainee. He has a background in medical education and mentoring. Sarah Siddiqui is a National SuppoRTT Fellow in the London & KSS Professional Support Unit. She is dual-qualified in Medicine and Dentistry and on sabbatical from Core Surgical Training. Kathleen Sullivan is a Senior Coach for the PSU and an Associate with Career Planning for Doctors and Dentists. Kathleen specialises in transformational coaching and satisfying career transitions for doctors. Her integrated approach draws on modalities including Solutions Focus, Constellations, and Thinking Partnerships Thank you to the trainees, who kindly provided the sound bites and wished to remain anonymous.
51:33
June 22, 2020
Episode 5 - Human Factors in the Pandemic (Part 2)
Planning & Production Credits: Sarah Siddiqui, Jo Szram and Jane Gardner-Florence Human factors has been a crucial part of the clinical response during this pandemic for some departments and health professionals. In this supplementary episode, we are in conversation with senior theatre service manager Clair Mullins, ITU consultant Sunny Kaul and clinical educator Liz Allibone from the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, exploring how their understanding of human factors prepared them during the pandemic response, with additional trainee perspectives from foundation doctor Kerry Fisher and OMFS (suggest you spell this out as lots of people don’t know what it is!)  surgeon Nabeel Bhatti. If you would like to give us some feedback our Episode 5 (Part 2) of our Pandemic Podcast you can find a feedback form on our website here.  Bios: Clair Mullins is a senior theatre service manager at The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Liz Allibone is head of clinical education and training at The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the UK clinical nurse educator network. Sundeep Kaul is a consultant in intensive care and respiratory medicine and head of the lung division at The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Kerry Fisher is a foundation doctor at Frimley Hospital, RAF medical officer. Nabeel Bhatti is a oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
28:34
June 4, 2020
Episode 5 - Human Factors in the Pandemic (Part 1)
Planning & Production Credits: Jo Szram (Lead), Sarah Siddiqui, Peter Brennan, Jane Gardner-Florence Human factors understanding focuses on optimising human performance through better understanding the behaviour of individuals, their interactions, with each other and with their environment. In health care, it underpins patient safety, offering an integrated approach to quality improvement and clinical excellence. In this episode, we are in conversation with HEE deputy dean and physician Jo Szram, surgeon Peter Brennan, BA pilot Graham Shaw and Obs & Gynae trainee Ruth-Anna Macqueen to explore what human factors are, their importance in the health care setting and how knowledge of human factors can help both trainees and supervisors. If you would like to give us some feedback our Episode 5 (Part 1) of our Pandemic Podcast you can find a feedback form on our website here.  Bios: Jo Szram is a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, a deputy postgraduate dean in London, chair of NACT UK and sits on the Councils of the Royal College of Physicians and the RSM Patient Safety Section Council. Peter Brennan is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon and honorary professor of surgery with a PhD and 70+ publications on human factors and patient safety. Ruth-Anna MacQueen is a Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, having worked for Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and is currently undertaking an MSc in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors. Graham Shaw is founder and director of Critical Factors and a 777 Captain for British Airways.
34:53
June 4, 2020
Episode 4 - Perspectives of Redeployed Trainees during the pandemic
Planning & Production Credits: Victoria Twigg (Lead), Kathleen Sullivan, Jane Garner-Florence & Sarah Siddiqui The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in new ways of working for everyone in healthcare, with some healthcare professionals being redeployed to another speciality completely.  Redeployment can pose a host of practical difficulties and concerns to those being redeployed, such as; will I be out of my depth? Am I going to be putting myself and my family at risk? How will my training and career be affected? In this episode we are in conversation with two surgical trainees and a PSU coach, to discuss their experience of being redeployed, the highs and lows, and  the approaches one may take in addressing the concerns that arise. We look also at some of the positives that can be drawn when in the face of uncertainty. If you would like to give us some feedback our Episode 4 of our Pandemic Podcast you can find a feedback form on our website. Bios: Abhinav Singh is a Trauma & Orthopaedics Registrar in the Imperial Deanery and a part-time MSc student at the University of Oxford. He is interested in surgical research, focusing on clinical outcomes for paediatric patients. Outside of work, he enjoys playing cricket and running. Peter Lion is a higher surgical trainee in ENT in North London. He studied medicine in Brighton and has subsequently worked in Scotland, Wales and England. He has an interest in medical education. Kathleen Sullivan is a Senior Coach for the PSU and an Associate with Career Planning for Doctors and Dentists. Kathleen specialises in transformational coaching and satisfying career transitions for doctors. Her integrated approach draws on modalities including Solutions Focus, Constellations, and Thinking Partnerships. Victoria Twigg is a higher surgical trainee in ENT in North London undertaking a fellowship at HEE looking at early-years surgical education across the region. She has an interest in leadership and management across the healthcare sector, with a focus on workforce policy.
31:57
May 20, 2020
Episode 3 – Supervision in Primary Care during the Pandemic
The pandemic has altered work patterns,so that in general practice most consultations are being done by telephone or video. Clinicians are sometimes working from home and trainees and supervisors may not always be in the same physical environment. The combination of different ways of consulting and this geographical separation can lead to challenge in terms of supervision. In this episode, we are in conversation with a GP trainee, a GP trainer and a GP educator about their experiences; and consider ways of overcoming the challenges they have faced. If you would like to give us some feedback our Episode 3 of our Pandemic Podcast you can find a feedback form on our website. Bios: Dr Nirja Joshi is a GP trainee on the St George's GP training scheme Dr Rupal Shah is a GP trainer and Associate Dean in Professional Development Dr John Spicer is a GP and ethicist. He was Head of Primary Care in South London until his retirement in August 2019. Helen Foster is Education Lead in Faculty Development Dr Naureen Bhatti is the GP Head of School for NCEL Dr Meera Kumar is a GP trainee and is a host on the AIT podcast 'Somewhere in between' from the RCGP
32:29
May 20, 2020
Episode 2 – Training & workforce deployment in the face of a pandemic
In the early stages of the pandemic, the medical workforce across trusts in London underwent many strategic changes, with trainees being deployed to different sites and disciplines causing disruption to normal working patterns and training pathways. In this episode we are in conversation with the Director of Medical Education across different London trusts and the chair-elect of the NACT (National Association of Clinical Tutors) Council to explore the different strategies and approaches used, the role of the medical education departments and the challenges faces by trainees and supervisors and how they were overcome. If you would like to give us some feedback our Episode 2 of our Pandemic Podcast you can find a feedback form on our website. Bios: Dr Jo Szram is a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, chair-elect of the NACT council and a deputy dean in London. Dr Dan Bailey is a consultant in geriatric and general medicine at King’s College Hospital, associate director of medical education, champion for Supported Return to Training and training programme director IMT in South West London. Dr Louise Schofield is a consultant in palliative care and director of medical education at Barnet Hospital. Dr Karwai Tsang is the Chief Registrar at Kings College Hospital and ST7 in Acute Medicine.
34:48
May 13, 2020
Episode 1 – Finding balance in the pandemic
In a high-alert situation such as the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be very easy to become more function driven and task focused when everything is in crisis mode. There is the potential for 'heroic' overworking and burnout, or struggling to find the capacity to address other areas of our lives. In these times, how can we support healthcare professionals to create more balance in their every day? In this episode we are in conversation with coaches Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier and Kathleen Sullivan. Our discussion draws on neuroscience and coaching as we explore some practical approaches to finding balance amidst the ongoing crisis. If you would like to give us some feedback our Episode 1 of our Pandemic Podcast you can find a feedback form on our website. Bios: Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier is a neuroscientist, and productivity and wellbeing expert. She is the author and inventor of the GridTM work-life balance method. Magdalena joins up theory, research and practitioner insights, creating new practical approaches that optimise human health and performance. Kathleen Sullivan is a Senior Coach for the PSU and an Associate with Career Planning for Doctors and Dentists. Kathleen specialises in transformational coaching and satisfying career transitions for doctors. Her integrated  approach draws on modalities including Solutions Focus, Constellations, and Thinking Partnerships. Dr Sarah Siddiqui is a National Supported Return to Training Fellow based in the London & KSS Professional Support Unit. She is dual qualified in Medicine and Dentistry and on sabbatical from Core Surgical Training.
28:38
May 13, 2020