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Penny's Hill Practice Podcast

Penny's Hill Practice Podcast

By Penny's Hill Practice
Welcome to the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast from Penny's Hill Practice, Ferndown, Dorset!

Everyone is more than welcome to join our podcast family. We have listeners locally in Dorset and abroad as far away as New Zealand, Singapore and the USA! Hello to you all!

In these podcasts, we reach out to our patients, their friends and family, and the world in general and we want to not only help provide easy-to-access health information, but also keep in touch with you all. We have special guests and cover a diverse range of health topics and hope you enjoy listening to them!

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What do I do if I have... Hearing Loss? - November 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast is in on the subject of hearing loss. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss hearing loss, what causes it, what you can do about it, and importantly when to see you doctor about it. Do you need hearing aids or not? This episode will help. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message As always, stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime  12 minutes 32 seconds Released 30 November 2020
12:32
November 30, 2020
REACH - November 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast is in conjunction with REACH. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley are joined by Colette Liddiard and Rachel Clements, both Family Support Workers, from REACH. REACH is a social enterprise providing substance misuse services with a number of partners across Dorset. Together, they introduce REACH and how they can help you if you are local to Dorset and also explain the good work the Family Support Workers do, as well as explore some of the issues that lockdown has caused for them.  To contact REACH, ring them on 0800 043 4656 or go to their website or follow them on Twitter (@EDPDrugAlcohol), Facebook and Instagram. If you need some help with mental health problems, please contact your doctor, or in the UK have a look at the NHS links to support services. Do not suffer in silence. There is someone there who can help. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message As always, stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime  10 minutes 08 seconds Released 23 November 2020
10:08
November 23, 2020
Further updated information about the 50-65 NHS Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme 2020 and flu clinics at Penny's Hill Practice - November 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast has been produced to give you an update to the 2020-2021 NHS influenza immunisation programme and is aimed at our patients aged 50-65 who have not had a flu jab yet and would like one. In this short episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you the latest upate on the planned immunisations for this age group from December 2020. Further information is available on our website at https://www.pennyshillpractice.co.uk/flu-immunisations-for-50-65-year-olds-2020-2021.  If you would like to express interest and you are a patient at Penny's Hill Practice, please either use our eConsult service to let us know or alternatively you can email us at pennyshill.practice@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put “FLU” as the subject line If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. And remember, don't touch your face! Runtime 1 minute 52 seconds Released 20 November 2020
01:52
November 20, 2020
Alcohol - November 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of alcohol awareness. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss alcohol awareness, in readiness for Alcohol Awareness Week 2020, which runs from 16-22 November 2020. Around 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and drinking too much or too often can increase this risk, but many people are unaware of the link between alcohol and mental health problems. Drinking too much or too often can mask or enhance other underlying mental health problems such as anxiety or depression and prevent them from being properly addressed. We discuss alcohol awareness and mental health and what you can do if you are struggling. The sites we mention in the podcast are Mind, who provide advice and support to empower anyone experience a mental health problem as well as campaigning to improve services, raise awarness and promot understanding of mental health issues, and Alcohol Change, the UK charity formed from the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, and who try to improve knowledge of alcohol harm, improve policy and regulation, shift cultural norms, improve drinking behaviours and provide more and better support and treatment of alcohol problems, If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message As always, stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime  9 minutes 7 seconds Released 16 November 2020
09:07
November 16, 2020
Norovirus - November 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of norovirus, or the "winter vomiting bug". In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss norovirus, one of a group of viruses that are highly contagious and the commonest cause of gastroenteritis in the world with approximately 1 in 5 cases of diarrhoea and vomiting causing gastroentetitis being caused by it.  We also discuss how to try and prevent spreading and catching it, with some really useful and important advice on hand sanitising. Also, we discuss what to do if you do get it, and importantly, when you need to seek medical help. For parents, please do have a look at the NHS Healthier Together site. We also recommend you have a listen to some of our other useful and related podcasts on diabetes and sick day rules as well as acute kidney injury so do have a listen to these too, but not until you've listened to this podcast. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message As always, stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime  12 minutes 7 seconds Released 9 November 2020
12:07
November 9, 2020
Winter Health - November 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of winter health and how to keep healthy now that winter is here. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss winter health as well as who is most at risk from the cold weather.  We also discuss influenza, coughs and colds, where to go for essential health advice, what temperature to keep your home at, and give you some really useful advice on where to get support if you need it. For more information on influenza and pneumonia immunisations have a look at the NHS website links- influenza is here and pneumonia is here. In the UK, the Government has webpages with really easy accessible information about both Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments. There is also a really good leaflet, Keep Warm, Keep Well and we recommend you have a look at this too. If you need some impartial and independent advice to help you reduce your energy bills as well as making your home warmer and greener, have a look at Simple Energy Advice or you can call them for free on 0800 444 202. To find your local council, if you are concerned about a relative or elderly neighbour, use the following link. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message As always, stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime  11 minutes 18 seconds Released 2 November 2020
11:18
November 2, 2020
Prostate Disease - October 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of prostate disease. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss what the prostate is and the diseases that can affect it including prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement. For more information, have a look at the NHS pages about benign prostate enlargement as well as prostate cancer. We also recommend you have a listen to some of our other useful and related podcasts on losing weight, stopping smoking, keeping physically active, low fat diets, and on penile and testicular symptoms, so do have a listen to these too, but not until you've listened to this podcast. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime  12 minutes 31 seconds Released 26 October 2020
12:31
October 26, 2020
Food Intolerances - October 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of food intolerances. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss what food intolerance is, how this differs from food allergy, how common it is, what causes it and what you can do about it. For more information, have a look at the NHS website on food intolerance,  the FODMAP food list, and the LiveWell Dorset site about food diaries.  As we mention in this podcast, we have a useful related podcast on hayfever and allergy so do have a listen to this too, but not until you've listened to this podcast. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime  9 minutes 42 seconds Released 19 October 2020
09:51
October 19, 2020
Menopause and HRT - October 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of the menopause as well as hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss what the menopause is, what the symptoms are, what is an early menopause, how we can help treat symptoms of the menopause, and what you can do to help your symptoms too. For more information, have a look at the International Menopause Society and the British Menopause Society. As Sam mentions in this podcast, we have some useful podcasts on losing weight, stopping smoking, keeping physically active and low fat diets so do have a listen to these too, but not until you've listened to this podcast. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 12 minutes 13 seconds Released 12 October 2020
12:13
October 12, 2020
Special- Breast Cancer Screening
This is one of our special episodes of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast and is aimed to give you some information regarding the national breast cancer screening service. In this special podcast episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you some useful information about the national breast cancer screening service as well as information about breast cancer in general. The website discussed in the episode is https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/breast-cancer/getting-diagnosed/screening/breast-screening and the leaflet we recommend you read is here. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 8 minutes 04 seconds Released 5 October 2020
08:04
October 5, 2020
Waiting Room re-opening and infection control update at Penny's Hill Practice - September 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast has been produced to give you an update to the infection control procedures we have put in place at Penny's Hill Practice and includes information about our recently re-opened waiting room at the surgery. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you the latest upate on the updated infection control measures to counter Coronavirus at the Practice. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. And remember, don't touch your face! Runtime 4 minutes 44 seconds Released 30 September 2020
04:44
September 30, 2020
Stopping Smoking: A podcast with LiveWell Dorset - September 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast is the last of 4 podcasts recorded with our friends at LiveWellDorset and covers the topic of stopping smoking. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley are joined by Steve del Rosa from LiveWell Dorset. With Steve, they discuss about what you can do to stop smoking, common barriers people have when trying to stop  and what strategies you can use to help overcome these and be the healthy you that you want to be. If you would like more information on LiveWell Dorset, see their site here. This is the final of our current special series with LiveWell Dorset and ActiveDorset. If you haven't yet heard our other episodes, we have discussed stress and anxiety, losing weight, and being more physically active, so why don't you catch up with them on our website.  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 18 minutes 16 seconds Released 28 September 2020
18:16
September 28, 2020
Physical Activity: A podcast with LiveWell Dorset - September 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast is the third of 4 podcasts recorded with our friends at LiveWellDorset and covers the topic of physical activity. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley are joined by Charlie Coward from Active Dorset. With Charlie, they discuss about what you can do to increase your physical activity, what the guidelines are, how to build up your activity, what barriers people have when trying to increase your physical activity and what strategies you can use to help overcome these and be the healthy you that you want to be. If you would like more information on ActiveDorset see their site here, LiveWell Dorset, see their site here. Charlie's top five resources from the the nationally trusted providers are: We are Undefeatable - supporting people with a range of long term health conditions LiveWell Dorset - a public health service funded by the councils in Dorset NHS Better Health - the NHS site to help you kickstart your health NHS Fitness Studio -  the NHS site that has 24 instructor-led videos across aerobics exercises, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories Join the Movement - From Sport England, tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home Our last podcast with LiveWell Dorset is scheduled for broadcast on Monday 28 September and is on stopping smoking, so make sure you have subscribed so you are the first to hear when it comes out. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 19 minutes 31 seconds Released 21 September 2020
19:31
September 21, 2020
Losing Weight: A podcast with LiveWell Dorset - September 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast is the second of 4 podcasts recorded with our friends at LiveWellDorset and covers the topic of stress and wellbeing. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley are joined by Steve del Rosa from LiveWell Dorset. With Steve, they discuss about what you can do to lose weight, why we gain weight, what obstacles people have when trying to lose weight and what strategies you can use to help overcome these and be the healthy you that you want to be. If you would like more information on LiveWell Dorset, see their site here. Our next podcast with LiveWell Dorset is scheduled for broadcast on Monday 21 September and is on Physical Activity, so make sure you have subscribed so you are the first to hear when it comes out.  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 18 minutes 45 seconds Released 14 September 2020
18:45
September 14, 2020
Updated information about the NHS Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme 2020 and flu clinics at Penny's Hill Practice - September 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast has been produced to give you an update to the changes to the NHS annual influenza immunisation prorgamme for the 2020-2021 flu season as well as information about the flu clinics at Penny's Hill Practice. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you the latest upate on flu clinics being held at the Practice. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. And remember, don't touch your face! Runtime 5 minutes 44 seconds Released 10 September 2020
05:44
September 10, 2020
Blood Pressure and Hypertension - September 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of blood pressure and hypertension (high blood pressure). In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss blood pressure and how to measure it yourself at home, how to lower your blood pressure and the good reasons for doing this, and what machines you should be looking at to have at home.  Have a look at the British Hypertension Society advice on home blood pressure machines here and the Know Your Numbers Week 2020 website here. Know Your Numbers week runs from 7-13 September 2020 and is run by Blood Pressure UK. If you have not heard our podcast on low fat diets, have a listen here but not until you've listened to this podcast  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 12 minutes 17 seconds Released 7 September 2020
12:17
September 7, 2020
Stress and Wellbeing: A podcast with LiveWell Dorset - September 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast is the first of 4 podcasts recorded with our friends at LiveWellDorset and covers the topic of stress and wellbeing. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley are joined by Stevie McCormick from LiveWell Dorset. With Stevie, they discuss a little about LiveWell Dorset and what they can do to help you take steps forward for a healthier lifestyle and also focus on stress and anxiety. They talk about the "Five Ways to Wellbeing" and also the Challenge you can also sign up to.  If you are interested in the "Five Ways to Wellbeing Challenge" follow this link. Here are a few of the success stories from people who have joined so far: I'd like to thank you for starting me off on this journey today. I have struggled over the years with depression, anxiety, overeating, low confidence and low self-esteem. Yesterday I completed the Five Ways Challenge and feel positive about what I achieved. It is helping to give structure to my day and motivating me to learn new strategies to improve my life and how I feel about myself and others around me. Thank you for your emails, they are really helpful. ... thank you for setting these challenges, they've really made me think. ... I've posted letters to my family... I've started learning a language on Duolingo … I am normally the least observant person but thanks to Live Well Dorset, I have started taking notice of my surroundings now … Today I helped a friend. I’m enjoying putting my mind to this 5 day challenge. I made a card for a friend who Is going through a tough time and delivered a little thankyou gift to a neighbour. Because of your email, I walked around the block more briskly... I've started c25k! ... I've been active every day with Joe Wicks... Your emails made me think, I've started exercising again… Thank you for the challenge, I have joined a fitness class online twice a week! If you would like more information on LiveWell Dorset, see their site here. Our next podcast with LiveWell Dorset is scheduled for broadcast on Monday 14 September and is on Weight Loss, so make sure you have subscribed so you are the first to hear when they come out. Next week we will be discussing blood pressure. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 12 minutes 08 seconds Released 1 September 2020
12:08
September 1, 2020
A Low Fat Diet- August 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of a low fat diet. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss low fat diets and go through some of the latest advice about how to change what you eat to help you lower you risk of developing heart diease, having a heart attack or a stroke. They go through some of the common foods that are high in saturated fats and give some good advice on what you should be eating to be healthy. Have a look at the NHS Live Well website about eating less saturated fat here. Next month in September we have a series of healthy living podcasts coming up, so make sure you have subscribed so you are the first to hear when they come out. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 9 minutes 55 seconds Released 24 August 2020
09:55
August 24, 2020
Special- Travel Podcast
This is one of our special episodes of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast and gives you some important medical advice about travelling abroad.   In this special podcast episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you some useful information about what you should do before you travel abroad, for business or pleasure, from a medical and health point of view. This is a long podcast as there is plenty to cover. There is advice regarding travel insurance, travel immunisations, travelling with medications, rabies and sun health.   Don't forget to listen to our very popular podcast on Sunshine and Vitamin D for more information about sun health here.  The websites we discuss on the podcast are here:   Foreign travel advice (FCO) Travelling with medicine containing a controlled drug (Gov.uk) Fit for Travel- travelling with medicines Fit for Travel- destination checker TravelHealthPro- insect and tick bite avoidance  If you are diabetic, here are two links to really good diabetes-specific travel information:  Fit for Travel- diabetes  Fit for Travel- diabetes monitoring  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message   Stay safe, stay well and look after each other and enjoy your time abroad!  Runtime 19 minutes 55 seconds Released 17 August 2020
19:55
August 19, 2020
Hayfever- August 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of hayfever In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley are joined by Dr Diana Church, a GP specialising in allergy. Together they answer some of the common questions about hayfever including what treatments are best and which will help you with your symptoms.  You can listen to our asthma podcast here. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message  Stay safe, stay well and look after each other.   Runtime 9 minutes 43 seconds  Released 10 August 2020
09:42
August 10, 2020
PLEASE LISTEN TO UPDATED PODCAST 10/9/2020 - Changes to the NHS Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme 2020 - August 2020
This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast has been produced to give you some information about the proposed changes to the NHS annual influenza immunisation prorgamme for the 2020-2021 flu season. In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley answer some of the common questions we have had at the Practice regarding these changes as well as giving you the latest information about what these changes are likely to be. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. And remember, don't touch your face! Runtime 7 minutes 56 seconds Released 3 August 2020
07:56
August 3, 2020
Special- Drug Driving
This is one of our special episodes of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast and is aimed to give you important information about driving whilst on prescription medicines, over the counter medicines and illegal drugs. In this special podcast episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley go through the changes that have been made to the law and how this affects you as well as the legal implications of driving whilst taking medications and drugs.  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 7 minutes 13 seconds Released 27 July 2020
07:14
July 27, 2020
Face coverings in England from 24 July 2020 - July 2020
This is an extra episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast and has been produced to give you some information about face coverings as well as the upcoming changes to the rules in England. In this extra podcast episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you some useful information about face coverings, how to safely put them on and take them off and how the new rules in England will affect you. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. And remember, don't touch your face! Runtime 6 minutes 59 seconds Released 22 July 2020
06:59
July 22, 2020
Special- Bowel Screening
This is one of our special episodes of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast and is aimed to give you some information regarding the national bowel cancer screening service. In this special podcast episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you some useful information about the national bowel cancer screening service, the upcoming changes and what happens after you return your kit. If you are over 75 years of age and do wish to be tested, please telephone the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme hub at 0800 707 60 60. This is a freephone number. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 5 minutes 08 seconds Released 20 July 2020
05:08
July 20, 2020
Diabetes Introduction and Sick Day Rules - July 2020
This time on the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast, we talk again with Steve Trowbridge, AKI Nurse Lead at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. In this podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley talk with Steve Trowbridge who is a Cardiology and Frailty Diabetes Nurse Specialist as well as the Acute Kidney Injury Nurse Lead at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in Bournemouth, Dorset. In this comprehenisve podcast, they discuss a little about diabetes, as well as "sick day rules" and diabetes medications. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well, stay home and look after each other. Until next time! Runtime 11 minutes 07 seconds Released 13 July 2020
11:07
July 13, 2020
Penile and Testicular Symptoms - June 2020
This time on the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast, we talk about a topic that has been requested- penile and testicular symptoms. In this podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley go through some of the commonest issues that people present with to General Practice to do with their penis or testicles.  It is always embarrassing for patients but we would like to try and reassure you that we will deal with your concerns at the surgery professionally and in a calming and reassuring way. If you are registered with a female GP, and would prefer to see a male GP regarding these symptoms, then please do ask at reception when booking your appointment.  We hope this podcast helps to explain some of the common concerns that you may have, but remember if you are worried, please let us know. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message. Stay safe, stay well, and look after each other. Until next time! Runtime 9 minutes 9 seconds Released 6 July 2020
09:10
July 6, 2020
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)- June 2020
This time on the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast, we talk Steve Trowbridge, AKI Nurse Lead at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.  In this podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley talk with Steve Trowbridge who is a Cardiology and Frailty Diabetes Nurse Specialist as well as the Acute Kidney Injury Nurse Lead at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in Bournemouth, Dorset. In this comprehenisve podcast, they discuss the importance of our kidneys as well as how to look after them when we are ill or at risk of them being injured.  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message  Stay safe, stay well, stay home and look after each other. Until next time! Runtime 13 minutes 33 seconds Released 29 June 2020
13:46
June 29, 2020
Special- Cervical Screening
This is one of our special episodes of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast and is aimed to give you some information regarding the national cervical cancer screening service. In this special podcast episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley talk with Dr Helen Speakman from the practice and give you some useful information about the national cervical cancer screening service, who should be screened, what happens during screening and what the results mean. The websites referred to in the podcast are as follows: NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening Cancer Research www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cervical-cancer The Eve Appeal https://eveappeal.org.uk If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well and look after each other. Runtime 5 minutes 56 seconds Released 22 June 2020
05:57
June 22, 2020
Special- Your New Baby
This is one of our special episodes of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast and is aimed at parents of newborn babies registered at Penny's Hill Practice. In this special podcast episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you an idea of the things you need to do to register your baby with us and give you good information about the upcoming appointments for both you and your baby coming up in the next 8 weeks. Whether you are first-time parents or not, this podcast has been made just for you and hopefully should make it easier to access this information as you can listen to us anytime, anywhere and still have your hands-free to look after baby. The information leaflet is available through our website on the New Baby Special page here: https://www.pennyshillpractice.co.uk/pennys-hill-practice-podcasts/pennys-hill-practice-podcasts-new-baby If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well, look after each other and of course, congratulations on your new baby! Until we see you at the sugery! Runtime 7 minutes 40 seconds Released 18 June 2020
07:41
June 18, 2020
COPD - June 2020
This time on the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast, we talk again with Glynis Smith, our Respiratory Nurse Specialist. In this podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley talk with Glynis Smith and find out about COPD as well as how to control COPD, COPD managment plans, and how to deal with COPD flare-ups.  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well, stay home and look after each other. Until next time! Runtime 7 minutes 49 seconds Released 15 June 2020
07:49
June 15, 2020
Sunshine and Vitamin D - June 2020
This time on the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast, we talk about sunshine and vitamin D. In this podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley give you a whistle-stop tour through the latest advice regarding sunshine, sun safety and vitamin D.  Now that summer is finally with us, and hopefully here to stay, we give you the advice you need to keep you safe and healthy both in and out of the sunshine. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message Stay safe, stay well, stay home and look after each other. Until next time! Runtime 9 minutes 18 seconds Released 8 June 2020
09:18
June 8, 2020
Asthma - May 2020
This time on the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast, we talk with Glynis Smith, our Respiratory Nurse Specialist.  In this podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley talk with Glynis Smith and find out about asthma as well as how to control asthma, the different types of asthma inhalers, how hayfever affects asthma, and about Coronavirus and asthma.  The websites Glynis gives in the podcast are:   Asthma UK - https://www.asthma.org.uk  Allergy UK - https://www.allergyuk.org  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message   Stay safe, stay well, stay home and look after each other.  Runtime 9 minutes 07 seconds  Released 1 June 2020
09:07
June 1, 2020
Health Coach - May 2020
This time on the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast, we talk with Chris Shuter, our Health Coach. In this podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley talk with Chris Shuter and find out what health coaches do and how they can help us self-manage and impove our physical and mental health as well as our social wellbeing.  The contact details Chris gives in the podcast are:  Dorset Council - 01305 221000 St Mary's Church Ferndown - 01202 897087 Ferndown Community Coronavirus Support- https://ferndowncommunitycoronavirussupport.wordpress.com/local-information If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/pennyshillpractice/message  Stay safe, stay well, stay home and look after each other. Runtime 7 minutes 00 seconds Released 25 May 2020
07:01
May 25, 2020
Welcome to Penny's Hill Practice Podcasts - May 2020
Welcome to our new podcasts from Penny's Hill Practice! In the inaugral podcast, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley explain how the Practice is staying open in these times of lockdown during the global Coronavirus pandemic and discuss some of the future episodes coming up. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email them to pennyshill.podcast@dorsetgp.nhs.uk and put the word "Podcast" as your subject. Stay safe, stay well, stay home and look after each other. Runtime 6 minutes 27 seconds Release date 18 May 2020
06:27
May 18, 2020