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RCPCH Podcasts

Podcasts from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Our vision is a healthier future for children and young people across the world. We play a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy.

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Wellbeing part 1 - how members are engaging the whole team
Your wellbeing - as busy health professionals - matters. At our annual conference in Liverpool this past June, we spoke with several members making a huge impact in their own hospitals and Trusts. This is the first of two episodes on wellbeing, and here we explore how to really understand the needs of the people you work with. First we hear with Dr Ash Patel at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on how sharing baked treats can be one way to build a culture of wellbeing. That's led to his popular baking columns in our membership magazine, Milestones, and the 'Great Paediatric Bake Off' series. And then Dr Susie Minson and Dr Benita Morrissey, both from the Royal London Hospital, explain how they've worked to create enduring resilience and happiness at work, bringing along the whole multidisciplinary team.
31:21 09/27/2022
The changing landscape of a career in paediatrics
The education and training of paediatricians is core to the College, and we dedicate one of our strategic aims to this theme, including lifelong learning, mentorship and choosing specialties. In our second episode of our 'in conversation' series on the College Strategy , Dr Jonathan Darling, RCPCH Vice President of Education and Training, shares his thoughts on the changes in paediatric training and how the College is responding, whether it's a new online learning platform, updates to our ePortfolio, the launch of Progress+ next summer and record attendance at this summer's Conference. Download full transcript
19:48 09/06/2022
Voices from the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion member group
From the joy of finding people with a common purpose to the recognition that there's still a long way to go... College members Segn Nedd, Nadia Audhali and Mike Farquhar share their experiences and insights as part of our EDI member reference group.  Find out more and get the transcript
25:58 08/09/2022
Advocating for child health, now and in the future
This is the first of our “In conversation…” series on the College Strategy 2021-24. Dr Mike McKean, our VP for Health Policy speaks with Robert Okunnu, Director for Membership, Policy & External Affairs on the College’s health policy priorities, and how paediatricians can be advocates for children and young people. Mike tells us, "What could I do to help influence a better system? I would say it starts actually in your day job. The first step, I think, is to step back and think more broadly about the children and families that are coming in front of you." Mike McKean Find out more and download the transcript
36:29 07/26/2022
Interview with Professor Simon Kenny, National Clinical Director - Children and Young People at NHS England
RCPCH President Dr Camilla Kingdon speaks with Professor Simon Kenny about his role at NHS England. They discuss how to keep hold of core priorities in a changing world, the rapid and partnership response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the value of truly listening to children and young people. Sometimes you need to stand back and give appropriate time to the big issues, Simon tells us. And having a really good team allows this to happen. See full transcript from our website
31:36 05/04/2022
Pill swallowing in children 4 : Daniel's story
Daniel is a young person diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an autoimmune disease. After several months in hospital, he moved from only using liquid medications to taking tablet forms. Daniel talks with Emma Lim about how he was taught to swallow pills, and gies his top tips on how you too can accomplish this.  This podcast is produced in partnership with KidzMed, a programme set up at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, and by Medisense. Download transcript
21:30 03/17/2022
Pill swallowing in children 3: The secret life of pharmacists
Nicola Vasey, lead pharmacist at the Great North Children’s Hospital, discusses the role of pharmacists in pill swallowing. The cost saving outcomes were viewed as one positive effect of the project and changing university and student curriculums to involve pill swallowing was proposed as the next best step for ensuring training in pill swallowing continues. This podcast is produced in partnership with KidzMed, a programme set up at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, and by Medisense. Download transcript
27:18 03/16/2022
Pill swallowing in children 2: Quality improvement and the meaning of life
Dr Yincent Tse, a children’s kidney doctor with an interest in quality improvement, talks to Dr Emma Lim about the benefits of pill swallowing in relation to financial cost comparisons between liquid and pill medicines and the benefits/simplicity for everyone involved when patients are able to take pills. This podcast is produced in partnership with KidzMed, a programme set up at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, and by Medisense. Download transcript  
27:18 03/15/2022
Pill swallowing in children 1: The secret of pill swallowing
Sister Ailsa Pickering, a specialist nurse working with infectious diseases in paediatrics, and Dr Emma Lim, consultant paediatrician at the Great North Children’s Hospital, discuss the practical side of learning to swallow tablets early on in life and how achieving this skill allows the patient some control over their health. Ailsa describes the steps in teaching a patient how to swallow pills and provides three top tips for success.  This podcast is produced in partnership with KidzMed, a programme set up at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, and by Medisense. Download transcript
31:19 03/14/2022
Diabetes Quality Programme 06 - Improving time in range
We speak to the Sandwell and West Birmingham Team about their QI project aimed at improving time in range. Contributors: Dr Chizo Agwu (Consultant Paediatrician – Clinical Lead) Charlotte Avann (Consultant Paediatrician) Lizbeth Hudson (Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse) Hosts: Matt Oultram – RCPCH Quality Improvement Project Manager - CYP Diabetes QI Collaborative Karina Green – RCPCH Audit Project Co-ordinator - NPDA
47:13 02/01/2022
Interview with Fiona Fox, Chief Executive of Science Media Centre
Our CEO Jo Revill spoke with Fiona Fox at the SMC, an independent press office helping to ensure the public has access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media. Fiona offers a fascinating look at how the charity has worked - since January 2020 - throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more and download transcript
30:32 12/22/2021
Diabetes Quality Programme 05 - Improving clinic experience
We speak to Liz Baker (Consultant Paediatrician) and Jo Ellis (Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse) from York Teaching Hospitals about their QI project aimed at improving the clinic experience for patients. We also talk about their experience of taking part in the QI Collaborative. Contributors: Dr Liz Baker Jo Ellis Hosts: Matt Oultram - Quality Improvement Project Manager - CYP Diabetes QI Collaborative. RCPCH Jessica Ellis - Head of the Diabetes Quality Team. RCPCH
28:37 12/08/2021
Climate action in paediatrics & child health - our podcast on COP26 and beyond
Our Treasurer Liz Marder reflects on COP26 with Dr Richard Smith from the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, discussing what it means for child health, and what needs to come next in terms of global climate action. We also hear from RCPCH President Camilla Kingdon and consultant paediatrician Dr Bernadette O’Hare about the new RCPCH position statement on the impact of climate change on global child health, including tips on what paediatricians can do to support this important issue which is already affecting almost all children around the world. See more and download transcript
33:58 12/02/2021
Keeping children in school and the COVID-19 vaccine
In this episode, our Chief Executive, Jo Revill speaks with RCPCH President, Camilla Kingdon about COVID-19 vaccination in children and young people, a complex issue with much public focus. They discuss the need for transparent information, how consent works and what the College is doing to represent the insights of both paediatricians and young people. Find out more and download the full transcript
29:12 10/08/2021
Entrustment with Care Assessment Tool (ECAT)
We commonly hear from tier 1 doctors who are worried about stepping up. This tool will help you to gain experience, gather specific, constructive feedback about your work and evidence, when you are ready to progress. The ECAT presents you with an opportunity to get feedback on your tier 2 readiness. The feedback should enable you to reflect and focus your development towards the next level of responsibility.
15:54 10/01/2021
Paediatric sepsis 011 - Sepsis recognition and care during the coronavirus pandemic
In August 2020, Dr Emma Lim and Professor Mark Peters linked up again to reflect on their experiences of the coronavirus pandemic on paediatric hospital admissions and how sepsis in viruses, like COVID-19, doesn’t look any different. Sepsis is sepsis. They discuss the care needed when dealing with patients presenting with both COVID-19 and sepsis, always ensuring staff safety.
26:59 09/24/2021
Our new College strategy 2021 to 2024 - what to expect
Our President, Camilla Kingdon, and Chief Executive, Jo Revill, met to discuss the new strategy for the College, covering 2021 to 2024, which is published later this month. They spoke about why we need a strategy and who was involved in its creation. They also reflected on our four themes and our overall mission to support paediatricians and improve child health. Find out more and download the full transcript
22:03 09/17/2021
Paediatric sepsis 010 - Sepsis guidelines for children and young people 2020
In August 2020 Professor Mark Peters, Consultant at GOSH and Researcher at the Institute of Child Health, joined Dr Emma Lim to discuss the first ever sepsis guidelines for children and young people.
23:26 09/11/2021
Diabetes Quality Programme 04 - Patient advocacy and transition
We speak to Jo Kitchen and Amanda Grayson, Patient Advocates at the Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust, about their unique role in supporting young people with diabetes, and their Quality Improvement project on transition. Contributors: Jo Kitchen Amanda Grayson Patient advocates, Diabetes Team, Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust Hosts: Andrea Srur - Programme Manager, Diabetes QI team, RCPCH Matt Oultram - Quality Improvement Project Manager, CYP Diabetes QI Collaborative, RCPCH
41:07 06/29/2021
Quality Improvement 02: Working together to affect change
Ahead of RCPCH Conference 2021, Dr Mathew Mathai, Consultant Paediatrician, and Dr Helen Jepps, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director for Paediatrics at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, reflect on the impact of COVID-19 and discuss the role of paediatrics during a 'tipping point' in child health. Join Mat and Helen for the breakout session on social determinants of children and young people's health on Wednesday, 16 June. See full programme and details on how to book your place (registration deadline is Monday, 14 June, 12:00 noon) at https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/events/rcpch-conference-online-2021.  00:00 Introduction 00:21 Mat and Helen's conversation 
15:42 06/09/2021
Quality Improvement 01 - What it means to us
Quality improvement encapsulates all aspects of patient care – not just the clinical experience but service development, review and evaluation. In this roundtable podcast led by two RCPCH QI Trainee Representatives, the QI Central Project Board discuss their own improvement journeys and what quality improvement means to them.  
24:46 12/09/2020
2020 Election: Candidates for President
Back in September we began the call for nominations for our next President, who will take the reins from Professor Russell Viner as we move through a very challenging time. The President serves as the leader of the membership and is the key public face of RCPCH, both nationally and internationally. Importantly, they represent the College’s ultimate beneficiaries: children and young people. Over the last few weeks, our &Us team has been speaking with children and young people to find out the five questions they’d like candidates to answer to help members cast their vote. We're pleased to now share those answers with you.   Candidates: Simon Clark Camilla Kingdon Jane Valente David Vickers   Questions: 00:00 - Introduction 01:47 - Question 1: How do you think a young person would describe you? (Rachael, age 22, from Wokingham) 05:24 - Question 2: What is the biggest issue for children and young people that you want to work on? (Phoebe, age 21, from Manchester) 09:12 - Question 3: How would you involve children and young people at the College? (Anisah, age 17, from London) 13:02 - Question 4: Give an example of a child or young person who has fundamentally changed your thinking or the way you work? (Jude, age 9, from Lisburn) 17:05 - Question 5: If you were a biscuit, what would you be? (Brecon, age 10, from Tonyrefail) 20:01 - Wrap-up   Find out more and cast your vote before voting closes on Wednesday 9th December: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/election If you would like to view text captions for this episode, please visit the College's YouTube channel and enable Closed Captions (CC).  
20:42 11/19/2020
2020 Election: Candidates for Registrar
Back in September we began the call for nominations for our next Registrar, who will take the reins from Dr Mike Linney as we move through a very challenging time. The Registrar is a Senior Officer role and a Trustee, working closely with the President and Vice Presidents. Importantly, they represent the College’s ultimate beneficiaries: children and young people. Over the last few weeks, our &Us team has been speaking with children and young people to find out the five questions they’d like candidates to answer to help members cast their vote. We're pleased to now share those answers with you.   Candidates: Will Carroll Jonathan Darling Michael McKean Steve Turner   Questions: 00:00 - Introduction 01:44 - Question 1: How do you think a young person would describe you? (Rachael, age 22, from Wokingham) 04:39 - Question 2: What is the biggest issue for children and young people that you want to work on? (Phoebe, age 21, from Manchester) 08:04 - Question 3: How would you involve children and young people at the College? (Anisah, age 17, from London) 11:43 - Question 4: Give an example of a child or young person who has fundamentally changed your thinking or the way you work? (Jude, age 9, from Lisburn) 15:48 - Question 5: If you were a biscuit, what would you be? (Brecon, age 10, from Tonyrefail) 18:17 - Wrap-up   Find out more and cast your vote before voting closes on Wednesday 9th December: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/election If you would like to view text captions for this episode, please visit the College's YouTube channel and enable Closed Captions (CC).  
18:58 11/19/2020
RCPCH Insight - Lockdown, charging, and undocumented children
Dr Bryony Hopkinshaw is a Paediatric Registrar working in London, and today we’re talking about the impacts of NHS charging regulations on undocumented children living in the UK. In this episode, we discuss the impacts of charging on patients, doctors, and the public, the false dichotomy of "children and adults", and safeguarding implications for children and young people. We also talk about the impact of the pandemic, practical advice for healthcare workers and members of the public, and potential policy changes. Read our RCPCH Insight feature on this topic: https://medium.com/rcpch-insight/what-are-the-barriers-to-healthcare-for-migrant-children-74ea28aa38d9 Read our guidance on the rights to access healthcare in migrant communities: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/right-access-healthcare  
20:33 11/11/2020
Shape of Training - October 2020 update
An interview with David Evans, Vice President for Training and Assessment at RCPCH, led by Lorraine Bullard, Quality & Standards Manager at the College. We talk to David about the Shape of Training programme of work and the College's Paediatrician of the Future document, a vision for the future of paediatric training and part of our submission to the GMC at the end of this year.   
20:22 10/19/2020
Diabetes Quality Programme 02 - Reflections from QI Champions
Dr Dita Aswani, Dr Carrie Mackenzie and Dr Fiona Campbell talk with Dr Megan Peng and Dr Tricia Woodhead about their team's involvement in the early waves of the QI Collaborative.
21:23 09/29/2020
Diabetes Quality Programme 01 - Our QI Collaborative journey
Dr Carrie Mackenzie at Sheffield Children’s Hospital reflects on her team’s journey throughout the QI Collaborative programme and offers recommendations to teams wishing to embark on quality improvement projects of their own.
40:17 09/29/2020
Paediatric sepsis 009 - What sepsis means
Junior doctor Monica Parker and Emma Lim join forces to provide an overview of the key learnings and take-home messages from the series.  
25:30 11/01/2019
Paediatric sepsis 008 - The future of tests in sepsis
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Dr Jethro Herberg, joins Emma Lim and Monica Parker to explore what’s next for sepsis - and what the future of tests and assessment might look like.  
30:30 11/01/2019
Paediatric sepsis 007 - Management part 2 (fluids and fear)
Professor of Paediatric Intensive Care Mark Peters and Emma Lim talk about fluids and unpick common fears, examining which fluids to use, when, why and how much and the role and choice of inotropes in paediatric sepsis.  
30:35 11/01/2019