eGPlearning Podblast
What is ORCHA?

What is ORCHA?

April 11, 2019

Hear about ORCHA (Organisation for Review of Care and Health Apps) from Liz Ashall-Payne its CEO and winner of Most Influential Technology CEO of the Year 2019 and an offer to use for free below!!!!!

Hear about how ORCHA was created, how it is like the BNF of apps and how you can use it for patient care, PLUS a special offer for interested clinicians.

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Andy and Gandhi speak with Liz Ashall-Payne, the innovative CEO leading ORCHA into tackling digital health application use and providing validity and safety to a growing area of healthcare.

We talk about her journey, what ORCHA is and how they review apps. We talk about the review and prescribing process, how you can use it as a clinician in primary care, and more.

Finally, we finish with a special offer for all clinicians who want to use ORCHA for free...

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3 GPs in an eGPlearning Podblast

3 GPs in an eGPlearning Podblast

December 28, 2018

3 GPs in an eGPlearning Podblast


Welcome by Andy, Gandhi and…….Shubz


How did Shubz get into podcasting from his mygpevents journey to listening to inspirational speakers. This led to his podcast 2GPs in a pod and speaking with Zoe Williams, Rupy Aujla and others

‘You do not have to leave medicine to do all this other cool stuff’

Gandhi talks about having flux in your working week as recommended by notable people like Warren Buffet and Pat Flynn


We discuss how to utilise time as a locum for portfolio working and balance in your roles.

Andy talks about the ease of saying yes, but the importance of saying no occasionally


We then discuss the Next Gen GP programme created by Nishma Manek with amazing talks by Nikki Kanani (our Supreme leader- including how difficult it has been for both podcasts to pin her down for an interview given NHS England oversight).


Gandhi talks about the importance of teams around you and how they can support you ie his partners and working on the podblast with Andy as a team.

Shubz echoed this with a shout out to his MyGPevents partners Mehul and Max.


We did a recap of Andy and Gandhi’s year, starting with Gandhi which including being elected and attending his first RCGP Council meeting as a National Rep, and the importance of having your say- including his controversial comments on the partnership review by Nigel Watson.


We all talked about how the omission of a baseline increase in the global sum seemed confusing and the impact of indemnity funding and planned changes to pension regulations that may significantly impact the future of GP partnerships.


Gandhi finished off with talking about his continued efforts with the eGPlearning platform including TipThursday on YouTube, and his 84km Pilgrimage in Iraq in October.


Andy talks about his work with the NCGPA including signposting health- a project applicable to any locality to help with practice-based signposting, his video journey for patient information videos for the area:

Which has gone mainstream by being shown in the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham in the new year.

He also talked about the power as a partner being able to innovate in your own practice. HIs focus has been on creating a user-friendly website seen here: Parkside medical practice


Note Andy did all the illustrations, which is also on offer to your our listeners as part of the collaborator reward for supporting the eGPlearning Podblast on  Patreon account. At this limited reward, Andy will draw you into our new banner as a caricature.


We then move on to talk about health technology moving forward including the regulation of health tech by NHS England and NICE, RCGP, and the hype cycle on artificial intelligence (AI) and challenges off innovating in the NHS.


Andy then mentions his vision of the use of wet technology as discussed in our genomics podcast (with 23andMe) earlier in the year. Andy makes his 2019 prediction of the AI backlash in healthcare with examples like the Wysa app.

Gandhi predicts the rise of personalised medicine focusing on individual patient care vs condition-based care as patient focus shifts from wanting to know if they are unwell to wanting to know if they are healthy. He states in his view the NHS is designed to look after you when you are unwell, not to make you healthy.

Evidence of this direction is with our Secretary of state for health Matt Hancock and his focus.


We talk about how technology can help tackle health inequalities but also exacerbate them, particularly around access. We commented that much of the technology is based on improving access but not productivity.


We then discussed the impact technology can have on health with Gandhi using an example from the programme Criminal Minds about knowing your own family history and the impact that may have on your own health outlook. Does it create a healthier life or does it create health anxiety?


This led on to a discussion about overdiagnosis and overtreatment- key challenges in health care moving forward. This included a discussion on Martin Marshall Vice-chair of the RCGP and his article on rethinking medicine.


We moved on to talking about the use of data like Facebook and metrics to hyper-target health information a little Black Mirror-like,


We then ask the question,- how would you spend £100million on health tech


Gandhi mentioned his idea for a unified video consultation platform for primary and secondary care. Could the NHS app provide this?


Shubz talked about using technology to facilitate communication to provide bandwidth so we can be more effective in caring for patients.


Andy talked about creating a system to help physician productivity - Sherwood tech incubators. Gandhi then changed his idea to create an NHS approved a version of Asana - a project management tool.


We finished by creating a Christmas tradition of doing a roundup episode between the two podcasts each year.


Contacts Andy: @drawfoster and

Contact Gandhi: @drgandalf52, @egplearning, or subscribe to the eGPlearning Youtube channel.

Contact Shubz: @2GPs_in_a_Pod or myGPevents.


A shout out to our sponsors - The HTN (Health Technology Newspaper)

And join us for the digital week where we cover our top 5 apps, how to use technology to enhance your CPD and social media use as a clinician - all which contributes to your appraisal and revalidation in the comfort of your own PJs.

Podblast interview- Dr Aisha Malik - Doctors in Business

Podblast interview- Dr Aisha Malik - Doctors in Business

November 16, 2018

eGPlearning Podblast is the UK's leading primary care focussed health tech podcast by two Nottingham based GPs covering recent topics, useful clinical apps, interviews with primary care health tech innovators and in-depth perspectives on health tech.

Hosted by Dr Hussain Gandhi (@drGandalf52) and Dr Andrew Foster (@drawfoster).

In this episode, Dr Gandalf talks to Dr Aisha Malik owner of a website which is dedicated to getting doctors and medics more visible online.

We talk about her acceptance onto the Clinical entrepreneur fellowship led by Prof Tony Young (@DrTonyYoung).

We discuss if GPs are ideally placed to change the NHS.

I challenge Aisha to Make a video blog for all the eGPlearners to learn from regarding her experiences.

Aisha then explains her top 5 tips for using social media as a practice. See her Pulsetoday article here.

We then discuss the implications of consulting on social media including how that may differ from the work of Babylon, Pushdoctor and Doctor Care Anywhere.

I then ask Aisha her favourite work an non-work related apps. We talk about a project management app Asana and then discuss other methods like Siilo or Forward.

We then talk about her favourite non-clinical app- Audible - like the netflix of reading - ideal for any podcast listeners.




We finish off asking the perennial question. How would you spend £100 million on health tech with no red tape. 

To contact Dr Aisha Malik either on twitter or on the Doctorsinbusiness website. 

Here is your certificate of engagement.

In the next episode, we cover the implications of telemedicine in primary care- small topic ......honest. 

eGPlearning Podblast interview - Dr Gandalf- Hussain Gandhi

eGPlearning Podblast interview - Dr Gandalf- Hussain Gandhi

August 23, 2018


0.22- A shout out to our new sponsor- The Health Tech Newspaper (HTN)- an innovative daily news and opinion website for the health tech network. 

1.10- How Amazon and the Blue Yeti make our podcast possible.

1.50- The interview begins.

2.40 DrGandalf's favourite clinical apps- MDCalc

3.20- Star Realms - an awesome game

4.40- The return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard

5.00- The dawn of eGPlearning

7.40 How to keep momentum

9.00- DrGandalf's current activities (hats)

9.40- GPSurvival

9.50- S1 FBUG (Systm One Facebook User Group)

10.00 RCGP work

11.50 How Andy and Gandhi met

12.30 Joining Nottingham LMC

13.40 Representation of the profession

15.00 Getting into health tech

15.50 Artificial Intelligence in Primary care

19.40 DrGandalf's paradox to fix UK healthcare

22.20 Failing and how to handle it

25.20 Podmedics

27.10- DrGandalf's role in advancing health tech

28.30- TipThursday

29.40- Keybr

30.20- DrGandalf's heroes

33.10- productivity and how to be good at it

35.10 GDPR........

35.50 How to get into health tech

37.20 another shout out to our sponsors- HTN

37.50 Another podcast to listen to The General Practice Podcast by Ben Gowland

38.30- How would you spend £100 million on health tech if you had the chance? - ATM doctors

40.50- Telemedicine

43.20 Singing off and contact. 

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Interview with Jon Brassey- Trip Database

Interview with Jon Brassey- Trip Database

June 16, 2018

eGPlearning Podblast is a health tech talk by two Nottingham based GPs covering recent topics, useful clinical apps, and interviews with primary care health tech innovators.

Hosted by Dr Hussain Gandhi (@drGandalf52) and Dr Andrew Foster (@drawfoster).

In this episode, Dr Hussain Gandhi talks to Jon Brassey (@JRBtrip) of Trip Database

Trip Database is the UKs key evidence-based medicine search engine. 

We talk about Jon's journey to develop a unique and effective clinical evidence search engine that is free for all NHS staff (on contacting Jon via , how failed ventures can sometimes need resurrecting ( #bringBackTILT) , how AI and machine learning is changing the searching for clinical information and Jon's own advice for new health tech entrepreneurs. 

Additionally, listeners are also able to download a free certificate of engagement for their appraisal portfolios. Click here to download. 

eGPlearning Podblast interview - Dr Keith Grimes the Medical Virtual Reality doctor

eGPlearning Podblast interview - Dr Keith Grimes the Medical Virtual Reality doctor

April 5, 2018


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 healthcare with another interest or passion.


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



iTunes link:

Stitcher link:


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:


Modern VR products such as the Oculus Rift are a much superior experience

Project CAR - Oculus Rift:


Keith describes the 5 use categories for Medical VR:


  1. VR as an adjunct to existing treatments - To improve pain and reduce anxiety during interventions
  2. VR as a form of therapy - e.g. to treat phobias, anxiety, mental health problems
  3. VR as a diagnostic tool - Eye tracking and assessing responses during simulations - e.g. eye tracking to diagnose Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  4. VR for education and training
    1. Medical Realities:
    2. Shafi Ahmed: @ShafiAhmed5
  5. VR expanding a patient's understanding - empathy - living in someone else's shoes. What's it like to have dementia.

Downsides and Risks of VR in medicine:


  • Nausea and sickness - patients may unable to tolerate VR
  • The intensity of experience not suitable for some
  • Minimum Age, perhaps as low as 7 yrs
  • Many application involve simulated violence - unsuitable for some
  • Infection control - equipment needs to be sterilised between users


Keith’s current projects:

  • PREVENT ICU Delirium - Psychological Resilience Using Virtual Reality Exposure as a Novel Therapy to reduce ICU Delirium

    • Does VR pre-experience of intensive care unit reduce incidence and severity of postoperative delirium - about to begin small-scale study.
  • “See What I See” - Kent and Surrey trial service
    • Use of “Expert Eye” based on Google Glass, to allow Doctors to remotely visit care homes. Carer wears smart glass and is provided with remote expert support by a GP.


Entry level equipment to get a taste of VR and start using it:


Equipment to take things to the “next level”:

Oculus Rift

HTC Vive

Also you need a fairly powerful PC



Programming and developing VR tools




eGPlearning Podblast interview with Dr Aman Arora of Arora Medical Education

eGPlearning Podblast interview with Dr Aman Arora of Arora Medical Education

January 28, 2018

An interview with Dr Aman Arora of Arora Medical Education. We discuss the innovative use of social media and other technologies to help peers with GP training and the education process.

eGPlearning interview with Dr Kenny Livingstone from Zoomdoc

eGPlearning interview with Dr Kenny Livingstone from Zoomdoc

December 22, 2017

An eGPlearning interview with Dr. Kenny Livingstone the founder of Zoomdoc- an innovative geo-location home visiting app and service for primary care in the UK. Hosted by Dr Hussain Gandhi (@drgandalf52) they discuss how Zoomdoc was created and how Kenny innovated the service, including funding options for entrepreneurs like using Seedrs. As an example look up Zoomdoc on Seedrs at

Pilot - Sleepio, GDm app, news and interview with Dr Andy Foster

Pilot - Sleepio, GDm app, news and interview with Dr Andy Foster

December 9, 2017


Introductions and declaration of interests

Dr Andrew Foster:

Dr Hussain Gandhi:

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



GPatHand- Welcome improvement to access or cherry-picking healthy patients and destabilising General Practice?


Cancelled North West London CCG trial of Babylon AI symptom Checker



GP Partner with interests in general practice operating at scale and technology.

Leadership and other courses often available free of charge to GPs in East Midlands can be found at East Midlands Leadership Academy:


Innovative RCGP Vale of Trent Transitions 2017 day conference incorporating speed dating, showcase website, 360 video, presentation video and “Why GP, Why Vale of Trent” promotional video.

Event website –

Blog post re. Speed Job Dating –

NCGPA Reception Active Signposting training product and website –

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