3 GPs in an eGPlearning Podblast
Welcome by Andy, Gandhi and…….Shubz
‘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.
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.
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