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The BMJ is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. The BMJ’s vision is to be the world’s most influential and widely read medical journal. Our mission is to lead the debate on health and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers, and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients. We aim to help doctors to make better decisions.

The BMJ is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. The BMJ’s vision is to be the world’s most influential and widely read medical journal. Our mission is to lead the debate on health and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers, and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients. We aim to help doctors to make better decisions.

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The BMJ is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. The BMJ’s vision is to be the world’s most influential and widely read medical journal. Our mission is to lead the debate on health and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers, and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients. We aim to help doctors to make better decisions.

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Episodes

Talk Evidence - Freedom Day

7/21/2021
The 19th of July in the UK saw the relaxation of covid rules that have been in place for 18 months - social distancing requirements in venues, mask wearing in public will no longer be legally mandated. There are a lot of questions about what this will mean for the pandemic, and in this episode of Talk Evidence Helen MacDonald, Joe Ross and Duncan Jarvies are joined by Iain Buchan, professor of public health in Liverpool, who has been involved in 2 key studies on covid transmission. Firstly,...

Duration:00:47:44

Women’s health and gender inequalities - The science of women's health

7/15/2021
It's been 25 years since the declaration on the rights of women, was signed in Beijing - and in that time the landscape of health car inequity has changed. To celebrate we created 3 podcasts, in collaboration with The WHO and UN University, as part of the collection on Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities www.bmj.com/gender In these podcasts we'll be hosting conversations between women early in, and some who are more advanced in, their careers - doctors, researchers, legislators and...

Duration:00:50:43

Wellbeing - the need for culturally aware support

7/8/2021
We know the pandemic has disproportionately affected the NHS workers who come from a ethnic minorities, we also know that doctors from an ethnic minority face additional barriers to accessing support - so how well have the various support schemes put in place during the pandemic helped those doctors from ethnic minorities? Dammie Olubawale, medical student and grants and partnerships manager at Melanin Medics, joins us to talk about a fund they've created specifically to help doctors of...

Duration:00:22:01

Women's health and gender inequalities - Campaigning for change

6/28/2021
It's been 25 years since the declaration on the rights of women, was signed in Beijing - and in that time the landscape of health car inequity has changed. To celebrate we created 3 podcasts, in collaboration with The WHO and UN University, as part of the collection on Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities https://www.bmj.com/gender In these podcasts we'll be hosting conversations between women early in, and some who are more advanced in, their careers - doctors, researchers, legislators...

Duration:00:48:06

Talk Evidence - GP data, excess mortality and FDA approval

6/20/2021
In this Talk Evidence, Helen Macdonald, Joe Ross and Duncan Jarvies discuss what's going on in the world of EBM. Firstly, a while ago on the podcast, we concluded that excess mortality would be the best way to measure the impact of the pandemic - and now a new paper looks at different country's excess mortalitites over the past year. We're joined by author Nazrul Islam Physician-Epidemiologist at the University of Oxford (and a research editor for The BMJ) to talk about why comparisons may...

Duration:00:51:35

Wellbeing - are men worse at sounding the alarm about their mental health?

6/4/2021
We've been bringing you stories of doctors wellbeing for a while in the podcast, but we noticed a pattern. Woman would come on and talk about their own difficulties, men would talk about other peoples - so we wanted to dive into that a bit, and called out on twitter for men who would be willing to open up to our listeners about their own mental health. This interview is with Zeshan Quereshi - registrar in paediatrics, author and TedX talker. In this conversation we talk about why it is that...

Duration:00:33:54

Coronavirus Second Wave - wrapping up the UK's response

5/28/2021
Finally it seems that life might return to normal in the UK, as the vaccination efforts continue apace, and despite concern about increasingly spreading variants, our hospitals are not being overwhelmed. Because of this, we are changing our approach to covering the pandemic - and taking this second wave podcast to pastures new, but before that, in this last episode we’re going to look backwards and forwards, at the UK’s response. On the panel today are Matt Morgan, consultant in critical...

Duration:00:52:52

Wellbeing - Questions to ask yourself, if you think medicine may no longer be for you

5/21/2021
The pandemic has wrought a lot of change, not least to doctors relationship to their careers. While still loving the patient interaction, we're increasingly hearing that doctors are disillusioned with the other aspects of medicine. If you're feeling that way, there are ways to structure your thinking to help you make sense of your career. In this podcast Claire Kaye, former portfolio GP and now coach, explains how she went about deciding medicine wasn't for her, and how she helps doctors go...

Duration:00:42:13

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - Research on vaccine safety, treatment for dementia

5/14/2021
In this week's Talk Evidence, Joe Ross, BMJ editor and professor at Yale again joins Helen Macdonald to talk about emerging evidence on Covid-19. They also welcome to the podcast Juan Franco, family physician in Buenos Aires, and professor at the Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano, and new editor-in-chief of BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. This week, the team bring you updates on; Post-covid syndrome in individuals admitted to hospital with covid-19 - how are people with long covid...

Duration:00:47:07

Roopa Dhatt - Getting woman into leadership positions in healthcare

5/7/2021
This interview is part of our BMJ interview series, where we talk to the people who are changing medicine. The series thus far has been a bit male dominated - reflecting the leadership in medicine at the moment, if not the actual workforce. One woman who's planning to change that is Roopa Dhatt, executive director of Woman in Global Health - a new grassroots organistion which is making waves with its demand for equality of representation for woman in global health decision making. In this...

Duration:00:37:35

Wellbeing - Humanising medicine

4/29/2021
In medicine, a lot of work has been done to encourage person centred care - but can that maxim be extended to the people working within the healthcare system? Subodh Dave has just been elected as dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and joins us fresh from talking at the International conference on physician health to speak about his ambition to humanise medicine. In this podcast, Subodh, Abi and Cat discuss what lessons from the pandemic need to remain, why at this time it's really...

Duration:00:25:54

Wellbeing - After shielding

4/22/2021
On this wellbeing podcast, Abi and Cat are joined by Emma Lishman, a clinical psychologist and part of the North Bristol NHS Trust's staff wellbeing team.Emma helps doctors return to training after a break - be that for maternity leave, or covid-19. Emma describes some of the fears that doctors who have been shielding have expressed coming back onto the ward, the ways in which teams may inadvertently make those worse, and the problems with complying with risk assessments in the face of...

Duration:00:44:39

Coronavirus second wave - headaches abound

4/14/2021
Recorded on Tuesday 13th of April, as the shops open in the UK, and England is heading to the beer gardens. The roll out of the vaccination programme has completed its first phase, and second doses have been given to the most vulnerable people - and now the under 50s are starting to get their first doses. In this podcast, Duncan Jarvies, multimedia editor for The BMJ, talks to; Partha Kar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology in Portsmouth, Matt Morgan, a consultant in a intensive care...

Duration:00:43:57

Measure the broader impacts of healthcare

4/10/2021
The synergistic linking of increasing health and wealth is broadly accepted - it's an integral part of the thinking between the Sustainable Development Goals, and the World Bank's call for universal healthcare as a way of boosting a country's economy. But the quantification of that link - the extent to which a particular health intervention, has broader economic impacts, is actually pretty poorly understood. In this podcast, we hear from some economists, who have an idea about how we could -...

Duration:00:37:47

Talk Evidence - children and covid, varients of concern, ivormectin update

4/2/2021
The evidence geekery continues, and this week Helen Macdonald and Duncan Jarvies are joined again by Joe Ross, The BMJ's US research editor, and professor of medicine and public health at Yale. This week we update you on treatment - the WHO's guidelines for covid and ivermectin, and why they're not ready to recommend it's use in treatment, and prophylactic anticoagulation treatment. We hear about two papers from the UK and Switzerland which look at children and covid, and we pick up on...

Duration:00:32:31

Coronavirus second wave - vaccination roll out changes, uncertainty about long covid

3/25/2021
In the UK, phase 2 of our coronavirus vaccination strategy may be delayed by supply problems, at the same time many GPs, who carried out the majority of the first vaccination phases, are declining to take on the addition burden and are trying to return to normal clinical work. In this podcast, Duncan Jarvies, multimedia editor for The BMJ, talks to the full panel; Partha Kar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology in Portsmouth, Matt Morgan, a consultant in a intensive care medicine in...

Duration:00:49:11

Wellbeing - Put yourself first

3/18/2021
In this Wellbeing podcast, sponsored by medical protection, Abi Rimmer and Cat Chatfield talk to Susanna Petche and Reina Popat, GPs and members of First You - an organisation of healthcare workers, promoting wellbeing in the NHS. They discuss why it is that clinicians learn to subjugate their own wellbeing to their patients', and the ways in which working in the healthcare system perpetuate that. They discuss how systemic change can come through individual action, and how peers can band...

Duration:00:43:03

What should "following the science" mean for government policy?

3/15/2021
This round table, recorded at the nuffield summit 2021, asks what does following the science actually mean - do ministers understand the nuance of the science in the pandemic, and how does uncertainty get interpreted through the lens of ideology and the power of compelling stories. Taking part are: Kamran Abassi, executive editor of The BMJ Partha Kar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology Deborah Cohen, health correspondent for BBC Newsnight Tom Sasse, associate director at the Institute...

Duration:00:58:43

Talk Evidence - Inside the JCVI, and the key to grading evidence

3/12/2021
In a slightly different talk evidence, Helen Macdonald and Duncan Jarvies are bringing you a couple, of in depth interviews, Firstly, Anthony Harnden, GP, academic and member of the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation takes us inside their decision making, and explains what evidence they look at, how they assess it, and what the next year of vaccination may look like. Also in this episode, Gordon Guyatt, one of the founders of EBM, joins us to talk about Grade - the...

Duration:00:55:33

Stephen Thomas - Behind the scenes in the Pfizer vaccine trial

3/8/2021
Never has the spotlight been as strong on a clinical trial as that on the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, the first approved for covid-19. In this interview, Joanne Silberner spoke to its lead principal investigator, Stephen Thomas chief of infectious diseases at SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York, became the lead principal investigator for one of the most closely watched clinical trials in history. They discuss the moment the positive results came through, what will happen to the people who...

Duration:00:26:34