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How Healthcare Happens is a podcast from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board all about the amazing things you never knew the NHS did. As one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK, Cardiff and Vale UHB is made up of thousands of inspirational people, each working hard to make things better. This is your chance to hear from the people who make the NHS so great in their own words.

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Podcasts

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How Healthcare Happens is a podcast from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board all about the amazing things you never knew the NHS did. As one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK, Cardiff and Vale UHB is made up of thousands of inspirational people, each working hard to make things better. This is your chance to hear from the people who make the NHS so great in their own words.

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@CV_UHB

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English


Episodes

Equality in Health - Part Two: Race, Healthcare, and Black Lives Matter

8/20/2020
In part two of the Equality in Health Episode, Bryn talks to Keithley Wilkinson and Rose Lewis from the Cardiff and Vale UHB Equality Team about health inequalities that are attributable to race as well as the Black Lives Matter movement and its implications for healthcare in the UK. Suggested Reading: http://monitoracism.eu/check-yourself-the-white-privilege-test/ If you want to get in touch with the Cardiff and Vale UHB Equality Team, please email keithley.wilkinson@wales.nhs.uk

Duration:01:01:30

Equality in Health - Part One: LGBT+ Health

8/20/2020
In this two-part episode Bryn chats with Keithley Wilkinson and Rose Lewis from Cardiff and Vale UHB's Equality Team, and Lisa Cordery the UHB's Children's Rights Lead and trans rights advocate. In part one, they discuss LGBT+ health and the issues these communities can sometimes face when accessng healthcare. Suggested Reading: If you want to get in touch with the Equality Team, please do so by emailing keithley.wilkinson@wales.nhs.uk

Duration:00:54:35

The Chief Executive with Len Richards

6/4/2020
In the 13th episode in our COVID-19 series, Bryn chats with Len Richards, Cardiff and Vale UHB's Chief Executive, about his role during the pandemic. They also discuss what leadership means in a crisis, the greatest challenges faced by the Health Board as a result of COVID-19 including the tragic deaths of five members of staff, and some of the clinical innovation that Len hopes will be adopted into everyday practice going forward.

Duration:00:15:33

The Food System and Food Insecurity with Katie Palmer

6/1/2020
In the 12th episode of our COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Katie Palmer, the programme manager for Food Sense Wales, an organisation hosted by Cardiff and Vale UHB and Public Health Wales. They discuss the issue of food insecurity in Wales, the impact of COVID-19 on people's ability to access food and how the NHS is helping to address the issue. They also talk about the food system as a whole in Wales and how, through people like Katie, the NHS works to influence it from farm to table to...

Duration:00:27:05

Clinical Trials, Research and Development with Professor Chris Fegan

6/1/2020
In the 11th episode of our COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Professor Chris Fegan, Director of the Research and Development at Cardiff and Vale UHB. They discuss some of the ongoing trials happening in the Health Board, how COVID-19 has changed the way research is carried out and how it has impacted the trials happening in other areas of healthcare.

Duration:00:33:11

Palliative Care with Dr Mark Taubert

6/1/2020
In the 10th episode in our COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Dr Mark Taubert about palliative care; how it's changed as a result of coronavirus but why it's still so important. They also discuss advance care planning, what that means, why it's so crucial and how it's led to Mark hearing "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John a surprising number of times.

Duration:00:48:50

Communications, Social Media, and Fake News with Joanne Brandon

5/21/2020
In the ninth episode of the COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Joanne Brandon, Director of the Communications, Arts, Health Charity and Engagement team about the role of communications during a crisis. They also talk about the nature of public trust in experts in the age of social media, information saturation and individualism, as well as fake news, misinformation and what we can do to combat it.

Duration:00:43:17

District Nursing with Jackie Horsey

5/21/2020
In the eighth episode of the COVID-19 series, Bryn talks with Jackie Horsey, a district nurse based in the Rumney area of Cardiff about how she has altered her practice and how her relationship with patients has changed as a result. They also talk about the risk of social isolation in some of the most vulnerable patients and what we can all do to help address it.

Duration:00:20:32

General Practice - Part Two with Dr David Meades

5/21/2020
In the seventh episode of the COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Dr David Meades, a GP from Cardiff North Road surgery about how primary care staff are keeping safe and why it's important that people continue to contact their GPs if they're worried about symptoms during the pandemic.

Duration:00:16:55

General Practice - Part One with Dr Sarah Davies

5/21/2020
In the sixth episode of the COVID-19 series, Bryn talks to Dr Sarah Davies, a GP from Woodlands Surgery in Ely about how she's had to adapt her practice to continue to see patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:29:13

Feeding the Frontline with Sue Dickson-Davies

4/24/2020
In the fifth episode of the COVID-19 series of How Healthcare Happens, Bryn talks with Sue Dickson-Davies, a Senior Fundraiser for Cardiff & Vale Health Charity about the outpouring of generosity Cardiff and Vale UHB has received from members of the public and local businesses since the start of the Coronavirus crisis.

Duration:00:20:00

The Psychology of COVID-19 with Dr Julie Highfield

4/24/2020
In the fourth episode of the COVID-19 series of How Healthcare Happens, Bryn talks to Dr Julie Highfield, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist on the Critical Care Unit at the University Hospital of Wales about the psychological impacts of COVID-19 on patients, their relatives, the healthcare staff who treat them, and society as a whole.

Duration:00:30:09

Critical Care with Dr Matt Morgan

4/24/2020
In the third episode of the COVID-19 series of How Healthcare Happens, Bryn talks to Dr Matt Morgan, a Consultant Intensivist and author of the book Critical, about how intensive treatment units work, how COVID-19 patients are treated on ITU and the research trials currently happening in Cardiff and Vale UHB's critical care unit.

Duration:00:27:31

Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig / Dragon's Heart Hospital with Professor Jonathon Gray

4/24/2020
In the second episode of the COVID-19 series of How Healthcare Happens, Bryn talks with Professor Jonathon Gray, Director of Transformation and Informatics at Cardiff and Vale UHB, about his work leading the construction of the temporary hospital, Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig (Dragon's Heart Hospital) at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Duration:00:19:50

Virology with Dr Andrew Freedman

4/24/2020
In the first episode of the COVID-19 Series of How Healthcare Happens, Bryn talks to Dr Andrew Freedman, a Reader in Infectious Diseases at Cardiff University School of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at Cardiff and Vale UHB, about the nature of virus and the properties of the SARS-CoV2 virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

Duration:00:22:35

Staff Wellbeing

12/23/2019
Who looks after the people that look after the rest of us? It's no secret that working in healthcare can be very stressful and for that reason, the staff that work in the NHS require support so that vital services can keep running. In this episode, we speak to Nicky Bevan, the Head of Employee Health and Wellbeing at Cardiff and Vale UHB. We discuss the services which she oversees and why they're necessary, the health need of NHS staff and why it's so important to protect them with things...

Duration:00:20:44

Sustainable Food

12/16/2019
We all know that we're supposed to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day but for many of us, in reality, that can be harder than it sounds. This is especially true for veg, with so few of us eating the recommended amount that a staggering 20,000 lives could be saved every year in the UK if each of us ate just one extra portion of vegetables every day. With the health benefits of eating a nutritious veg-high diet clear, how can the NHS help to ensure that as many of us as possible get...

Duration:00:23:52

Teenage and Young Adult Cancer

12/9/2019
In 2019, Cardiff and Vale UHB celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the University Hospital of Wales. In its first 10 years, what difference has the unit made to the lives of people treated there and what would their treatment look like if they couldn’t access the unit? In this episode, we chat to Bethan Ingram, Senior Nurse, and Anna Davies, Youth Support Coordinator, to talk about how the UHB, with the support of Teenage Cancer Trust, has changed cancer...

Duration:00:24:10

Sustainable and Active Travel

12/2/2019
How we get around has a huge impact on not only our own health but the health of our society as a whole. The individual benefits of active travel, such as walking and cycling, reduce the risk of conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Meanwhile, this form of travel is more sustainable and can reduce the levels of air pollution, and associated health risks, in a city such as Cardiff. But can and should the NHS influence the way we...

Duration:00:24:31

Creative Arts in Healthcare

11/25/2019
The creative arts share a long history with healthcare in the UK with hospitals as early as the 14th century furnished with often religious pieces of art to which patients prayed for good health. But what is the function of art in 21st-century healthcare? There is a growing body of evidence to support the arts as making a powerful, positive contribution to the lives, health, and wellbeing of those in hospital. For patients, visitors and staff alike, the arts offer many benefits. Recently,...

Duration:00:24:53