Boggled Docs

Boggled Docs

Be prepared for patients consulting about current sizzling media issues. This is the podcast for GPs and the primary care team that uses medicine in the media as a springboard for you to know what you need to know. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BoggledDocs. What are you watching, listening to or reading that you’d like to tell us about, good or bad? Why not send us a voice message to give us your view? By sending us a voice message you are agreeing for it to be used in a future episode of Boggled Docs. Thanks! https://www.speakpipe.com/BoggledDocs

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December 22, 2023 45 mins

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This time Nik is joined by GP and illustrator, Dr Jamie Hynes. They discuss what we can learn from the film 'It's A Wonderful Life' and from his own RCGP video ' GPs A Wonderful Life'.  Amongst other things, they talk about what burnout can look like, cold contacts trying to get us to sell our stake in a partnership, and how continuity of care is lifesaving.
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This time Nik is joined by GP, broadcaster, author and ambassador lead at the National Academy for Social Prescribing,  Dr Radha Modgil. They discuss what we can learn from the BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.  Amongst other things, they talk about loneliness, grief and the power of music.
There's also the usual look at the medical news headlines and what's on our radar.

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This time Nik is joined again by the Red Whale Women's Health team: Dr Lucy Cox and Dr Helen Barnes . They discuss 'Davina McCall's Pill Revolution' which was recently on Channel 4.  Amongst other things, they consider the side effects of hormonal contraception,  and also how it’s important to dig a bit deeper to think about the reason that someone might tell us that certain services aren’...

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This time Nik is joined by Zoë Williamson, the Bereavement Services Team Lead: Scotland for Child Bereavement UK. They discuss the heartbreaking, yet inspirational ITV documentary 'Jason & Clara: In Memory of Maudie' in which actor Jason Watkins and his wife Clara Francis tell the emotional story of their daughter Maudie, who died suddenly from sepsis aged just two and a half in the early hours ...

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April 7, 2023 60 mins

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This week Cheshire GP Dr Ali Smith, who has an interest in autism joins Nik to talk about the recent BBC documentary series 'Inside Our Autistic Minds' with Chris Packham. They discuss how four autistic people created their own short films to reveal to their family and friends how they're truly feeling inside- what's really going on in their autistic minds. Amongst other things, they talk ...

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This week Nik is joined by Dr Caroline Greene who is a GP by background and lives in Cambridge. She's always had an interest in medical education, and has worked as a programme director supporting GP trainees. Now she spends most of her time working for Red Whale, developing their product and supporting their clinical team.
They discuss the opiate crisis, how it originated across the pond and how it ...

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March 10, 2023 52 mins

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For this episode, Nik is joined by Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi, a GP based in Warwickshire with a very keen interest in lifestyle medicine. He's a lifestyle and physical activity champion for the RCGP, he's regularly on 'Steph's Packed Lunch' on Channel 4, he's also a Team GB AG Triathlete and  SWIM England clinical advisor. They talk about lifestyle medicine and physical activity and ...

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February 24, 2023 38 mins

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Part 2 of our quick look back before we move forward with season 3. Thank you to all the wonderful guests who came on the podcast in 2022, and thank you for listening. Nik will count down the most listened to episodes of 2022 and play you a 5 minute taster clip to help you decide which one to listen to first, or listen to again! Can you predict who will be at number 1?


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February 17, 2023 36 mins

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Time for a quick look back before we move forward with season 3. Thank you to all the wonderful guests who came on the podcast in 2022. Over two parts, Nik will count down the top 10 most listened to episodes of 2022 and play you a 5 minute taster clip to help you decide which one to listen to first, or listen to again! Can you predict who will be at number 1?

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December 23, 2022 33 mins

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This week the podcast is being guest edited by the ST3s from Chesterfield and the Derbyshire Dales GP Speciality Training Programme. They have found some CPD in the most unlikely place: a Christmas movie that’s been a family favourite for years! Nik is joined by guests Dr Georgia Lavender and Dr Hannah Newton, both ST3's from the editing team.
Amongst other things, they’ll be discussing social isolat...

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September 2, 2022 47 mins

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This time, Nik is joined by Dr Selina Flinders who is a GP in North East Derbyshire and also the safeguarding children lead for her practice. They talk about the BBC drama ‘My Name Is Leon’. Amongst other things, they discuss the challenges of picking up subtle problems in our short primary care consultations; how it’s important to see things from the child’s point of view, and the red flags to look out for a...

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August 16, 2022 45 mins

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This week, Chesterfield GP, GP Trainer and training programme director Dr Naren Senthil Nathan is back to talk to Nik, this time about the multi award winning film 'Lion' starring Dev Patel,  Sunny Pawar and Nicole Kidman. Amongst other things, they discuss the decision to look for your biological parents if you’re adopted, how adverse childhood experiences can have far reaching consequences, and ho...

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August 5, 2022 61 mins

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This week, GP, mentor and primary care legend Dr Steve Pratt is back! He talks to Nik about what it's like to have a proper sabbatical, using the adventures of Youtuber Ed Pratt ( no relation!) as a springboard for their discussion. His 1000km challenge on a tandem, cycling England's hilliest coastline has more in common with primary care than you might think! Amongst other things, they discuss the ...

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June 28, 2022 54 mins

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This week Dr Ben Lovell is back! He's a twitter legend, author, associate professor of medical education and  consultant in acute internal medicine at UCLH, where he's also the postgraduate lead for acute medicine.  As it's Pride month, he talks to Nik about the Netflix drama 'Heartstopper' and the issues it deals with. Amongst other things they discuss coming out, the importance of r...

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June 11, 2022 41 mins

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This week, North London GP Partner and GP Trainer Dr Jess Harland joins Nik again to discuss the recent BBC documentary 'Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood'.  They discuss the far reaching effects that the illness of a parent can have on a child- something that is very relevant to primary care clinicians, especially in light of the pandemic. 
There's also the usual look at the medical news head...

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This week the podcast is being guest edited by the ST3s from Chesterfield and the Derbyshire Dales GP Speciality Training Programme.  Nik has a fantastic guest in GP ST3 Dr Nathan Gillick, and they discuss the Disney Pixar film 'Turning Red' and what we can learn from it. Amongst other things, they talk about neurodiversity- how a new diagnosis can be upsetting, and how compassion is so important to...

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May 6, 2022 40 mins

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This week Nik is joined by the Red Whale Women's Health team: Dr Lucy Cox and Dr Helen Barnes . They discuss 'Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and the Menopause' which was recently on Channel 4, and the potential impact of a TV documentary trumpeting very early research as a breakthrough. They look at what we do know about  HRT and cognitive function,  clarify the British Menopause Society’s position, ...

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April 30, 2022 44 mins

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This week, Nik is joined by East Lancashire GP and Red Whale presenter, Dr Mike Horsfield. They discuss the groundbreaking BBC show 'Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway' which uses cutting edge VR technology to allow patients to look inside their own bodies to see what's wrong with them. They focus on the debilitating condition of frozen shoulder, and consider its diagnosis and management. T...

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April 22, 2022 45 mins

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This week Nik is joined by Dr Ian Wood and Dr Dimitri Gavriloff. Ian is a GP in Windsor, clinical director at EMIS and UK clinical lead at Big Health. Dimitri is a senior clinical psychologist and sleep medicine specialist, he works at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, and he runs a non-respiratory sleep disorders service at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation ...

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April 14, 2022 48 mins

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This week, Nik is joined again by Dr Lee David a GP and CBT therapist who works for NHS Practitioner Health.  They discuss the hard hitting and very moving Channel 4 documentary 'Nikki Grahame: Who Is She?' which is a tribute to the much-loved reality TV star who had a lifelong struggle with anorexia, which led to her untimely death in 2021. 
Amongst other things, they talk about how we can help...

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