The DFTB Podcast – Schwartz rounds

Curious as to what a Schwartz Round is but never having quite got round to attending one, I spoke to Becky Platt, an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at the Royal London Hospital and passionate Schwartz-er to discover what these events are all about. Becky explains the why, what and how of Schwartz rounds and I defy…

Change against the grain: Shweta Gidwani at DFTB19

Shweta Gidwani graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India in 2002. S. She has been involved in the development of emergency care service delivery and training programs in India for several years and was invited to join the International Emergency Medicine section at George Washington University as Adjunct Asst Professor in 2013 where she…

The DFTB Podcast – Changes in the Management of Children with Brief Resolved Unexplained Events

In our second original content podcast we had  the pleasure of talking to Dr Katie Noorbakhsh, a Paediatric EM Physician from Pittsburgh, about the original research paper she co-authored and published in the September edition of ‘Paediatrics,’ the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The paper examined the question of whether the change in…

Blowing the whistle: Kim Holt at DFTB19

You may recall the headlines surrounding the case of Baby P. Back in 2007 a 17 month old boy died as a result of injuries suffered over months of abuse. During that ordeal he had been seen by the London Borough of Haringey Children’s services and multiple concerns were raised. But nothing happened. Not until…

The DFTB Podcast – Industry Influence in Paediatrics

In this first episode of our new DFTB Podcast series of original content, we talk to one of the most recognisable doctors in the UK, Dr Chris van Tulleken (yes, him from “Operation Ouch”) about pharmaceutical industry influences in Paediatrics. In particular, Dr Chris discusses his concerns about the relationship between paediatricians and milk companies….

Mentoring in Medicine: Melanie Rule at DFTB18

Mel Rule is one of the founding members of the extraordinary WRaPEM group. They are a group of passionate educators and clinicians aiming to bring back Wellness, Resilience and Performance coaching for the everyday doctor. So what is mentoring? It is not sitting around having a coffee and a chat. It’s a developmental partnership where…