Featuring quite possibly the worst pun ever, the DFTB podcast brings you episode 1 of a new feature: The Three Muskapeers. Three guests have a virtual chat round the coffee table and peer review three journal papers that have caught their attention each month. In this pilot episode Damian Roland, Alasdair Munro and Ian Lewins talk COVID-19, head injuries and more COVID-19.
Russell Viner is the President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Whilst politics has consumed a large part of his working week his day job, and principle interest is in adolescent health. To some of us, adolescents can seem as alien as neonates, with their own language, their own pathology, and their own needs. In this talk from the final day of DFTB19 he reminds us that teenagers are one of the great underserved populations in paediatrics – they are too old for most paediatricians and too young for adult physicians.
In this week’s COVID catch up – why we can’t take the medical knowledge we’ve got as doctors for granted in the debate about schools opening and the winter waiting room challenge.
Anne Weaver is a consultant in Emergency Medicine & Prehospital Care at The Royal London Hospital and Lead Clinician for London’s Air Ambulance. In this talk she shares her experience of caring for the ever-increasing number of stabbing victims in the United Kingdom.
There is a disconnect between what adult trauma surgeons and paediatric trauma surgeons are exposed to and are expected to manage. Just one year shy of 16 and the paediatric surgeon, who may never have performed a paediatric thoracotomy, is looking after you, one year over and it’s the adult trauma surgeon with many a notch on his Finochietto.
In this week’s COVID Catch up an acknowledgement that some of the communication challenges that COVID has created aren’t new, some early information on the emerging inflammatory condition and a heads up to the RECOVERY trial.
Helen Bevan is the Director of Service Transformation for the National Health Service Institute for Innovation and Improvement. The NHS is one of the biggest employers in the world. When it was established in 1948 the average life expectancy for men was 66 and 71 for women. As science has advanced and the population becomes more medically complex so the challenges of meeting increased demand have become more apparent.
As Chief Change Office Helen talks about the clash between old and new power and the ability of super-connectors to drive change.