Boggled Docs

This Is Going To Hurt Even More

March 25, 2022 Dr Nik Kendrew Season 2 Episode 24
Boggled Docs
This Is Going To Hurt Even More
Show Notes Transcript

Trigger warning: this episode contains discussion about suicide.

This week West Berkshire and media GP Dr Rachel Ward joins Nik to discuss the final 4 episodes of BBC Drama "This Is Going To Hurt" which is based on the Adam Kay book of the same name.  They discuss some of the controversy that has blown up on social media including comparing and contrasting child birth from the mother’s and the clinician’s perspective and how the NHS often has to pick up the pieces when things go wrong in other establishments. Amongst other things they also talk about struggling as a clinician in all stages of training and the challenges of juggling home and work life whilst trying to progress in your career.
There's also the usual look at the week in daytime TV and the medical news headlines- which Rachel features in, because of her recent press conference for Rebuild General Practice with Jeremy Hunt.

Rachel’s song choice:

Life is a rollercoaster: Ronan Keating 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5lQfI9cYzezWGvqwrWkzqh?si=f3MdJfUHSaGYDz7GjPuoWA

Samaritans: 24h confidential helpline. Tel: 116 123.
 Website: https://www.samaritans.org

BMA counselling service: 

Free and confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors and medical students (regardless of BMA membership), plus their partners and dependents, on 0330 123 1245. There is always someone you can talk to.

Papyrus UK: helpline to prevent suicide in young people. Tel: 0800 068 41 41. Website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an organisation dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Tel: 0800 58 58 58.
Website: https://www.thecalmzone.net/
 
Support for doctors
NHS Practitioner health: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. 

Practitioner Health have teamed up with SHOUT to create a confidential 24/7 text service for PH patients. 

If you need support after hours you can Text NHSPH to 85258.

https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/shout-crisis-support-text-service

 Link to Practitioner Health suicide resources page: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/suicide-in-doctors-and-other-health-prof

Boggled Docs song of the week:

What’s Up? - Hannah Grace & Sonny Tennet 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0uvoH3WKfIUc1fOxPkRY2R?si=FLm9mBNoSgKwpdhT_56Ujg


DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast. 

Rachel’s song choice:

Life is a rollercoaster: Roman Keating 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5lQfI9cYzezWGvqwrWkzqh?si=f3MdJfUHSaGYDz7GjPuoWA

Headlines

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1584845/dementia-risk-folate-deficiency-symptoms-increase-risk

https://ebmh.bmj.com/content/early/2022/02/03/ebmental-2021-300309

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/michael-mosley-shares-things-every-26530063

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/strength-exercises/

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/healthy-cholesterol-at-35-reduces-alzheimers-risk-study-finds-2kckv9z6j

https://alz-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/alz.12641

Daytime TV

Prostate cancer screening trial 

https://twitter.com/bbcmorninglive/status/1503300863762305024?s=21

Pandemic’s toll on our mental health 

https://thismorningitv.page.link/QdhU8muaUsUTtajU7

UTIs

https://twitter.com/bbcmorninglive/status/1504389356076912652?s=21

How seeing a pharmacist can help

https://thismorningitv.page.link/KHz3o78jsXFANu1x7

Mask wearing 

https://twitter.com/gmb/status/1504731553015947293?s=21


Samaritans: 24h confidential helpline. Tel: 116 123.
Website: https://www.samaritans.org

BMA counselling service: 

Free and confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors and medical students (regardless of BMA membership), plus their partners and dependents, on 0330 123 1245. There is always someone you can talk to.


Papyrus UK: helpline to prevent suicide in young people. Tel: 0800 068 41 41. Website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an organisation dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Tel: 0800 58 58 58.
Website: https://www.thecalmzone.net/
 
Apps:
Stayalive is a suicide prevention app: https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/

distrACT: information and advice on how to manage difficult feelings, cope with a crisis and find help and support when you need it most:
https://www.expertselfcare.com/health-apps/distract/
 
Articles for patients
RCPsych: Feeling overwhelmed leaflet: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/feeling-overwhelmed

Mind: Coping with suicidal feelings:
https://www.mind.org.uk/media/4657603/how-to-cope-with-suicidal-feelings_2016.pdf

Patient UK: Dealing with suicidal thoughts: https://patient.info/mental-health/depression-leaflet/suicidal-thoughts
 

Articles for health professionals
BMJ 2017;356:j1128 – Exploring Thoughts of Suicide.

https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j1128


Cole-King A, Green G, Gask L, et al.
Suicide mitigation: a compassionate approach to suicide prevention. Adv Psychiatr Treat. 2013;19(4):276-83
 
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/advances-in-psychiatric-treatment/article/suicide-mitigation-a-compassionate-approach-to-suicide-prevention/2DDBBD70C18FC4C6ADBE93B9251E5A60

Support for doctors
NHS Practitioner health: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. 

Practitioner Health have teamed up with SHOUT to create a confidential 24/7 text service for PH patients. 

If you need support after hours you can Text NHSPH to 85258.

https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/shout-crisis-support-text-service


Link to Practitioner Health suicide resources page: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/suicide-in-doctors-and-other-health-prof


Boggled Docs song of the week:

What’s Up? - Hannah Grace & Sonny Tennet 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0uvoH3WKfIUc1fOxPkRY2R?si=FLm9mBNoSgKwpdhT_56Ujg


DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast.