Five great Healthcare podcasts for doctors

Five great Healthcare podcasts for doctors

 31 July 2018

You might think that podcasts are just the latest digital trend, but they’re a lot more than that. They’re growing in popularity because they offer a depth of insight that can’t be found anywhere else. The best healthcare podcasts provide new ideas from a wide range of sources, wrapped up in a portable, convenient package.

Great for all doctors: Doctors’ notes by the BMA

This was a pilot podcast in 2017 by the BMA, and now a permanent fixture. It offers insight into the range of doctors’ experiences. Episodes include ‘Head vs Heart’ on decision making and ‘Doing the right thing’ on the moralities of medicine.

Great for surgeons: Research to Practice cancer updates

Oncologist Dr Neil Lowe oversees a range of podcasts dedicated to evidence-based treatment of cancer. This professionally produced US series covers all of the oncology sub-specialties.

Great for GPs: The General Practice Podcast

Former CCG Chief Executive Ben Gowland has hosted over 100 panel discussions on topics that affect GPs. From partnerships to premises, there’s something that will appeal to you.

Great for leaders: The King’s Fund Podcast

This new podcast from the policy body is shaping up to be an essential listen. So far, The King’s Fund have focused on leadership & gender, NHS winter pressures and public satisfaction.

Great for digital health : Digital Health Intelligence 4 Innovators

Anyone interested in the future of digital health in the UK will benefit from this array of podcasts. Many of them are (good quality) recordings from events such as the GIANT event and the theme is the key challenges innovators face.

We’ve linked to each podcast on iTunes, but you can listen to podcasts on a range of free apps on desktop, phone or tablet. You can play them or download to listen offline – make sure to subscribe so you’re notified of new episodes. There’s more help to get setup if you need it.

Even more podcasts

For even more healthcare podcasts, check out Jane Braithwaite’s podcast rundown for the Independent Practitioner Today. And if we’ve converted you to the magic of podcasts, find something you like in the Guardian’s Best podcasts of 2017.

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Andy Foley is an independent broker with more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. He’s the MD of Bespoke Medical Indemnity, a commercial provider of medical indemnity insurance.

31 July 2018
Andy Foley

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