The podcast

Our founder and chairman Richard Fieldhouse presents our easy-listen podcasts, outlining important topics covered in our blogs and magazine. Podcasts includes extra discussion and interviews, keeping you up to speed with NASGP content when you’re busy or on the go.

Podcast | The Sessional GP Magazine August 2020

Victoria is sceptical about the rollout of remote consultations, and Richard has similar feelings about locum banks; Rachel has advice about the coming winter and Liz debunks some myths about ‘overtime’

Podcast | The Sessional GP Magazine June 2020
Podcast | The Sessional GP Magazine February 2020
Podcast | The Sessional GP Magazine December 2019
Podcast | October 2019 magazine out now

Alacoque describes a legal case where a locum's tax status was different to their legal status, Rachel's being a Good Samaritan, Judith's been looking at therapeutic spaces, Louise has summarised the Nice hypertension guidelines for us, plus much more.

Podcast | Quiet please
Podcast | The Sessional GP magazine August 2019

In our 108th edition, Judith makes a noise about being quiet, Liz summarises everything a newly qualified GP needs to know about getting their tax in order, Nigel helps us plan for when our offspring go off to university, Louise has been making sense of LFTs and Rachel has something to teach us about learning.

Podcast | Now wash your hands

Presumably a reasonably successful public health campaign, although if you are trapped like a sardine in a rush-hour tube train, you may have no alternative but to sneeze into the shoulder of the person jammed in front of you.

Podcast | June 2019 ‘The Sessional GP’ magazine

NASGP chairman Richard Fieldhouse reviews the latest edition of The Sessional GP magazine. In our 107th edition, Louise has not one but two COPD-related e-learning articles; Judith has been washing her hands, Liz has been answering your tax questions, Rachel has some advice about medical hierarchy, and Kate has been making stress her friend, all with some more beautiful paintings by Claire.

Podcast | Singing in the brain; music for dementia

There is currently no prospect of effective medication for dementia. Reluctantly, we prescribe agitated patients chemical coshes. But does music sooth agitation – and more?

Podcast | The Sessional GP magazine April 2019

In our 106th edition, Liz takes us through five taxing days, Nigel has some top tips for locums on getting a mortgage, Louise reviews the latest SIGN guidance on alcohol in pregnancy, Sara highlights the roles of locums in quality improvement, Rachel looks at the risks around burnout, Kate on mental health safety, Judith rounds off with singing in the brain, all interspersed with some beautiful paintings by Claire.

Podcast | I’m a GeriGP

NASGP member Eva Kalmus describes how she became co-chair of the new GeriGP group of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), and why being a portfolio GP has never been boring.

Podcast | Eating people is wrong: Kuru and cannibalism

Recently, in Tromsø, the Arctic capital of Norway, I came across the name Carleton Gajdusek. That name took me back many years and halfway round the globe to a village in the Fore district of Papua New Guinea.

Podcast | The Sessional GP magazine February 2019

In this 105th edition, Sara concludes her article on a fresh pair of eyes; Judith would rather we didn't eat each other; Rachel has some news on medical indemnity; Liz answers your Type-2 queries; Eva and Nicky have both explored specialties outside of primary care that have enhanced their enjoyment of general practice; Kate wants us to get physical, and Louise has summarised Nice's latest on ureteric and renal stones.

Podcast | Saying farewell to social media

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to listen to our podcast with  Zoe in conversation with Richard Fieldhouse on her journey to a destination that's almost completely free of social media.

Podcast | Getting under your skin; a visit to Body Worlds and the art of plastination

How do you react to seeing a man standing, flayed of his skin, his internal organs on view, his muscles brick red, his blue eyes staring out at you? Or what about the trio posed round a table playing poker?

Podcast | Oh, you’re a GP locum; the rise of the portfolio GP
Podcast | The Sessional GP magazine December 2018
Podcast | The sessional Magazine October 2018
Podcast | A viper’s nest: when venom is a man’s best friend

Did you know that captopril was derived from the venom of the deadly Brazilian pit viper? Since it went on the market in 1981 captopril and its successor ACE inhibitors have probably saved many more lives than have been lost to pit vipers.

Podcast | August edition of The Sessional GP magazine
Podcast | Understanding denial – 
a visit to the Faroe Islands
Podcast | The Sessional GP Magazine June 2018
Podcast | Sin City – the redemption