RCSEd Podcast

Let's Talk Surgery: The RCSEd Podcast

Let’s Talk Surgery: The RCSEd Podcast brings you the latest news from the College, providing informative, educational and entertaining content covering a range of healthcare topics and hosting a variety of expert speakers from the RCSEd membership and beyond. If you'd like to ask a question of our hosts or submit a topic for discussion please contact us at comms@rcsed.ac.uk




Let's Talk Surgery: The RCSEd Podcast


38 episodes

Episode #27: "Global Surgery Series 2: Miss Mhairi Collie, Global Citizen of the Year

14 May 2021  | 
Episode #27: "Global Surgery Series 2: Miss Mhairi Collie, Global Citizen of the Year

A consultant colorectal surgeon and a career dedicated to improving the lives of women with complex childbirth injuries, Mhairi Collie join Sesi and Greg to talk about her journey, the Uganda Childbirth Injury Fund and the recent prestigious award of Global Citizen of the Year. Selflessness, caring, compassion and the strive to make the world a better place for all!

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Episode 26: "Global Surgery Series 2 with Mr Phil Hammond

7 May 2021  | 
Episode 26: "Global Surgery Series 2 with Mr Phil Hammond

“Inspiring… Bravery… Self-less… Fun” Some of the reflections from Mr Philip Hammond, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon who joins Sesi and Greg on this episode of the podcast. Phil discusses his humanitarian missions as well as a brief stint with the Royal Navy. This is full of interesting insights and useful advice.

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Episode 25: "Leadership in Focus - Caroline Lamb"

26 April 2021  | 
Episode 25: "Leadership in Focus - Caroline Lamb"

Caroline Lamb is the current Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and the Director General of Health and Social Care within the Scottish Government. She joins Greg and Sesi to reflect on her leadership journey but also her experiences of leading through the pandemic in a number of portfolio areas within the Scottish Government. Passionate about leadership, empowering others, and inclusivity, Caroline also touches on the recent International Women’s Day and how we can ensure more women are afforded similar leadership opportunities.

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Episode 24: "Leadership in Focus - Tim Graham"

16 April 2021  | 
Episode 24: "Leadership in Focus - Tim Graham"

On this episode of the podcast, we meet Tim Graham, consultant cardiac surgeon who leads the Professional Standards Office at RCSED. He discusses his training journey, being a cardiac surgeon, his passions and candid reflections on leading through a crisis / difficult moments as well as gives us a flavour of the role of the professional standards office.

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Episode 23: "Leadership in Focus - Dr David Rosser"

9 April 2021  | 
Episode 23: "Leadership in Focus - Dr David Rosser"

In the second in our four-part leadership series focusing on leading through the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greg and Sesi sit down with Dr David Rosser, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. As head of one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK, they discuss Dr Rosser's experiences of responding to the clinical challenges posed by pandemic, and the role of innovation in service provision and recovery of services.

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Episode 22: '‘Improving Safety Out of Hours’ campaign – Beth Lineham''

26 March 2021  | 
Episode 22: '‘Improving Safety Out of Hours’ campaign – Beth Lineham''

Following the recent publication of ‘Patient Safety: Improving Safety Out of Hours’ document, Greg and Sesi are joined by Beth Lineham, Orthopaedic Registrar and co-author of the report, to discuss some of the salient points identified in the survey. They discuss key issues highlighted and some examples of good practice noted in the survey.

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Episode 21: "Leadership in Focus #1 – Professor Jason Leitch"

19 March 2021  | 
Episode 21: "Leadership in Focus #1 – Professor Jason Leitch"

A four part series focusing on leadership, in particular leading through crisis within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Greg and Sesi are joined on the podcast by the Scottish Government National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch to discuss his leadership journey and his reflections on the last 12 months.

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Episode 20: “The Pandemic versus Medical Students”

12 March 2021  | 
Episode 20: “The Pandemic versus Medical Students”

Sesi is joined by Gillian Hardman from the RCSED Trainees committee in an all-female panel, in commemoration of International Women’s Day, to reflect on how the pandemic has impacted on Medical Students. They are joined by an inspiring group of students to have open, frank conversations on their experiences and hopes for the future. Important lessons on how to help future generations during this difficult period.

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Episode #19: "Patient Safety Series #4 with Kevin Turner – we are ordinary people”

5 March 2021  | 
Episode #19: "Patient Safety Series #4 with Kevin Turner – we are ordinary people”

In the final episode of the patient safety series, Greg and Sesi welcome Kevin Turner, consultant urologist and chair of the surgical adverse events first aid response working group to discuss patient safety from the lens of resilience in surgeons and other clinicians. We discuss the concept of the secondary casualty following significant adverse events, how we can support clinicians through complications and some of the data coming out of ongoing research in this area. Very insightful and fun discussions.

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Episode #18: "Patient Safety Series #3 with Professor Rhona Flin"

26 February 2021  | 
Episode #18: "Patient Safety Series #3 with Professor Rhona Flin"

As our focus on patient safety continues, Greg and Sesi welcome Professor Rhona Flin to the podcast to discuss her journey through psychology, human factors and translation of her work to the frontline of healthcare.

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