Previous Podcasts

Episode 13 – Yes you really do need friends at work and other life hacks, with Dr James Thambyrajah

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr James Thambyrajah, a portfolio GP and the outgoing South West Thames Faculty RCGP First5 lead.

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Episode 12 – When doctors lose someone they love, with Dr Jo Scrivens

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Jo Scrivens, Portfolio GP, Cambridgeshire LMC member and Red Whale Lead. Manage. Thrive! Course co-presenter.

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Episode 11 – The magical art of reading sweary books with Dr Liz O’Riorden

In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by Dr Liz O’Riorden, the ‘Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer’, TEDx speaker, author, blogger, triathlete and all round superstar who has been nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’.

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Episode 10 – What we’re talking about when we talk about Compassion Fatigue

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Agnes Otzelberger, a trainer, research and activist with a special interest in what happens when we tire of ‘doing good’.

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Episode 9 – Making change happen in a world full of NoNos

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Ben Gowland, Director of Ockham Healthcare and host of The General Practice Podcast.

We chat about why changes work or fail –  it’s often dependent how we do the change rather than what we are trying to change, so how we make changes is a really important part of how we run our practices.

Episode 8 – Emotions and vulnerability, friend or foe?

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Haidar Al-Hakim, the Third Eye Doctor, Podcaster, Speaker, Opthalmologist and author of the book Physician on Fire.

We chat about emotions and vulnerability, are they helpful or not, and why we sometimes find it so difficult to understand what we really need, and who we really are. We discuss the importance of finding someone who really gets you, who you can talk things over with and some strategies to get back to ourselves.

*Caution, this episode contains some strong language

Podcast links

Sign up for downloadable CPD reflection forms plus more tools and resources

https://www.thethirdeyedoctor.co.uk

Physician on Fire book

Surgical Spirit Podcast

https://www.thenarrativeinitiative.com/about-us

Follow Haidar on twitter or LinkedIn

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Follow Rosanna on twitter @rosielhunt

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Episode 7 – Why saying yes is far more dangerous than saying no

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, CEO of Cambridgeshire LMC, GPC and BMA Council member and one of Pulse’s Power 50 GPs.

We chat about her journey as an activist in helping make GPs lives better and discuss how things can go wrong so quickly when we try to be too nice and too helpful.

Podcast links

Sign up for downloadable CPD reflection forms plus more tools and resources

Follow Katie on twitter and LinkedIn

Cambridgeshire LMC

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Rosanna’s NHS Horizons blog

The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scales

15 seconds 30 minutes QI intitiative

Follow Rosanna on twitter @rosielhunt

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Episode 6 – Making small changes to get great results

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Rosanna Hunt a Psychologist who works with NHS Horizons.

We chat about how their team absence rates were far too high, so they decided to try to improve the wellbeing of their team using 30-day sprints and quality improvement processes. They did one small action at a time and measured the effect. They reduced sickness rates from 15% to just 3%.

The results were surprising, and we discuss the small changes you can make within your team to get the same results.

Podcast links

Sign up for downloadable CPD reflection forms plus more tools and resources

Rosanna’s NHS Horizons blog

The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scales

15 seconds 30 minutes QI intitiative

Follow Rosanna on twitter @rosielhunt

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Episode 5 – coming on 8th October: Creative career management

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Adam Harrison, Portfolio GP, Vice Chair Notts LMC and dual-qualified Medical Barrister

We chat about his career journey, how he diversified and found a varied and fulfilling career. We talk about the importance of networking, as many of the jobs we have done weren’t advertised. We talk about how to find these jobs using tools such as LinkedIn and good old-fashioned email and phone calls.

Finally, we discuss the power of coaching and how this can transform your career and outlook on life.

Podcast links

Notts LMC Portfolio Plus https://www.nottinghamshirelmc.co.uk/gp-workforce/resource/gp-portfolio-plus/

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/

Follow Adam on Twitter https://twitter.com/FutureLeadersh2

Episode 4: How to survive the really tough stuff

In this episode, Rachel is joined by award-winning Dr Liz O’Riordan, the ‘Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer’, TEDx speaker, author, blogger, triathlete and all-round superstar who has been nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’.

We chat about what it’s like to receive a devastating diagnosis as a doctor and how hard it can be to be a patient. We talk about our own unrealistic expectations and knowing your own limits. We also chat about how our expectations of ourselves are very different if we have to take time off for other health-related reasons such as stress or depression.

Liz shares how she coped when things got really tough and gives some great, practical advice.

Since this podcast has been recorded, Liz has been awarded first prize at the BMA Medical book awards for her book co-authored with Trisha Greenhalgh ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer’. Congratulations Liz!

Podcast links

http://liz.oriordan.co.uk

https://twitter.com/Liz_ORiordan

The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to feel empowered and take control

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Episode 3: Your passions may not be what you think they are

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Surina Chibber, Portfolio GP, Red Whale GP Update Presenter and co-Founder of mylocummanager.com who was named as one of Pulse Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars’ last year. We talk about how the journey Surina has been on from locum GP to the founder of tech company, what she’s learned along the way, and the surprising truth that sometimes we find our passions as a result of following our interests, not following our passions. We chat about how to develop your skills in other areas and how GPs can make their lives easier and their jobs more fulfilling.

Podcast links

https://mylocummanager.com
https://www.gp-update.co.uk/courses

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Episode 2: Tiny habits, big changes

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Katherine Hickman, GP working in Bradford, Respiratory Lead and Tiny Habits® Coach. Katherine has been through her own episode of stress and burnout and we talk about how she got through and changed her life by using the ‘tiny habits’ technique.

We explore about how these tiny habits can produce huge changes and talk through how you can start to use this technique to help make changes in everyday life, and even at work.

Podcast links

https://twitter.com/kchickman

BJ Fogg Tiny Habits® TED talk

About Katherine

The Pomodoro technique

The forest app

https://www.headspace.com

Katherine’s coaching page

5 day free online coaching

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris or LinkedIn and find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors on surviving and thriving at work at www.shapesfordoctors.com or for other organisations at www.wildmonday.co.uk

Episode 1: When doctors get ill

For this episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Nik Kendrew GP Partner, Red Whale GP Update presenter and GP media guru.

We chat about what happens when we get ill and discuss why is it that we are so slow to recognise when we shouldn’t be at work? Why do we find it so hard to take time off and why do we find it so hard to admit when we’re not really coping?

Follow Nik at @nikkendrew

Podcast links

This is going to hurt: Adam Kay

Red Whale GP Update Courses

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website www.youarenotafrog.co.uk and sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources and tools for thriving at work.

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