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How do you get people to bring their authentic selves to work? By building a culture of psychological safety in the workplace, says clinical psychologist, Dr Vikki Barnes. With 10 years working in the NHS delivering psychology services to patients with mental health issues under her belt, and designing and leading the national wellbeing programme across the Virgin Group, Vikki subsequently set up her own business called Positive Wellbeing. With Positive Wellbeing, she tries to bring the science of clinical psychology of positive psychology to those organisations she works with and tries to help them get the best from their people. In this episode, Vikki discusses the Google programme Project Aristotle, how you can build psychological safety in the workplace, how to get people into flow, and how you can get people to be authentic and bring their best selves to work. So, to learn how you can implement positive psychology in your workplace, download and listen to The Melting Pot today. Book recommendationsBrene Brown - Daring GreatlyWild GuidesOn today's podcast:The positive psychology movementThe business benefit of positive psychologyGetting into a state of flowLearning happy hormonesLinks:Twitter – @DrVikkiBarnesLinkedIn – Dr Vikki BarnesWebsite – Dr Vikki Barnes
Sian was 12 weeks pregnant when the United Kingdom announced a national lockdown, and she shares what it was like navigating her pregnancy, the birth, and the NHS during this strange time. Her second baby was born just two months ago at the time of this recording, and overall her two birth stories are not at all what I was expecting to hear (which is always my favorite kinds of stories to share!). Sian is now training to be doula, and you can find her on instagram @diaryofmrsk and at @sacredmagicbirthing Support the show! https://www.patreon.com/healingbirth Our website is www.healingbirth.net
DIY dentistry on the rise as Britons struggle to find NHS treatment. A BBC investigation has found that nine in 10 practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service. Adam is joined by BBC health correspondent Dominic Hughes and dentist Dr Dipali Chokshi to chew over the findings. And Succession actor Brian Cox chats about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Miranda Slade and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
As the leadership contest refocuses on the economy, Katy and James discuss each camp's plan to deal with the cost of living crisis. Are both candidates being pushed towards the centre ground? Also, looking ahead to winter, does the UK have enough energy in storage to keep the lights on, and what is being done to prepare the NHS? Cindy Yu speaks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls.
In 2020 a black 15 year old schoolgirl, known as Child Q, was strip-searched by police while on her period after being wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis. A safeguarding report on the incident concluded it was unjustified and racism was "likely" to have been a factor. New data published by the Children's Commissioner has found what she calls a “concerning” number of children have been strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police without an appropriate adult present. BBC reporter Celestina Olulode joins Jessica to talk us through this data and we also hear from Jacqueline Courtenay, a mother from North London who organised a rally about this issue. Following the launch of the Women's Health Strategy we speak to the new chief executive of NICE - the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The agency makes recommendations to the NHS in England and Wales on medicines treatments and procedures. Dr Sam Roberts took up the post in February 2022. Before joining Nice, she was Managing Director of Health and Care at Legal and General but began her career in clinical practise and spent some time working as a junior doctor in a London hospital.
HEALTH NEWS Cocoa flavanols may be able to reduce blood pressure Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice Smells experienced in nature evoke positive wellbeing Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says Zinc plus antioxidants: A cost-effective solution to macular degeneration? Passive exercise offers same brain health benefits as active movements, study finds Cocoa flavanols may be able to reduce blood pressure University of Surrey (UK), July 23, 2022 A recent study found that cocoa flavanols can effectively lower blood pressure in people with ideal blood pressure, but not when it was already low, as well as reduce arterial stiffness. Researchers of the current study note that previous controlled clinical intervention studies have demonstrated the blood pressure-decreasing and arterial stiffness-reducing effects of cocoa flavanols (CF) in healthy humans. However, as these studies were in tightly controlled settings, the researchers wanted to see how well this intervention played out in real-life scenarios. The researchers used an n-of-1 study design, where a small number of participants were exposed to the same intervention or the placebo multiple times. They then compared the results for each individual as well as between individuals. The study included eleven healthy adults who received alternating doses of cocoa flavanol capsules and placebo capsules for eight days. The results showed that cocoa flavanols were effective in lowering blood pressure and reducing arterial stiffness. One concern about using cocoa flavanols to lower blood pressure is the risk of the blood pressure dropping too low. However, in this study, researchers found that the cocoa had less impact when blood pressure was lower, indicating it was a potentially safe intervention. Prof. Christian Heiss, study author and professor of cardiovascular medicine, explained to MNT: “The study confirms that cocoa flavanols can lower blood pressure and improve arterial stiffness. The new thing is that it does so in the normal life of healthy people and only lowers it if it is ‘high' even in the ‘normal range.” Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice Karolinska Institutet, August 5, 2022 Turning down the thermostat seems to make it harder for cancer cells to grow, according to a study in mice by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that chilly temperatures activate heat-producing brown fat that consumes the sugars the tumors need to thrive. Similar metabolic mechanisms were found in a cancer patient exposed to a lowered room temperature. "We found that cold-activated brown adipose tissue competes against tumors for glucose and can help inhibit tumor growth in mice," says Professor Yihai Cao at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, and corresponding author. "Our findings suggest that cold exposure could be a promising novel approach to cancer therapy, although this needs to be validated in larger clinical studies." The study compared tumor growth and survival rates in mice with various types of cancer, including colorectal, breast and pancreatic cancers, when exposed to cold versus warm living conditions. Mice acclimatized to temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius had significantly slower tumor growth and lived nearly twice as long compared with mice in rooms of 30 degrees Celsius. They found that cold temperatures triggered significant glucose uptake in brown adipose tissue, also known as brown fat, a type of fat that is responsible for keep the body warm during cold conditions. At the same time, the glucose signals were barely detectable in the tumor cells. When the researchers removed either the brown fat or a protein crucial for its metabolism called UCP1, the beneficial effect of the cold exposure was essentially wiped out and the tumors grew at a pace on par with those that were exposed to higher temperatures. Similarly, feeding tumor-bearing mice with a high sugar drink also obliterated the effect of cold temperatures and restored tumor growth. "Interestingly, high sugar drinks seem to cancel out the effect of cold temperatureson cancer cells, suggesting that limiting glucose supply is probably one of the most important methods for tumor suppression," Yihai Cao says. Smells experienced in nature evoke positive wellbeing University of Kent (UK), August 5, 2022 Smells experienced in nature can make us feel relaxed, joyful, and healthy, according to new research led by the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE). Smells were found to play an important role in delivering well-being benefits from interacting with nature, often with a strong link to people's personal memories, and specific ecological characteristics and processes (e.g. fallen leaves rotting in the winter). Researchers found that smells affected multiple types of human well-being, with physical well-being noted most frequently, particularly in relation to relaxation, comfort and rejuvenation. Absence of smell was also perceived to improve physical well-being, providing a cleansing environment due to the removal of pollution and unwanted smells associated with urban areas, and therefore enabling relaxation. Relaxation reduces stress and lowers cortisol levels, which is often linked to a multitude of diseases, and so these findings could be particularly significant to public health professionals. The research, carried out in woodland settings across four seasons, also found that smells evoked memories related to childhood activities. Many participants created meaningful connections with particular smells, rather than the woodland itself, and associated this with a memorable event. This, in turn, appeared to influence well-being by provoking emotional reactions to the memory. Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says University of California at San Francisco July 29, 2022 A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well. "The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening than the ones who didn't maintain healthy lifestyles, even when they had similar levels of stress," said lead author Eli Puterman, PhD, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSF. "It's very important that we promote healthy living, especially under circumstances of typical experiences of life stressors like death, caregiving and job loss." In the study, researchers examined three healthy behaviors –physical activity, dietary intake and sleep quality – over the course of one year in 239 post-menopausal, non-smoking women. In women who engaged in lower levels of healthy behaviors, there was a significantly greater decline in telomere length in their immune cells for every major life stressor that occurred during the year. Yet women who maintained active lifestyles, healthy diets, and good quality sleep appeared protected when exposed to stress – accumulated life stressors did not appear to lead to greater shortening. "This is the first study that supports the idea, at least observationally, that stressful events can accelerate immune cell aging in adults, even in the short period of one year. Exciting, though, is that these results further suggest that keeping active, and eating and sleeping well during periods of high stress are particularly important to attenuate the accelerated aging of our immune cells," said Puterman. Zinc plus antioxidants: A cost-effective solution to macular degeneration? University of Washington and University College London, July 30, 2022 A formula supplement containing anti-oxidants plus zinc appears to be cost-effective in slowing the progression of the ‘wet' form of the most common degenerative eye disease, finds a new study in British Journal of Ophthalmology. The cost savings and effectiveness of the supplement in advanced (category 4) cases of neovascular (wet-form) Age Related Macular Degeneration (nAMD) are such that their use should be considered in public health policy, recommend the multi-centre study team on behalf of the UK Electronic Medical Record (EMR) AMD Research Team. Category 4 individuals who already had nAMD in one eye, showed a cost saving of nearly €3250 (£3000) per patient over the lifetime of treatment, compared to those not given supplements. The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formula supplements also increased quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) by 0.16. “AREDS supplements are a dominant cost-effective intervention for category 4 AREDS patients, as they are both less expensive than standard care and more effective, and therefore should be considered for public funding,” wrote lead researcher Dr. Adnan Tufail. The study examined the use of AREDS formulation 1 and formulation 2 supplements. AREDS 1 contained 80milligrams (mg) zinc, 2 mg copper, 500 mg vitamin C, 15 mg beta-carotene, 400 IU vitamin E. AREDS 2 reduced the amount of zinc to 25 mg, excluded beta-carotene (due to potential higher cancer risk in smokers), and added 10 mg lutein, 2 mg zeaxanthin, 1000 mg omega-3 fatty acids (650 mg docosahexaenoic acid and 350 mg eicosapentaenoic acid). These findings are consistent with previous research demonstrating the effectiveness of AREDS supplementss. Consequently, the researchers advocate the use of supplements to reduce the necessity for ranibizumab injections, which is the standard NHS treatment for AMD. Passive exercise offers same brain health benefits as active movements, study finds University of Western Ontario, August 4, 2022 A new study by kinesiology graduate students from Western has found passive exercise leads to increased cerebral blood flow and improved executive function, providing the same cognitive benefits as active exercise. Published in Psychophysiology, the study is the first to look at whether there would be benefits to brain health during passive exercise where a person's limbs are moved via an external force—in this case, cycle pedals pushed by a mechanically driven flywheel. During a 20-minute session with healthy young adults, the team found an improvement in executive function of the same magnitude for both the passive and the active exercise conditions, without an increase in heart rate or diastolic blood pressure. Executive function is a higher-order cognitive ability that allows people to make plans and supports the activities of daily living. People who have mild cognitive impairments, such as people experiencing symptoms of early-stage Alzheimer's, can find their executive function negatively affected. Previous research has documented that active exercise, where a person activates their muscles of their own volition, can increase blood flow to the brain and improve executive function. Passive exercise also increases blood flow to the brain, but this is significantly less documented. During passive exercise, a person's limbs move and their muscle receptors are being stretched. That information is sent to the brain, indicating that more blood is needed in the moving areas of the body and in connected regions of the brain. This increase in cerebral blood flow, while significantly less than with active exercise, produced executive function improvements of a similar magnitude—an exciting result for the researchers. "The potential impact for people with limited or no mobility could be profound. If done regularly, the increase in blood flow to the brain and resultant improvement in executive function will, optimistically, become a compounding effect that has a significant impact on cognitive health and executive function," Heath explained.
Simon Alvey, Will Cooling and Dr Luke Middup return to discuss the latest infighting within both major political parties, the scary winter that may be coming for the UK, the chaos in Barcelona FC and the warning signs from China
Shifting cyber threats during Russia's war against Ukraine. A Twitter exploit may have compromised more than 5 million accounts. A Cyberattack disrupts NHS 111. Developments in the C2C market. An alleged Russian cryptocurrency exchange operator is extradited to the US. Rick Howard looks at FinTech. Andrea Little Limbago from Interos on Industrial policy and the tech divide. And a Crypto mixing service has been sanctioned by the US Treasury Department. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/11/150 Selected reading. ESET Threat Report T 1 2022 (WeLiveSecurity) Twitter confirms zero-day used to expose data of 5.4 million accounts (BleepingComputer) NHS 111 software outage confirmed as cyber-attack (BBC News) Ministers coordinate response after cyber-attack hits NHS 111 (the Guardian) Thousands of hackers flock to 'Dark Utilities' C2-as-a-Service (BleepingComputer) Attackers leveraging Dark Utilities "C2aaS" platform in malware campaigns (Cisco Talos) Genesis Brings Polish to Stolen-Credential Marketplaces (Sophos) Cyber-related Designation (U.S. Department of the Treasury) U.S. imposes sanctions on virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash (Reuters) Crypto Mixing Service Tornado Cash Blacklisted by US Treasury (CoinDesk) Alleged Russian Cryptocurrency Money Launderer Extradited to United States (US Department of Justice) Russian accused of money laundering and running $4B bitcoin exchange extradited to US | CNN Politics (CNN)
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Electricians Monday club podcast is for electricians, apprentices and anyone associated with the electrical trade, every week we record a podcast to talk about important subjects that's electricians care about! But along the way you will find crazy stories lots of banter and hopefully come out the other side informed but amused…. Electricians Monday Club Merch https://www.bayspokeprinting.co.uk/product-page/electricians-monday-club-t-shirt Fatsam - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm0b-RgisV23n5R2w3fHUaA A industrial and commercial electrician who worked in London on every major project for the last 10 years, expert in industrial relations between agency electricians and tier 1 contractors. Still on the tools managing projects for the NHS and private hospitals Jamie blatant - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCduaH-Au7koVBVwj_5f1OSA Industrial electrical engineer - British army reserve electrical engineer -STEM ambassador - youtuber - and now electrical engineering trainer passionate about engineering, science and the built environment. easily excited by all manner of pipes and cables and the need to pass on skills and information to others. #electrician, #electriciansmondayclub, #evchargerinstallationuk, #mondayclub, #niceic, #Electricalsolutions, #nickbundy, #nickbundyelectrical, #Podcast, #electricalPodcast, #ElectriciansPodcast, #Electricianstoolbag, #Electriciansbelt, #Electriciansworkwear, #womeninthetrades, #femaleelectrician, #Electricialdiscussion, #BS7671, #BANTER, #dewalt, #millwakee, #bosch,
Jake Wooten discusses growing up in Tennessee, his home life as young kid, how his uncle influenced his life, breaking his leg at 8 years old, meeting Mike Vallely at Woodward & getting on Elephant Skateboards, Elephant ending and moving on to NHS, officially getting on Santa Cruz Skateboards & turning pro, his new part “Big Sky" part and much more! Henry Gartland Foundation: https://www.thehenrygartlandfoundation.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Music looks set to be at the centre of the next big technological battle. Artificial Intelligence can create music in less than a second and increasingly, our ears can't tell the difference. Whether it's backing music for a film or TV show, a commercial promoting a product or something appearing in the middle of a playlist to get you singing a long, there's huge interest in what could soon become a multi billion pound new industry. If you're interested - have a look at an app called SongStarter which uses AI to create royalty free music and keep an eye on TikTok which is currently running job ads looking for engineers specialising in machine learning and artificial intelligence music creation. More bad news for Twitter, it's had to report a security breach which affected 5 and a half million accounts. And the NHS has confirmed an outage affecting its 111 phone service over the weekend was caused by a cyber attack.
This week we welcome Nicki Rowland to the Dentology podcast. Nicki is a well-known face and voice in dentistry and is co-founder of The Exceptional Leadership Academy (ELA), a consultancy and training organisation that supports dental businesses to thrive and grow. Nicki has over 30 years' experience working in an NHS and private dental practice setting having set up and run her own award-winning practice for many years. In this episode, Nicki reflects on what it was like to be a practice owner and tells us more about what the key drivers were that led to the decision to sell. She also explains more about the ELA and shares her thoughts on the future of dentistry. Nicki was nominated into ‘Dentistry's Top 50' most influential People in 2021 for her leadership and mentoring support to DCPs across the pandemic – this is a great episode, and one not to be missed! Topics: - How did you get into the dental profession? - Tell us about setting up a practice alongside your husband - Was it the hardest thing you've ever done? - Did your views about the patient journey differ? - What was your driver to sell? - Does everyone immediately know what their purpose is? - What do you see for the future of dentistry? - Can dental practices follow a 21stcentury business model?
Dr Rachael Grimaldi is an anaesthetist in the NHS who founded Card Medic at the beginning of the pandemic. Rachael noticed that the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) used to shield all health workers during covid brought massive communication barriers with it. With doctors and nurses gowned-up, masked and covered head to toe, patients struggled to see, hear and understand them. Card Medic is a digital tool developed to close the gap in communication. Its success during the pandemic ensured its post-pandemic success in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, ambulances and more. Hospitals are unique places which bring anxiety and stress to patients where good communication is imperative. Communication in healthcare is much more than just translation services for patients who don't speak the primary language of the health system. It also encompasses patients with cognitive impairment, sight loss, hearing loss, autism, and other barriers to communication. We also touch on communication in the context of health literacy, its impact on health outcomes and the social mission of Card Medic developing Tech for Good. Award-winning Card Medic's success has been covered internationally including in the BBC and The Guardian. They have also done three accelerators in the US and UK (The Hill, Mass Challenge and Texas Medical Centre) and Rachael gives her perspective of these accelerators from the background of a non-business founder. We touch on whether clinical founder can work effectively in a startup whilst still maintaining some clinical work and how Rachael effectively manages a portfolio career in the NHS.
In this week's episode Jess shares her journey into medical school despite being rejected the first time, her passion for leveling the playing field and her love for side hustles. We delve into her pursuit for building a passport career within medicine, her incredible e-books which are helping doctors with the process of re-locating and med students get funding including why she still wants to be a doctor! We discuss her life as a medical student sharing insights on social media and more recently her MPhil at Cambridge University. Jess shares her advice for other medics who wish to follow a similar pursuit. Jessica O'Logbon is a Medical Student at King's College London, currently doing an MPhil at Cambridge University. She is the founder of Progress with Jess, a platform where she explores the diverse routes available within a career in healthcare. She has been involved in healthcare leadership, innovation and research, and continuously strive to make a change in my local and global communities. Check out her blog posts and e-books helping you fulfill your potential at medical school and beyond! https://www.progresswithjess.co.uk/ Instagram: @jess.olo ------------------------------------- Episode Sponsor: Locum's Nest The Locum's Nest app has been revolutionising the way NHS doctors are supported by technology since 2015 and is now wired across all NHS professions. On a mission to remove barriers to workforce mobility across the NHS, Locum's Nest has pioneered the formation of digital collaborative workforce banks across the country, enabling cross-covering of shifts across an ever-growing number of NHS Trusts. Currently the best-rated app for flexible working in the NHS, Locum's Nest is transforming shift work in the NHS into a more inclusive and fulfilling experience by giving healthcare professionals ownership and control of their work life balance. Download the app Now: Apple App Store & Google Play Store Manage your shifts, your rosters and your pay all from one secure place! https://locumsnest.co.uk/healthcare-professionals ------------------------------------- Check out our latest platform Peerr Where healthcare professionals learn from the best educators - your peers! ✍️ Make your own quizzes for revision - An invaluable learning tool
Patrick McKeown is creator, CEO and Director of Education and Training at Oxygen Advantage®, Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International and President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is a leading international expert on breathing and sleep, and author of bestselling books including The Oxygen Advantage. He joins Philly this week on The Wellness Way to talk about all things sleep and breathing. KEY TAKEAWAYS The Buteyko Method has shown to be efficacious in helping improve a number of breathing related problems including asthma, rhinitis, hay fever, anxiety, stress and panic attacks, dental health, craniofacial development and ADHD, insomnia, snoring, central sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea. There was a 2012 study in Stratford upon Avon of children aged 6 to 57 month olds showing that those who have untreated breathing problems while sleeping will have a 40% greater risk of developing special education needs by age 8, including ADHD. We spend a third of our lives asleep and if we're sleeping with our mouths open then it can be detrimental to our oral health. Mouth taping can help ensure we breathe through our noses while sleeping. Make sure you don't use regular tape, try the MyoTape in the link below. Asthma affects around 8 to 10% of people, for ways to reduce the effects of it you can find Patrick's tips in the link in the show notes. 75% of the population have dysfunctional breathing. BEST MOMENTS ‘It's great to have an idea of how your physiology influences your state of mind' ‘You're giving this to your kids for life' ‘If you breathe through your nose it filters the air' ‘On a day-to-day basis, you will experience an increase in energy, better concentration, an enhanced ability to deal with stress, and a better quality of life' EPISODE RESOURCES Oxygen Advantage Zoom clinics for anxiety, asthma and sleep problems BBC Buteyko QED documentary Dispatches Documentary Orthodontics Free Buteyko technique for children MyoTape https://www.tiktok.com/@phillyjlay1 https://www.instagram.com/phillyjlay/ https://www.phillyjlay.com/ ABOUT THE GUEST Patrick McKeown is creator, CEO and Director of Education and Training at Oxygen Advantage®, Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International and President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is a leading international expert on breathing and sleep, and author of bestselling books including The Oxygen Advantage. His focus — to empower more people every day to breathe better, feel better and achieve their potential. Patrick's interest in breath training began when he discovered the Buteyko Breathing Method, aged 26. After a lifetime of asthma medication and inhalers, he found immediate relief from his symptoms, and has remained asthma-free ever since. He traveled to Moscow, Russia, to learn from Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, and was accredited to teach the Buteyko Method in 2002. For the last two decades, Patrick has provided breathwork training and breath-based sports and mindfulness coaching to thousands of people. In that time, he has: Written bestselling books including Asthma Free, Naturally, Close Your Mouth, The Oxygen Advantage and The Breathing Cure Been awarded fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK Contributed to scientific journals including the Journal of Clinical Medicine Trained hundreds of breathing instructors Founded Buteyko Clinic International — the foremost Buteyko breathing clinic in the UK Been featured on many popular health and fitness podcasts, TedX, and in publications including USA Today, MindBodyGreen and Men's Health Devised his own research-backed breathwork training program, Oxygen Advantage®, which continues to develop and grow in line with his clinical experience as a breathing coach, and with the latest scientific research Many people first discover Patrick McKeown's work by reading his 2015 bestselling book, The Oxygen Advantage. The book has an important place in the growing body of literature about the breath. It is referenced in James Nestor's New York Times Bestseller, Breath, The Science of a Lost Art, which is shortlisted for the 2021 Royal Society Science Book Prize. ABOUT THE HOST Philly J Lay is the author of The Natural Wellness Journal, EFT practitioner, and is also a long-standing advocate for our health and that of our planet. After a near death experience and years of grief, resulting in a range of chronic illnesses, she discovered personalised natural medicine and the associated miracles of the body and power of the mind. Philly is passionate in her belief that everything is connected and that when we learn to heal ourselves, it will help to heal this beautiful world. Find all my socials and links here https://linktr.ee/PhillyjLay ABOUT THE PODCAST The Wellness Way with Philly J Lay is a layperson's guide to your natural health systems. Your very own NHS. Join me as I chat through many of the astonishing natural ways I used to self heal from a near death medical procedure, PTSD, addiction to opioids and alcohol, and years of grief that lead to many chronic illnesses including a tumor in my throat. I will be sharing clips from my new Fasterclass series, Your Natural Wellness Journey, and interviewing some of the remarkable guides that have transformed my life. We will discuss their stories, specialist fields, and what led them down the path of natural health. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Coming up in this week's episode: NHS 111 service affected by cyber-attack, Conservative Party leadership election process delayed by Cybersecurity concerns, UK found to be Card Fraud capital of Europe, Church of England ISB safeguarding chair steps back after data breaches, CJEU rules releasing names of partners could expose a data subject's sexual orientation, Mayor of London's plan to give Metropolitan Police access to ANPR images faces legal challenge, University of Western Australia data breach, Price Edward Island Arts Centre data breach, Virgin Islands Budget Office requests FBI visit over possible data breach, Avamere data breacg, Users still unable to access their Neopets accounts after data breach, Solana and Slope confirm data breach affecting cryptocurrency wallets, Twitter confirms how data breach occurred, First Choice Healthcare data breach, QuestionPro data breach, Semikron data breach, Gaedke Group data breach, Slovenia criticised by European Commission for its failure to fully implement GDPR, Criteo fined $65 million for GDPR violations following CNIL inquiry
Here we interview Katies Knight about her efforts and that of others to achieve a “green NHS” that has sustainability embedded in all it does. Katie is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant in the North Middlesex Hospital and has taken a lead in forming a Sustainability Group within her trust. . Working together they try to collaborate with the Trust to ensure that the site of the Trust and its practices follow green principles in how the site is organised and in its procurement. Katie is passionate about climate change and tells us that many of the younger generation of doctors are increasingly feeling this way as they see the emergency of climate change threatening the health of the children they work with. We are pleased to do this interview with Katie and equally pleased that sh has also agreed to join our EnCaf Core Group. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/globalnet21/message
This week, GP, mentor and primary care legend Dr Steve Pratt is back! He talks to Nik about what it's like to have a proper sabbatical, using the adventures of Youtuber Ed Pratt ( no relation!) as a springboard for their discussion. His 1000km challenge on a tandem, cycling England's hilliest coastline has more in common with primary care than you might think! Amongst other things, they discuss the amazing feeling when you can see a problem as an opportunity; how some patients might express their separation anxiety if you are planning some time away; and how taking a proper break can lead to life changing decisions…There's also the usual look at the medical news headlines and the week in daytime TV.Twitter: @BoggledDocs Instagram: @BoggledDocs#BDdoseEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSteve's song choice:Empty Chairs At Empty Tables - Eddie Redmayne https://open.spotify.com/track/4DhKyhfimIJU6k4gvme5wA?si=ANktKJyhRAO26YElOfet2w&context=spotify%3Asearch%3Aempty(Headlines and daytime TV in main show notes)Ed Pratt ‘1000km on a tandem bicycle! Ep.1. Cycling England's hilliest coastline'https://youtu.be/GiuWTDC7OwATaking a sabbaticalhttps://www.nhs24.scot/data/uploads/PDF/Human_resources/NHS%2024%20Career%20Break%20Policy.pdfhttps://www.bmj.com/content/316/7127/s2-7127.abstracthttps://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/295/6599/644.full.pdfhttps://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/03/16/samantha-anthony-career-breaks-should-be-supported-not-feared/Boggled Docs song of the week:‘Right by your side' by Betty Boo featuring David Grayhttps://open.spotify.com/track/5LYgFUzobPLoenrDO7pBL7?si=PxqlfkLAQtiImGtvFaVPqA&context=spotify%3Aartist%3A5hMCIlD2CIuOBcWPHuQXKJDISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast 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.
In episode 148 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with Dulcie Jones. Dulcie currently works as a support time recovery worker in the NHS. Dulcie always had an ambition to become a therapist and during the first Covid-19 lockdown, she felt the urge to pursue this dream fully and left her previous job as a casting director in the arts industry. Dulcie's day-to-day now involves supporting clients with severe mental health challenges or conditions to reintegrate into society, stop them feeling isolated and improve their independence. In this episode we talk about the work she does, her ambitions in the future to become a fully qualified therapist and the satisfaction she gets from her job. For Dulcie's mental health, it revolves around a period of difficulty aged 11 where she was sick once in school. After that moment, Dulcie began having panic attacks that she would be sick again and became absent from school until her school nurse recommended she be checked for diabetes to find out what was going on. After many tests, Dulcie was told by her doctors that the problem was completely mental and she then went on an intense course of therapy to find out what the problem was and overcome it. We talk about that process, where the trigger for this fear of vomiting came from and how she looks back on it now as an adult. As always, #itsokaytovent Support Us: Patreon: www.patreon.com/venthelpuk GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/f/help-vent-supp…ir-mental-health Music: @patawawa - Strange: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d70wfeJSEvk
Episode 178 hosts Natasha Keeping, an Independent Nurse Prescriber based in Nantwich, UK. Natasha was an NHS nurse for over 20 years with experience in Emergency Care, Sexual health and Primary Care. But like many other health professionals that we've hosted on IA, she has re-defined her career and has been a part-time cosmetic injector for almost a year. In Chapter 2 of 'The Business of Injecting' episodes, we focus on the challenges that a new injector like Natasha faces. We discuss: - Her motivations for becoming a cosmetic injector - The mental hurdle of leaving clinical practice and the NHS - The feelings of fear and overwhelm when starting a new business - The concept of a business plan - Choosing where set up her clinic and the pro's and con's of the choices she made - What sort of patients she attracts - What services she offers and why she chose these - The concept of needing a mentor - Who can help new injectors and the role of networking: working with pharma reps, KOL's, other colleagues, training courses and other informal support forums - How new injectors should price themselves and the temptations of discounting to get bookings - Marketing and what strategies Natasha has tried so far - How to measure success in the first year of injecting - The concept of brand building - Hiring help: Admin staff, social media 'experts', marketing, accountancy, legal support & financial planning Show your support for IA via Patreon Follow IA on Instagram Visit our website Subscribe to IA on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to IA on Spotify Contact Dr Jake & David More about Dr Jake Follow Dr Jake on Instagram
In this episode, Cally talks to pathologist Suzy Lishman about holidays, expectations, ambition, science, medicine, role models, Oxbridge, life, death, diagnoses, the NHS, health and hope. If you haven't already, why not follow Namaste Motherf**kers at https://auddy.co/shows/entertainment/namaste - that way you'll never miss a show! Twitter: @ilovepathology NHS organ donor register Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The UK investor Magazine was delighted to welcome Sacha Morris and Niall Pearson of Hybridan, the London-based small cap brokers.We start by looking at Rural Broadband Solutions and the roll out of their high-speed broadband connectivity to rural areas. Sacha outlines their UK expansion strategy which will see them establish networks across the UK, having already provided services across Shropshire and Wales.Niall provides a comprehensive overview of DSX International and their NHS accredited digital health care solutions. We breakdown each of DXS's services in ExpertCare, MyVytalCare and CompleteCare. DXS have undergone a number of pilots with the NHS and we look forward to their next set of results for a gauge of the traction across the Uk healthcare system. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When the pandemic forced employees to work out of their living rooms, companies had to be quick to adapt. Unified communications were needed more than ever, launching companies like Zoom from relative obscurity to a household name. One company that are a great example of this was Deliveroo, who used Slack to deliver a million meals to NHS frontline workers. In this episode of the EM360 Podcast, Editor Matt Harris talks to Craig Foster, Director of Global Enterprise Account Management at Deliveroo, about: How UC tools can be used as a digital HQ #feedingthefrontline Empowering campaigns with enterprise tech
Welcome to a new Hot Topics Podcast from NB Medical with Dr Neal Tucker. It's the summer holidays! We hope a little pressure is off at your practices and you might even get a break yourself. In this podcast, we discuss the latest news including whether GPs simply aren't working hard enough and debate a £10 charge for DNAs.In research, we look at new data from JAMA suggesting patients are at increased risk of MI shortly after a flare of gout, a fantastic paper in the BJGP presenting data showing how it may be possible to improve early identification of colorectal cancer based on common symptoms and blood results, and more from the BJGP with qualitative research exploring the barriers to shared decision making in patients with multimorbidity. ReferencesJAMA Gout and acute CVDBJGP Early Identification of CRCBJGP Shared decision making and multimorbidity
The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are underway and for the first time in a major multi-sport event, more medals will be awarded to women than men, with the medal programme confirming a total of 136 events for women compared to 134 for men. Jessica speaks to BBC Sports presenter Clare Balding as well as the first ever female Chef de Mission for Team Scotland, who for the first time have more women competing in their team than men. Six weeks after pop star Lizzo changed the lyrics of her song because it contained an ableist slur, Beyonce has been criticised for using the same term. In her new song ‘Heated', which is co-written by hiphop star Drake, the slur is used twice. In a statement, Beyonce said the term wasn't used intentionally in a harmful way, and will be replaced. Hannah Diviney is a writer and Disability Activist from Sydney, who went viral for calling out both Lizzo and Beyonce. The impact of body image on mental and physical health is "wide-reaching" according to a new wide-ranging report out today by the Health and Social Care Committee which calls for e.g. for the Government to introduce a law so "commercial images" which feature bodies which have been doctored in any way - including changing body proportions or skin tone - are legally required to carry a logo to let viewers know they have been digitally altered. And the Government to speed up the introduction of a promised licensing regime for non-surgical cosmetic procedures to prevent vulnerable people being exploited. Jessica hears from Jeremy Hunt is Chair of the Committee, and Dawn Steele, a patient trustee to the board of the Joint Council For Cosmetic Practitioners. Penelope Campling is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Over the course of her 40-year career, she has seen many changes in the way we treat serious mental illness. She spent twenty years running the NHS personality disorder unit in Leicester. She has now retired from the NHS, still practising as a psychotherapist, and has just published her second book, Don't Turn Away: Stories of Troubled Minds in Fractured Times. Presenter: Jessica Creighton Producer: Dianne McGregor
Dr Anas Nader is the Co-Founder of Patchwork Health, a digital solution that connects NHS organisations to an increasing number of healthcare workers, reducing dependency on locum agencies and improving the experience of flexible working in the NHS. Learn about Anas's career journey, which he currently describes as three acts in a theatre show, why he left medicine, how they built and tested their tech at a large hospital and some key learning points on their digital health start-up journey so far. Patchwork Health is a healthcare cloud-based workforce management application. Patchwork Health offers digital tools for rota creation, e-rostering, employee engagement, management of temporary staffing banks, collaborative staff banks, and vendor management. In addition, the clinical community is a source of extra capacity. "People are to be treated with the level of value and respect that they deserve, including giving them the choice and empowerment to make a choice for themselves of how to work and where to work." Patchwork Health works with over 60 NHS partners across the UK to solve workforce issues since the medical career flexibility for clinicians who want to develop their multi-potentiality. They put flexibility and humanism at the centre of staffing systems through their end-to-end workforce management. Doctors in collaboration with the NHS created it to save millions in recruiting agency fees and enhancing interaction with healthcare professionals. Patchwork Health https://www.patchwork.health/ Book a chat with Vinay at https://www.oncedaily.co/about/ Once Daily: How do you build culture and grow your digital health team? Once Daily: Can tech help with staffing issues in the NHS?
Joining us today is the founder of the Singing for Health Network who has worked in music for wellbeing and music education for over 20 years. She is the director of the charity Music for Good and holds a masters degree in vocal pedagogy through the Voice Study Centre, where she is now a senior lecturer. Emily Foulkes joins Alexa this week on Singing Teachers Talk about singing for trauma and the Singing for Health Network. KEY TAKEAWAYS The Singing for Health Network is a UK-based membership network for anyone interested or involved in Singing for Health, including singing practitioners, researchers, health and healthcare professionals. Their aim is to bridge research and practice and provide a platform for sharing practice and opportunities. The Singing for Health Network model is a work-in-progress representation of the different levels of singing groups, showing where they most commonly fit within the health system. It is intended to help practitioners from both arts and health sectors to understand which types of groups suit different conditions and needs. Emily's research took her in the direction of looking at trauma, mental health, and pain management. She ran a pilot research project for people with chronic pain while also training to be a trauma and mental health practitioner. There is research that leans towards the idea that singing can improve mental health, especially singing in groups can help us connect with other people and build relationships which is beneficial to mental health. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than three months and can't be treated. Chronic pain is associated with depression and other mental health issues. BEST MOMENTS ‘We're hard wired to sing, we were singing before we were speaking' ‘We can see the connectivity of singing together' ‘If I could do this every day, I think I could manage my pain so much better' EPISODE RESOURCES BAST Training Guest Website: www.singingforhealthnetwork.co.uk www.musicforgood.uk www.voicestudycentre.com Social Media: (Instagram) @thesingingforhealthnetwork (Instagram) @em.foulkes (Facebook) Singing for Health Network Forum (Twitter) @NetworkSinging (Twitter) @EmilyFoulkes1 Relevant Links & Mentions: The British Lung Foundation: lunguk.org Phoene Cave & The Musical Breath: www.themusicalbreath.com Dr Stephen Clift; Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University Bjorn Vickhoff et al; Choral Singing Has a Soothing Effect on Heart Rate: https://culturecase.org/research/2014/05/choral-singing-has-a-soothing-effect-on-heart-rate/ (For trauma awareness) Peter Levine; The Body Holds the Score by Bessel van Der Kolk; Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory Singing for Health Network Partners: Sound Sense; Sing Up & Sing Up Foundation; Making Music; Natural Voice Network Sing Up: https://www.singup.org/ ABOUT THE GUEST Emily has worked in Music for Well-being and Music Education for over 20 years, from national level at Youth Music, managing grant funding and networks to working as a practitioner. Since 2008, Emily has lived in Cornwall where she is the Director of Music for Good, a charity providing and supporting music for well-being in a range of settings. After receiving a bursary to complete MA studies, Emily gained a Distinction in her MA in Voice Pedagogy with a specialism in Singing for Health and Well-being. Her research and specialist work has led to winning commissions from the NHS and being awarded funding. Her research into Online Mindfulness and Singing for people with Anxiety and/or Depression is published in the International Journal for Community Music. Emily is a Trauma and Mental Health Practitioner and Trainer and is working with the Sing Up Foundation to further develop and roll out training for Singing Practitioners. Emily has presented her research at numerous conferences and has trained more than 100 singing practitioners in Trauma and Mental Health informed practice. She set up the Singing for Health Network in 2021 with the vision to bridge research and practice and support the singing for health movement. The aspiration is to bring together researchers, practitioners, healthcare professionals and to provide a useful platform for sharing and supporting the field. Emily is a Senior Lecturer with the Voice Study Centre supporting students on the MA in Voice Pedagogy. ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter's bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-biosSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Part of Ashgate's ambition is to change the conversation about death and dying… to enable conversations to happen in daylight, in general conversation, about death and dying. We're all going to die, its not something that any of us can avoid… ” Barbara-Anne Walker is the Chief Executive of Ashgate Hospice. Ashgate Hospice is a specialist hospice, providing palliative and end of life care for the community of North Derbyshire. Their vision is for people with a life-limiting illness to be able to live well, and have a good death. And for their families to be supported and comforted through the process. Less than 30% of hospice funding comes from the NHS and yet the hospices provide a vital service within the UK healthcare system. Barbara-Anne and her team at Ashgate Hospice have been prolific in engaging the community, campaigning and raising awareness for hospice funding, both locally as well as on the national stage. Barbara-Anne is emphatic about the need to change the conversation about death and dying. We talk about the organisation's iconic Sparkle Walk event. We also talk about Ashgate Hospice's own podcast, The Life and Death Podcast, which explores frank and honest conversations about death and what ‘dying well' really means. Barbara-Anne shares her thoughts on the importance of visible leadership and her role, as a leader, in creating a learning culture. She also shares some practical learnings gained from working through the pandemic. Recorded May 2022.
Working in the NHS for 27 years, Dr Clair Pollard is a Clinical Psychologist and Acting Director for a large psychology mental health trust in South London and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She also sustained a spinal cord injury during her training at the age of 25 which left her paraplegic and a wheelchair user. Undeterred by this, it was her determination and focus on her training that enabled her to come to terms with her acquired disability. She talks about the 'mental health tsunami' we are facing in the UK at the moment, particularly for young people but adds that the fact that people are talking about it more now is a huge advancement. She shares some great advice about how we can help both ourselves and others.She talks about the advantages and challenges of having a spinal cord injury in her role and her strategies of how she manages in the workplace by being assertive and not being apologetic, and how she feels she's a better psychologist because of what she's been through.Find Sophie on Instagram @sophieelwes.
Is presenteeism costing your business? In 2021 people turning up for work unfit to do so cost UK businesses £24-28 billion in terms of lost productivity. In the public sector 42% of people will turn up for work even if not well enough to do so. In the private sector this rises to 51%. People struggling with aspects of their mental health are particularly likely to succumb to presenteeism as they feel their careers may be negatively affected if they admit to having mental health issues. Physician, Psychiatrist and Senior Executive of privately held companies in the mental health field Andres Fonesca discusses presenteeism in the workplace, and what it might mean for your staff and your organisation. Andres addresses how to support your staff so that presenteeism doesn't negatively impact your organisation. Andres is committed to improving service provision for NHS patients. He is currently CEO of Thrive, a company dedicated to creating evidence-based digital tools to detect, prevent and treat mental health conditions. Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxO_TjxD9FI Connect with Andres: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andres-fonseca-1679b716/ Website: https://thrive.uk.com/ Email: email@example.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrFon Helping SME's build resilient, high performing teams and businesses, quickly, so they can innovate, deliver, and thrive. The SME's I work with typically struggle/suffer/ with one or more of these challenges: - no clear strategy - dysfunctional team dynamics - not knowing their vision or mission - feeling stuck and procrastinating - business not growing - leadership challenges If you want support in helping your organisation thrive, do get in contact with me: https://www.julianrobertsconsulting.com
In this week's episode, we share our experiences of attending the recent RCGP Annual Conference, and our thoughts on the topics that were covered in the talks at this year's event. We talk to RCGP Chair, Martin Marshall, about continuity of care, which he states is one of the defining features of general practice. Evidence has shown that continuity of care is associated with better health outcomes for patients, but how can doctors convince politicians and policymakers of the benefits of it? We also speak to Emma Gladwinfield, a GP in Rossendale, about how connecting with schools, churches and community centres is helping to build relationships with patients and deliver care in her local community. Our guests: Martin Marshall is the Chair of the RCGP, a GP in Newham, East London, and Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL. Emma Gladwinfield is a GP in Rossendale, East Lancashire. Further reading: ‘Tackling the crisis in primary care'. doi:10.1136/bmj.o1485. https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1485
Originally a doctor, Matthew Beatty was always drawn to the world of entrepreneurship, founding his first company in property technology (proptech). He then became an operator in the healthtech world by joining Huma, then called Medopad. Matt was the clinical lead of Huma's commercial team. Sapien are a digital clinic run via a mobile app which helps patients to prepare for surgery by optimising their physical and mental health. They also provide post-operative support which enables reduced complication rates and improved patient experience and outcomes. 10million operations are carried out each year in the NHS alone. Sapien's health coaching approach involves the patient in the decision-making process and gets them to engage more and have ownership of their health. Sapein are consciously working to improve the health coaching aspect with continuous iterative improvement based on both qualitative and quantitative feedback. We touch on the surgical market and peri-operative space and note that most innovation is happening on the surgeon or medtech side, with less innovation happening at the level of the patient. However, with the pandemic causing huge surgical backlogs, innovation is needed across the surgical value chain. Matt provides tips for working with the NHS, disucsses Sapien's experience of Amazon's AWS digital health accelerator and explains his process for writing some of the best and most regular investor updates that I receive.
In this episode, Jeannette talks to Michael Finnigan. He is a motivational speaker, an author and an elite coach. Michael is the man that inspires greatness and empowers everyone. When he took a course to become an accredited psychometric profiler, he was stunned to learn that the founders of that business wanted to retire and pass it on to him. He and Jeannette talk about his work in the world of sports, with ex-prisoners, kids that are struggling academically and some of his many other types of clients. They also discuss networking, identifying your personality type, taking the right approach to failure, bringing a team together and why it is vital to dream big and keep that dream alive. KEY TAKEAWAYS Being curious and tenacious opens you up to new experiences and opportunities. Don't judge people, just get to know them. You will be surprised by where this approach leads. Keep your dream alive. Don't lower your expectations. You are going to work hard. Make sure you are working hard at something that is worth it. Don't waste energy trying to be someone you are not. Instead, lean into who you are and work to maximise what you have to offer. There are 10 things you need to do to transform your life, which Michael explains briefly in the podcast. Be grateful for failure, it teaches you about what is missing, so you can correct that and succeed. We are culturally conditioned not to fail, not to risk anything or make mistakes. It's holding us back. Banter kills teams. If something bothers you it is not the thing itself. It's the importance you attach to it. BEST MOMENTS ‘That is when I studied psychometric, psychological profiling and found out that Thunderbirds was a valid psychological model. ´ ‘You've got to keep the dream alive.' ‘I won't work with someone who wants to change their Thunderbird.' ‘The right thought is all it takes to bounce back from failure.' This is the perfect time to get focused on what YOU want to really achieve in your business, career, and life. It's never too late to be BRAVE and BOLD and unlock your inner BRILLIANCE. If you'd like to join Jeannette's FREE Business Impact Seminar just DM Jeannette at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up via Jeannette's linktree https://linktr.ee/JLinfoot EPISODE RESOURCES Find out who W. Clement Stone was : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Clement_Stone Website : https://i2ihq.com/ VALUABLE RESOURCES Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/brave-bold-brilliant-podcast/id1524278970 ABOUT THE GUEST Leading motivational speaker, author and coach Michael Finnigan has been transforming businesses, sporting teams and individuals since 1992, after several years of studying and mentorship under the late, great W Clement Stone and his ‘people genius'. On completion of his study in psychological strategies to deliver personal change, Michael set out with one aim…to change millions of lives for the better. Kicking off his career in developing and achieving peak performance with scientific method and technique at its core, Michael's first client came in the form of ‘The Whirlwind', Jimmy White, at a time when he was battling several demons and needed serious help to not only excel in his snooker career and be the best he could be, but to live. The partnership was an incredible success, and as news of Jimmy's own personal ‘motivator' spread through the sporting world, Michael found himself quickly in demand from sports stars from around the world. He realised that the principles he had studied for many years to develop leaders and business people to be their best and achieve peak performance, also applied in sport, and soon found himself heavily involved in a successful 7 years at Everton FC, coaching Darren Clarke to win The Open championship in 2011, working behind the scenes with the team and Roberto Martinez when Wigan Athletic triumphed over football giant Manchester City and many more fantastic partnerships including Freddie Flintoff, Phil Neville, the India Cricket Team, the South Africa Cricket Team, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Bolton Wanderers. In business, Michael has worked internationally for 27 years developing and transforming companies of all shapes and sizes to achieve their goals. A regular feature at many client conferences, Michael has travelled the world speaking to thousands of people with Travel Counsellors, Vodafone, HSBC, Natwest, The British Army, The Police, our incredible NHS and many more, to divulge the science behind our behaviours and how his experience and the techniques used in ‘winning' with elite sportspeople and teams, can be easily translated into ‘winning' in the business world. From goal achievement, leadership, vision, mission, values, to endless inspirational and empowering stories from Michael's partnerships over the years, audiences leave a session with him feeling like they can take on the world. And do! The change seen in behaviours, attitudes and performance after a session with Michael and i2i is phenomenal and the results achieved after applying the knowledge gained speak to his effectiveness. ABOUT THE HOST Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development. Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams. CONTACT THE HOST Jeannette's linktree - https://linktr.ee/JLinfoot https://www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com/ YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtsU57ZGoPhm55_X0qF16_Q LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeannettelinfoot Facebook - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeannettelinfoot Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jeannette.linfoot/ Email - email@example.com Podcast Description Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big' international businesses to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start-ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true' to yourself is the order of the day.business, growth, scale, marketing, investment, investing, entrepreneurship, coach, consultant, mindset, six figures, seven figures, travel, industry, ROI, B2B, inspirational: https://linktr.ee/JLinfootSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sports and eating disorder dietician Renee McGregor is this week's guest on the 33Fuel podcast. Renee has over 20 years' experience working in a range of capacities, from NHS clinics to Olympic athletes within a range of sports. Within her unmatched depth of nutrition, one of Renee's particular areas of expertise is the subject of RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome). RED-S is ultimately caused by a combination of overtraining and under-fuelling, but it'd be remiss to think only elite athletes develop it. Our conversation explores how anyone can develop RED-S. Indeed, the average amateur athlete striving for optimal performance while juggling life's stressors can certainly develop the syndrome and, if unchecked, there can be serious health consequences. WEBSITE: https://www.33fuel.com/all-products/ TWITTER: www.twitter.com/33fuel FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/33fuel INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/33fuel/ EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org SHOW NOTES Renee's website: https://reneemcgregor.com/ Renee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r_mcgregor
How do you define wellbeing? It has a lot of different meanings, and it really depends on what lens you're looking through. That brings a challenge to organizations or teams that are trying to do the work.Many organizations have taken roles in human resources and tacked on “wellbeing” supervisor responsibilities. They know they need someone in that role but aren't really willing to dedicate the necessary resources. And depending on what experience that new wellbeing professional has, this looks wildly different, even within different teams in the same organization.What can be done about this? Actually defining what wellbeing and wellness mean and creating space and time for the person in the role to perform effectively in this role.But to get to that point, the organization and its leaders need to be on board with the investment of time, talent, and resources. This week on the podcast, we're talking to Sarah McGuinness and Chris Hewitt of Revolutionaries of Wellbeing about changes in corporate wellness programs, why being proactive benefits everyone, and how to look at wellness through a different lens.About Sarah McGuinness:Sarah McGuinness is a wellbeing disruptor, burnout awareness advocate and Founder/CEO of Revolutionaries of Wellbeing (ROW). ROW helps wellbeing leaders to be change makers and to create better workplaces, together. With a community of wellbeing champions from organisations around the globe, ROW is dedicated to helping leaders to develop professional expertise, access practical tools and resources, and network with peers and experts to meaningfully improve wellbeing.Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate wellbeing and behaviour change and has supported well-known organisations to improve the wellbeing of their people, including Sealord, the NHS, nib and Weta.She draws on her honours degree in psychology and degree in communication, training in health behaviour, coaching, fitness and facilitation, plus a 15+ year career in the corporate sector specialising in leadership and organisational development in Australia and New Zealand.She is a passionate mental health and wellbeing champion and is determined to reduce stigma and improve conversations around mental health, particularly with having lived experience of burnout, anxiety, and fibromyalgia. She has been featured in the media including on Stuff, NBR, Newshub/TV3, MiNDFOOD, Newstalk ZB and RNZ. Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn.About Chris Hewitt:Chris is ROW's Commercial Partnerships Manager and brings 15 years of experience in the professional development and events fields, with his most recent previous role managing a commercial portfolio of publications and events in the health, safety and wellbeing industry. He brings a wealth of programme management and commercial partnership experience, and has strong networks across the health, safety and wellbeing sectors both in New Zealand and overseas.He cares deeply about workplace wellbeing and is passionate about helping businesses lift their wellbeing performance. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn.Mentioned in this Episode of Mental Health for Leaders:Revolutionaries of Wellbeing (ROW)Join the monthly digital subscription
Rishi Sunak sat down this evening for a 30-minute interview with Andrew Neil. They covered the economy, the NHS, immigration and the former chancellor's personal finances. Sunak knew he was taking a risk in sitting down with Neil. Was it worth it? Max Jeffery speaks to Katy Balls and Kate Andrews. Produced by Max Jeffery.
It's In the News! The tops diabetes stories this week include: Australian scientists say they have a new way to restore insulin production using an existing and approved drug, Tandem rolls out bolus by phone for wider release and acquires Capillary Biomedical, an infusion set maker. Dexcom adds Spanish as a language option for the G6, a necklace is said to be able to monitor glucose levels and Netflix's Purple Hearts focuses on type 1 medical costs as a plot point. Learn more about the T1D Exchange: https://t1dexchange.org/stacey/ Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Episode Transcription Below (or coming soon!) Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! *Click here to learn more about OMNIPOD* *Click here to learn more about AFREZZA* *Click here to learn more about DEXCOM* Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I'm Stacey Simms and these are the top diabetes stories and headlines of the past seven days. XX In the news is brought to you by T1D Exchange! T1D Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for the entire T1D population. https://t1dexchange.org/stacey/ XX Australian scientists say they have a new way to restore insulin production in pancreatic cells, using a drug that's already approved for use in humans. In lab experiments on pancreatic stem cells from donors with type 1 diabetes, the team was able to activate them to begin expressing insulin by exposing them to a drug compound known as GSK126. These cells don't normally produce insulin, but the drug let them functionally step into the shoes of the beta cells that had stopped working. In principle, a single course of this kind of drug over a few days could replace the need for regular insulin shots in diabetics. The new treatment would work much faster, within a matter of days, and without the need for surgery. But perhaps the biggest advantage is that GSK126 is already approved by the US FDA and elsewhere in the world as a treatment for cancer. Its safety profile is already being assessed in clinical trials, which could reduce hurdles down the road for its use against diabetes. That said, the scientists caution that it is still very early days. These experiments were conducted on cells in culture – not even in animals yet – so there's still plenty of work to do. Nevertheless, it remains an intriguing new possible tool. https://newatlas.com/medical/diabetes-breakthrough-insulin-production-existing-drug/ XX Couple of big announcements from Tandem Diabetes this week. They've widened the roll out of their Mobile Bolus feature, now open to all customers with in-warranty tslim x2 pumps and compatible smart phones. Approved earlier this year, it has been available for a few weeks to a small group of users. https://www.tandemdiabetes.com/products/software-apps/tconnect-mobile XX Tandem also announced it acquired infusion set developer Capillary Biomedical, an infusion set maker. To quote the press release: Capillary Biomedical's unique extended wear infusion set technology is currently in development and not commercially available. The company designed its SteadiFlow seven-day-wear infusion set technology to significantly extend patient wear time to a week and maintain insulin stability. Capillary Biomedical received FDA investigational device exemption for the platform in January of this year. https://www.drugdeliverybusiness.com/tandem-diabetes-acquires-capillary-biomedical-infusion/ XX Dexcom is launching their G6 mobile app in Spanish. It is estimated that 11.8% of U.S. Latino adults have diagnosed diabetes. Dexcom says, “ “Launching the Dexcom G6 app in Spanish is a positive step toward improving health equity for individuals with diabetes who primarily speak Spanish.” To access the Dexcom G6 mobile app in Spanish, users need to install the latest version of the app and set their compatible iOS (v1.10.1) or Android (v1.10.0) smartphone* language to Spanish (any dialect/region). The app will automatically display in Spanish as long as the phone language is set to Spanish. XX Big issue for a diabetes app in the UK. CamAps FX is an automated insulin delivery system that works with Dexcom and Tandem. But Google has blocked it from the Play Store and won't let it send text message alerts. Camdiab, the company behind it, is having to send the messages via another service and pay for each one individually. Google said it doesn't allow any apps, other than the designated text message app on a device, to send SMS messages. CamAps FX spent 15 years in development by experts at Cambridge University and was the first system of its kind to be recommended by the NHS for use by children from the age of one, and pregnant people. We'll see if the court of public opinion has any sway on what happens here. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62184812 XX Should we get excited about a new smart necklace said to measure glucose in sweat? Ohio State University recently presented the necklace, which has a clasp and pendant with biochemical sensors installed on the back so that when placed around the neck, it could capture the sweat and analyze glucose, serotonin, sodium, potassium, and hydrogen levels. In one experiment where people cycled and drank sugary drinks, the sweat measured the increased glucose levels with a 98.9% accuracy. They didn't really say what that means, though. Long way to go here but interesting idea. https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/38989/20220726/smart-necklace-track-wearers-health-status-98-9-accuracy-using.htm XX The T1D Exchange Registry is a research study conducted online over time, designed to foster innovation and improve the lives of people with T1D. The platform is open to both adults and children with T1D living in the U.S. Personal information remains confidential and participation is fully voluntary. Once enrolled, participants will complete annual surveys and have the opportunity to sign up for other studies on specific topics related to T1D. The registry aims to improve knowledge of T1D, accelerate the discovery and development of new treatments and technologies, and generate evidence to support policy or insurance changes that help the T1D community. By sharing opinions, experiences and data, patients can help advance meaningful T1D treatment, care and policy. The registry is now available on the T1D Exchange website and is simple to navigate, mobile and user-friendly. For more information or to register, go to www.t1dregistry.org/stacey XX A new Netflix movie featuring type 1 is getting a lot of attention: Called Purple Hearts, it tells the story of Aspiring singer-songwriter Cassie Salazar (Sofia Carson). The synopsis says: Chasing her dreams isn't exactly easy when she's juggling multiple jobs and trying to keep her Type I diabetes at bay. Raised by an immigrant single mother and navigating a cruel health-care system, Cassie has seen how the “Land of the Free” has been everything but for people like her. After learning that Marine spouses get full health benefits and extra pay, Cassie comes up with an idea to marry one. Although the marriage is temporary, their true feelings for each other are revealed when an unexpected tragedy sends her now husband home earlier than expected. I've reached out to the film makers. We'll see if this one gets type 1 right.. but it sounds like they understand some of the health care system. XX Next week I'm talking to Jeff Ryan, who was diagnosed with type 1 as a little kid back in 1971. He also lives with an essential tremor, and was one of the first people to have brain surgery for it. Which was very successful. The long format episode out right now is with Sebastien Sassville who tals about completed the race across America – a coast to coast cycling race in just 12 days. Listen wherever you get your podcasts That's In the News for this week.. if you like it, please share it! Thanks for joining me! See you back here soon.
For so many of us, football is a huge part of our everyday lives. Our passion for our clubs can be all consuming — leading to huge commitments in terms of time, money and effort to support the teams we love. It's a way of life. Sometimes, though, that passion can lead to something else, something darker. Addictions, violence, damaging lifestyles and brushes with the law that can have huge consequences on life are not uncommon among some who follow the game. Alongside Amanda Jacks, a case worker for The Football Supporters' Association, Gareth Roberts looked into these lifestyles. When can football fanaticism be too much? How prevalent are addictions to drugs and alcohol among supporters? And for those that turn to violence in the name of the game, why do they do it, what motivates them and how can they get out of it once they are sucked in? Amanda and Gareth spoke to supporters up and down the land who have been there, seen it and done it. They spoke to police, an NHS mental health worker and the head of security for the English Football League, too. Are there issues that need to be tackled? Does the current approach work? And how many fans are paying the price for passion?
There is a chapter in Nehemiah that explains this peculiar moment in America. It was when the struggling Jews hit the mid point in restoring their nations walls and gates and the enemy saw their progress and went crazy. On Sunday we'll be 100 days till midterms. The American Firewall will be half way built. We're gonna stop this fire and meet it with fire from God. Let's talk about that. But first, what's happening around the world right now is amazing. Satan's agenda is being pushed back and the timing of events is thrown off. The Great Reset is sucking wind in Europe. Roe v. Wade was a moment that symbolizes the shift in momentum. The change is not just here, it's global. Democracy's are shaking as Sri Lanka, Italy, U.K. Netherlands, France, Germany all feel the impact as the people rise against the ruler elites. 100 days from this Sunday the Democrat apparatus will be shattered in midterms. The thing they fear and talk about already is that Trump is heading back with a blueprint (called a Schedule F) to break their Leviathan grip on America through big government labrynth of three letter agencies CDC, NHS, DHS,DOJ, FBI, etc. - all of them see what's coming. Remember who now holds power in office and media. They are the party that boasted in Time Magazine that they had to call off 200 groups of anarchists ready to burn down American streets if Trump got near to an election night victory. They are the party that is trying to put Steve Bannon in prison. This is no time to be punching the air. We need to hit the target. With so much at stake this is the moment in my lifetime when the church needs to see and agree on the threat and move AS ONE. The good news is that God is showing us how to advance.