Finding fairhealth podcast
Episode 16- Farzana Hussain
Finding Fairhealth through silver linings
The amazing and inspiring Dr Farzana Hussain fills us in on her busy year in General Practice in one of the hardest hit areas for Covid-19 in the country (2mins). We discuss the silver linings in a challenging year (3mins) and why she loves working as a GP in Newham (7mins30). We talk about the challenges she finds working in an area of deprivation but also the feeling of meaningful work and achievement that she feels she wouldn’t get elsewhere. She champions human-to-human interaction and seeing each of her patients as the individuals that they are (10mins).
Farzana has created something very special with her team at The Project Surgery in Newham. We discuss practice culture (18mins 30s), community and how she has created the amazing team she works so closely with today. We discuss the importance of autonomy (21m 30s) for her in managing her busy week and how still manages to make time for herself and her family.
Farzana explains her experience as prominent BAME woman working in General Practice at the moment (23m 40s). We discuss her role as primary care network (PCN) lead locally and co-chair of the PCN federation at NHS confederation. We discuss getting the balance right between making a difference at a national and local level (25mins) and an insight into the communication channels and challenges for her across the system. We also discuss some of the opportunities going forward to tackle health inequalities that PCNs can bring (29mins).
As always on the podcast we finish with Farzana’s magic genie wish (37mins) and her book/resource (38mins) recommendation.