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  • Episode 35: Backstage with Dr Karen Kirkham (CMO of Deloitte)

    This episode is witih Dr Karen Kirkham, who is Chief Medical Officer of Deloitte. Karen has been a practising GP for over 30 years, and previously was Clinical Lead for the Dorset Integrated Care System, as well as a National Clinical Advisor for Systems Development with NHSE/I. She's an insightful, well-respected, inspiring leader who's not afraid to speak up, and is a huge advocate for clinical leadership.This is an honest conversation from someone with decades of experience across the NHS and private sector, who really cares about nurturing young leaders.*Highlights:Early influences (2 mins)First steps in leadership (6 mins)Self development (9 mins)Getting a coach (14 mins)Taking opportunities (18 mins)Having a plan - or not (20 mins)Juggling clinical work and leadership (22 mins)Family, and tips for work life balance (29 mins)Finding confidence (36 mins)Quick fire (43 mins) *Resources:Her book recommendation: Beyond The Summit, by Todd SkinnerMore on Karen and her role with Deloitte *Social media@Karen_kirkham2@NextGGP/ @nishmanek 

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  • Episode 34: Backstage with Dr Claire Fuller

    Our 2024 season kicks off with Dr Claire Fuller, who is the National Medical Director of Primary Care for NHSE, a role she's held since September 2023.Prior to that she was Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System Chief Executive, having previously been the Accountable Officer for the CCG. She's been a practising GP in the area since 1995.In November 2021, Claire was invited by NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard to lead a national piece of work looking at primary care within integrated care systems, to identify what was working well and why. The output became known as the Fuller Stocktake, and was co-signed by all 42 ICS Chief Executives who committed to the recommendations.She was HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year in 2017, and is regularly named in the HSJ list of most influential people in the NHS.Claire has spoken at Next Gen GP programmes before, and she’s always full of energy, very honest (as you’ll see!), and a strong advocate for young leaders.*Highlights:Reflections on her NHSE role so far (3 mins)GP retention (10 mins)Early influences (16 mins)Darkest moment (20 mins)Personal development (23 mins)Proudest roles (26 mins)Imposter syndrome (29 mins)Juggling clinical work with leadership (30 mins)Motherhood (33 mins)Finding energy and headspace (42 mins)Quick fire (44 mins) *Resources:The Fuller Stocktake *Social mediaClaire Fuller@NextGGP/ @nishmanek 
  • Episode 33. Backstage with: Prof Michael West

    After a bit of a break, The Next GenCast is back with some amazing guests for you...And that starts with this episode, which is with our most requested guest since the podcast started- Professor Michael West. Michael West is officially Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University, but he’s known to many as the guru on compassionate leadership for the NHS. He’s worked tirelessly to develop cultures of high quality and compassionate care in health services over the last 35 years with a strong focus on the wellbeing of staff. Amongst a myriad of achievements, he led the development of the NHS National Staff Survey, and recently co-chaired the two-year independent inquiry on behalf of the UK General Medical Council into the mental health and well-being of doctors. He was appointed a CBE in 2020 for services to compassion and innovation in healthcare. *Highlights:His story (5 mins)How does showing compassion differ from just being nice? (10 mins)Core elements of compassionate leadership (14 mins)What stops us from doing this? (20 mins)Dealing with difficult leaders (29 mins)Happiness at work (35 mins)Moral distress (37 mins)Listening with fascination - top tips (43 mins)Self compassion (48 mins) Quick fire (55 mins) *Resources:His latest book- "Compssionate Leadership: Sustaining Wisdom, Humanity and Presence in Health and Social Care"His book recommendation: Hope in the Dark, by Rebecca SolnitA helpful explainer on compassionate leadership by Michael West, with The Kings Fund *Social media:@WestM61@NextGGP/ @nishmanek *Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the
  • Episode 32. Backstage with: Oliver Burkeman.

    This is our Next GenCast Christmas Special!We've done something different for this one: instead of hearing from a leader, this episode is with the utterly brilliant best-selling author and journalist, Oliver Burkeman. His latest book "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals", was easily my best read of 2022, and might give you lots to think about over the Xmas period.The average person has about 4000 weeks on planet earth, which doesn't sound like much does it? But I promise this isn’t a pessimistic episode about how short life is, or full of cliches about living in the moment- in his book, Oliver Burkeman shares an amazing philosophy to overcome overwhelm when it comes to choosing how to spend the rest of your four thousand weeks. *Highlights:The premise of the book (5 mins)Prioritising (14.5 mins)FOMO (19 mins)Work-life balance (25 mins)Making 'enlarging and diminishing' choices (33 mins)Imposter syndrome (36 mins)Inbox Zero (39 mins)Pay yourself first (46 mins) Procrastinating (47.5 mins) *Resources:Oliver's latest book- Four Thousand WeeksThe Antidote (another brilliant book by him)His viral article on "Winging it" mentioned around 36 mins inAnother great podcast episode he recorded with Stephen BartlettHis website and newsletter *Social media:@oliverburkeman@NextGGP/ @nishmanek *Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the
  • Episode 31. Backstage with: Dr Aarti Bansal.

    This episode is an extra special collaboration with the wonderful team at FairHealth.They are an amazing charity set up by GPs, offering free resources to help anyone in the NHS to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to work in areas of deprivation. This episode is hosted by Dr Rachel Steen, producer of the brilliant Finding Fair Health podcast. Rachel is a GP in Sheffield, and runs the GP Trailblazer scheme. She's also an invaluable part of the Next Gen GP leadership team, having hosted programmes in her patch in Sheffield and supported our team out there.For this episode, she interviews Dr Aarti Bansal.Aarti’s a GP in Sheffield, and she founded the incredible Greener Practice network in 2017. They are an inspiring network of GPs across the country, who aim to enthuse and engage our primary care community in action towards environmentally sustainable healthcare.*Highlights:Aart'is drive for Greener Practice and sustainability (4 mins)What can we do as health professionals (8 mins)Four pillars of sustainability (10 mins)Prevention (11.5 mins)Social determinants of health (16 mins)Greener Practice (20 mins)Challenges with bringing new people on board (29 mins)Leadership lessons (30.5 mins) Top tips, role model, and a book (35 mins) *Resources:Greener PracticeNancy Kline – Time to Think (book)Active Hope (book) Finding FairHealth Podcast (hosted by Rachel Steen)Next Gen Webinar on Greener practice with Aarti's team- worth a watch if you missed it! *Social media:@rmsteen@NextGGP/ @nishmanek *Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the
  • Episode 30. Backstage with: Sir Michael Marmot

    We are back! And this is an extra special episode to kick us off, with none other than Professor Sir Michael Marmot, the guru of health inequalities. Sir Michael Marmot's work has changed how physicians, public health experts and governments think about health inequity. His work has been cited more than 250,000 times, and his influential Review has spread from the Eastern Mediterranean in 2019 to Manchester in 2021. You might have seen Sir Michael’s reports, read his books including The Health Gap, or perhaps you’ve heard him speak. But for this conversation, we wanted to get to know the man behind the title...*Highlights:Key messages of his work (3.5 mins)Growing up (8 mins)His first interest in health inequalities (13 mins)Changing track (17.5 mins)Politics (29 mins)Persuading people (38 mins)Ten years on (46 mins)Hope (51 mins) *ResourcesRCGP modules on health inequalitiesHis book The Health GapOur other episodes realted to health inequalites- with Bola Owolabi and Laura Neilson *Social media:@MichaelMarmot@NextGGP/ @nishmanek *Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the
  • Episode RE-RELEASE: with Laura Neilson.

    Continuing our summer re-release series, this episode is with the amazing Dr Laura Neilson. Laura invariably moves our Next Gen audiences to tears and sparks standing ovations, because of her incredibly powerful story of influencing health inequalities from when she was only a medical student.Laura is the CEO of Hope Citadel Healthcare CIC, and a director of the Focused Care CIC - a unique approach to managing vulnerable patients in areas of deprivation. She founded Hope Citadel whilst she was a medical student living on a council estate in Oldham. She noticed the inequality in healthcare for the poorest, seeing the "inverse care law" in stark reality, and decided that it was possible to make a difference – so she set up a GP practice. Hope Citadel now run 11 GP practices in some of the most hard-pressed areas of Greater Manchester, aiming to provide whole-person healthcare to all.*Highlights:Her early influences (3 mins)'Noticing the gap' (7 mins)Digging deep and finding courage (9 mins)Setting up Hope Citadel (13 mins)Stories that made her stop (19 mins)Going to too many funerals (21 mins)"Focused care" (23.5 mins)Being told she couldn't do it (28 mins)Feeling out of her depth (30.5 mins)Feeling overwhelmed tackling health inequalities (37 mins)The role of doctors in social justice (41.5 mins)Her vision for her patients (43 mins)What can we do? (45 mins)Sustaining her energy (48 mins)Final 3 questions - a leader, a book, and top tips (50 mins)*Resources:Focused careBrene Brown's Dare to Lead book and the podcast on SpotifyHealth Equity in England- the Marmot Review 10 years on*Social media:@NextGGP/@nishmanek*Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the loop about future webinars, podcast episodes, and our virtual