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Contraception: Commonsense and controversy

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Welcome back.  I have had a few weeks off and this is the first podcast for a while. I have invited Dr Penny Wilson – our resident GP / Gynae / Women’s health expert back onto the podcast to discuss her approach to the common presentation of contraception counselling.  We also discuss the recent controversy […]

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Letter to my Registrars: On statins and stuff

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Last week in Australia – a 2 part documentary on the Catalyst program (ABC1) raised a lot of questions about the use of statins for the management of low-risk patient’s cholesterol levels.  This letter is addressed to my trainees.   Dear Registrars, By now you have probably had a few patients come through your door […]

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Broome Docs Podcast 010: Suicide Assessment with Dr Rob Orman

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Back in July I wrote a bit of a long rant titled: “On Evidence, Education, Errors, Ego and Expert Intuition” in which I tried to outline my approach to clinical decision-making, the use of evidence and the role of simple safety principles when we are dealing with high-risk clinical scenarios.  As I was writing this I […]

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Saving Mothers’ Lives: Reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer

The Poms have just released the 8th triennial report into Maternal Deaths in the UK.  It is worth reading if you do regular antenatal care or Obs and have 3 hours to spare (maybe during a troublesome second stage?).  If you prefer the shorter version to can read the Executive Summary (21 pages).  However there […]