Rad Talk

Rad Talk

The First Therapeutic Radiographer led Oncology Podcast. Discussing a wide range of medical and oncology topics along with sharing experiences from patients, students and healthcare professionals within the cancer care and wider medical community. Founder and host: Naman Julka-Anderson Host: Jo McNamara

All Episodes

Discussion about breaking down barriers and career progression as an Allied Health Professional, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and getting involved with humanitarian work. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Rachael Moses OBE. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) If you feel comfortable, reach out to a friend from a protected characteristic and ask them about their story. 2) Think of a time when someone has helped or supported you, have you given them help or support back? 3) Look at who is in your circle, what are their protected characteristics? How can you support them better? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-physio-matters-podcast/id785762010 https://thebusinessofhealthcare.libsyn.com/89-uncomfortable-truths-with-rachael-moses

Nov 25

53 min 22 sec

Discussion about experiences of LGBTQ+ patients and healthcare professionals and Queering Cancer. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Dr. Amanda Bolderston. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) How does your own identity influence your practice, your academic work or your research? 2) What do you think your gaps are in terms of knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community? 3) What learning plan can you put into place to address some of these gaps? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: Queering cancer: https://queeringcancer.ca/ Improving the health care experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients. Bolderston & Ralph (2016) https://www.radiographyonline.com/article/S1078-8174(16)30013-X/pdf Coming out or staying in: the experiences of gay and lesbian therapeutic radiographers. Bolderston 2020. https://www.radiographyonline.com/article/S1078-8174(19)30210-X/fulltext Inclusive Care (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/inclusivecareproject/

Nov 24

43 min 1 sec

Discussion about working as the Students and new Professionals Officer at the Society and College of Radiographers. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Nichola Jamison. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) How do you think you could adapt your approach to working alongside a newly qualified radiographer joining your team in 2021? 2) Given the challenges within your department at the moment, what extra support mechanisms are available to students? 3) Given clinical placement capacity issues, how could you adapt your placement to support additional students and ensure they get a high quality experience? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: http://www.sor.org/swm http://www.sor.org/npm https://www.sor.org/events

Nov 17

26 min 13 sec

Discussion about working at NHS England within Equality, Diversity and Inclusion along with shared personal stories. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Shareen Pavaday. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) Think about a time where you have recognised your clinical and professional practice needed to adapt to include the needs of patients/colleagues. 2)Where do you see the importance of EDI in your workplace? 3) What do you understand about your own identity and how does it differ from other colleagues? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: Inclusive recruitment: https://www.nhsemployers.org/publications/inclusive-recruitment Blog by Shareen “Finding Me:” https://www.fullframecoach.com/post/finding-me-shareen How can I tackle micro-aggressions: https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m690 Micro-aggression: what it really means: https://www.nursingtimes.net/opinion/microaggression-what-it-really-means-05-06-2020/

Nov 16

1 hr 5 min

Discussion about the Society and College of Radiographers, Radiography Workforce and European Federation of Radiographer Societies. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Charlotte Beardmore who is a Registered Radiographer (Diagnostic and Therapeutic), Executive Director of Professional Policy at the Society and College of Radiographers, President of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies and an Honorary member of the Royal College of Radiologists. To use this podcast as CPD look at these reflection points: 1) Have you thought about seeking out a mentor, how would you go about this and how might this help you? 2) Reflect why using your protected title when you introduce yourself is important. E.g.: “Hello my name is xxx and I’m a therapeutic radiographer, I will ….” 3) What opportunities might you have to get involved in the work of the Society and College of Radiographers? How can you find out? Complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: The Society and College of Radiographers: https://www.sor.org Radiography Special Interest Groups: https://www.sor.org/about/get-involved/special-interest-groups The Valerie Carr Award: https://www.collegeofradiographers.ac.uk/education/vca European Federation of Radiographer Societies https://www.efrs.eu STEM Ambassador: https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors

Nov 8

42 min 49 sec

World Radiography Day 2021 special edition. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara answer questions from the public.

Nov 8

38 min 7 sec

Discussion about male sexual dysfunction and therapeutic radiographer led research. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with William Kinnaird who is a Urology Research and Development Therapeutic Radiographer at University College London Hospital. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) Reflect upon how you currently support patients and the daily discussions you have. How can you change your practice to further support patients who are likely to experience side effects affecting sexual function? 2) Read this article https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijcp.13873 and ensure you are aware of what side effects patients may experience as a result of treatment. 3) Take some time to discuss with your departmental oncologists and clinical specialists to establish what referral pathways are available to your patients. If you are already aware of these, consider how you can increase the knowledge of your colleagues. 4) Reflect on how you could incorporate research into your work and the benefits of research-led practice. Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/prosper/ https://talkingaboutsex-prostatecancer.org/ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijcp.13873 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1460396920000059 https://wchh.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/tre.800 https://shop.prostatecanceruk.org/pdf/publication/3418-post-hormone-and-radiotherapy-ed-guide_interactive.pdf https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/living-with-prostate-cancer/sex-and-relationships https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6797309/ https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3436&context=psy_facpub https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1470204518307800?via%3Dihub https://www.ipm.org.uk/

Nov 3

46 min 16 sec

Discussion about BRCA mutation and BRCA chat charity. Naman Julka-Anderson catches up with Christen Williams. To use this podcast as CPD look at these reflection points: 1) Reflect on what the BRCA gene does and what happens if it develops into a BRCA mutation. 2) Reflect on how you could help raise awareness of the BRCA mutation. Complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: https://brcachat.com/ Understanding BRCA: Living with the Breast Cancer Gene - book by Clarissa Foster

Nov 2

29 min 7 sec

Discussion about being a Clinical Fellow for the Chief Allied Health Professionals Officer (CAHPO) (England) and Thriving with Dyslexia. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Janice St. John Matthews. To use this podcast as CPD look at these reflection points: 1) Reflect upon how you could support a student with dyslexia within the clinical setting. 2) Reflect upon the benefits of crowdsourcing and how you could utilise this within an area of your practice. Complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: Disability Student Allowance: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowance-dsa Blog about AHPs Listen project: https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/allied-health-professions-listen-inclusion-and-collaboration/ I & TP Article on support radiography learners with dyslexia on placement (2016): https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Supporting-radiography-learners-with-dyslexia-John-Matthews-Pace/e64238008dce060d0f803ba405e0048459231707 Crowdsourcing articles: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1078817420300717 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1078817418301743

Oct 23

39 min 33 sec

Discussion around a radiographer led sexual care clinic. Naman Julka-Anderson chats with Loryn Caulfield a consultant therapeutic radiographer working at Oxford Cancer Centre. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1)Reflect on what you have learned from this podcast and whether it will impact on your practice. 2)Consider your experience of communicating with patients about sexuality and intimacy. 3)Review your skills and assess whether you feel you would benefit from further training. 4)Does your department/geographical area offer a service to manage patients sexuality and intimacy concerns after radiotherapy? If not is this something you can introduce? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: An evaluation of a therapeutic radiographer led “sexual care after radiotherapy” clinic Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2021.02.009 “Intimacy & Sexuality for Cancer Patients and their Partners a Booklet of Tips & Ideas for your Journey of Recovery” Dr. D Brandenburg, L Grover, and B Quinn NHS Pan-Birmingham Cancer Psychology Services, 2010. Available at: Intimacy & Sexuality for Cancer Patients & their Partners (breastcancernow.org)

Oct 8

31 min 12 sec

Discussion around sexual care for patients. Naman Julka-Anderson chats with Samantha Evans about sexual care for patients, why ingredients in lubricants matter and her company Jo Divine https://www.jodivine.com/. Reflective points and tips: 1) Do not assume your patient isn't interested in enjoying sex because they're older, have cancer, single or have a disability. 2) Do not assume the sexual orientation of your patient. 3) Open the conversation by explaining how treatment may impact upon sexual health, intimacy and pleasure including vaginal tightness, dryness, painful sex, decreased sexual sensation, erectile issues, loss of confidence and low libido and reassure your patients that there is plenty of practical help, advice and products to help them regain their sexual function. ( see below). 4) Learn about what practical help is available including sexual lubricants, moisturizers, skin safe sex toys, and dilators and other products as well as pelvic health physiotherapy and psychosexual therapy. 5)Educate yourself about why ingredients matter in sexual lubricants and vaginal moisturizers and the importance of using skin safe dilators and sex toys. 6)Think beyond PIV sex, many people enjoy great sex beyond penetration, so educate yourself about the many ways people enjoy sexual intimacy and pleasure, including sex toys, lubricants, vaginal moisturisers and other products that can help them regain their sexual function, reclaim their sex life and make it fun. If you are unsure about what to say or recommend, signpost your patients to Jo Divine for more advice. Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/perspectives/breast-cancer-and-confidence https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/sexual-health/enjoying-sex-after-womb-cancer https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/sexual-health/sex-and-breast-cancer https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/sexual-health/enjoying-sex-after-cervical-cancer https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/sexual-health/when-sex-is-silent-living-with-cancer https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/sexual-health/enjoying-sex-after-vulval-cancer https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/sex-tips/prostate-cancer-surgery-can-affect-sex-for-both-partners https://www.jodivine.com/blogs/sexual-health/getting-back-into-sex-after-womb-cancer-aged-24 https://cics.thinkific.com/courses/sex-toys-and-sex-therapy Link to journal article around ingredients in lubricant: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13697137.2015.1124259.

Oct 3

38 min 15 sec

Discussion around what The Little C Club do. Jodie Thompson and Naman Julka-Anderson chat with Nic, a nurse and Jen, a teacher who both met during their cancer treatments. They have worked together to create some flashcards to help parents and children communicate together when their parent or loved one has a cancer diagnosis. Go to https://www.littlecclub.com/ for more information!

Sep 30

27 min 8 sec

Discussion about the RePAIR project. Naman Julka-Anderson catches up with Mandy Tuckey and Nicky Hutton who are RePAIR champions to discuss what the RePAIR project is, what they have been doing in their roles and what the future holds for them. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) What strategies have you used to help learners in your department to achieve their full potential and ensure they get the support needed? 2) How do you think the findings from RePAIR is shaping the way you support students and newly qualified staff? 3) What changes could you make to the support offered to students and newly qualified staff to ensure they continue to feel valued and supported in your department. 4) How could you work more collaboratively with your HEI/radiotherapy department to promote recruitment initiatives? 5) If you could offer yourself one piece of advice if you were a student radiographer or newly qualified member of staff to support your future career pathway, what would it be? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/reducing-pre-registration-attrition-improving-retention

Jul 13

32 min 14 sec

Discussion about medical tattooing and medical hypnosis. Jodie Thompson and Naman Julka-Anderson chat with Vicky Martin. Check her website out: https://vickymartinmethod.com/about-vicky/.

Jul 8

25 min 45 sec

Jodie Thompson and Naman Julka-Anderson chat with Professor Pat Price, chair of the charity Action Radiotherapy to discuss what the charity does. We also discuss the APPGRT - a group of MP's bringing the voice of RT into parliament . The coronavirus pandemic and the effect its had on cancer services as a whole, also what we need as a workforce on the ground.

May 31

21 min 46 sec

An update from our wellbeing podcast at the start of the pandemic. Jodie Thompson and Naman Julka-Anderson chat with Melanie Clarkson. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) How would you currently rate your wellbeing on a scale of 1-10 (1 being poor and 10 being excellent)? 2) What ideas from the podcast might you implement into your day-to-day life to improve your wellbeing? 3) How do you hope they will improve your personal wellbeing? 4) How might you use this learning to impact on your department team wellbeing? 5) From an increase personal and team wellbeing, what positive impact do you expect on the service provided for patients? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: NHS link https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing/ https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/support-now/staff-mental-health-and-wellbeing-hubs/ https://www.nhsemployers.org/people/health-and-wellbeing Wellbeing ideas Breath work https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p09652dl Mindfulness meditations https://www.garyheads.co.uk/page/meditations/ Sound Therapy music to reduce anxiety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcAVejslrU

Apr 15

40 min 57 sec

Discussion around recruitment, retention and attrition within therapeutic radiography as a profession. Naman Julka-Anderson chats with Macmillan Clinical Fellows Hazel Pennington and Joanna McNamara and Shannon Johnson who is a STEM ambassador.

Feb 25

1 hr 9 min

Discussion about wellbeing during the pandemic. Jodie Thompson and Naman Julka-Anderson chat with Melanie Clarkson. We discuss her wellbeing toolkit which identifies triggers and coping strategies. To use this podcast as CPD look at the reflection points: 1) How would you currently rate your wellbeing on a scale of 1-10 (1 being poor and 10 being excellent)? 2) What ideas from the podcast might you implement into your day-to-day life to improve your wellbeing? 3) How do you hope they will improve your personal wellbeing? 4) How might you use this learning to impact on your department team wellbeing? 5) From an increase personal and team wellbeing, what positive impact do you expect on the service provided for patients? Then complete this form for your digital badge: https://bit.ly/3GbtR1X. Links from podcast: NHS link https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing/ https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/support-now/staff-mental-health-and-wellbeing-hubs/ https://www.nhsemployers.org/people/health-and-wellbeing Wellbeing ideas Breath work https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p09652dl Mindfulness meditations https://www.garyheads.co.uk/page/meditations/ Sound Therapy music to reduce anxiety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcAVejslrU

Apr 2020

40 min 25 sec

A discussion about continuous professional development, submitting your CPD and the evidence and reflections you need to include. Jodie Thompson and Naman Julka-Anderson chat with Ellie Cradock who is an SOR rep and Zoe Grant who is course leader for BSc Radiotherapy & Oncology at University of Suffolk.

Feb 2020

42 min 45 sec

Discussion on being a newly qualified therapeutic radiographer and the transition from student to professional. Jodie Thompson and Naman Julka-Anderson chat with Savannah Cave and Sarah Bradder both newly qualified therapeutic radiographers.

Nov 2019

47 min 49 sec