Hosts Jane Scullion and Dr Steve Holmes talk to respiratory colleagues about their work, research and interests, and find out a little bit about their personal lives and what makes them who they are. This is an educational, but also entertaining podcast series that we know you’ll enjoy listening to! Do let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests.

Subscribe to the series on any of these platforms:


A tiny auditory taster of what Talking Respiratory is all about …


Approval code: RESP-GB-NP-00340 Date of preparation: September 2021


 

EPISODES

Introducing Talking Respiratory

In this short preview episode, hosts Jane Scullion and Steve Holmes turn the microphones on each other as they test out some of the questions they’ll be putting to guests.

Approval code: RESP-GB-NP-00341
Date of preparation: September 2021

 

Respiratory epidemiology: what can we learn from this specialty?

In this episode Dr Steve Holmes talks to Professor Jenni Quint about what respiratory epidemiology can teach us, how to accurately record valuable data and how patients with COPD might need extra cardiovascular care. Steve finds out a bit more about Jenni’s day-to-day work and her career, and why every clinician could benefit from considering the academic aspects of their work. He also finds out about her childhood ambitions to fly high, her inspirational teachers, and how life at home keeps her grounded.  

Approval code: RESP-GB-NP-00363
Date of preparation: October 2021

 

Why haven’t we improved on asthma deaths in the UK?

In this episode Dr Steve Holmes talks to Dr Mark Levy about his involvement with the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) report and how important that report has been, GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma) and their recommendations, and what could be done to reduce asthma deaths in the UK. Steve also talks to Mark about his incredible career, his passions outside of work, and the advice he’d give to clinicians just beginning their journey.

The views expressed in this episode are those of Dr Levy and Dr Holmes, and represent personal/professional recommendations and not those of Teva UK.
Approval code: RESP-GB-NP-00364
Date of preparation: October 2021

 

Exertional breathlessness in active people: what should we be thinking about?

In today’s episode, Dr Steve Holmes talks to consultant physician and exercise physiologist Dr James Hull about his involvement with Team GB and the English Institute of Sport, his work and particularly his research into COVID recovery and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). More information on some of the topics discussed in this episode can be found in the links below.

Your patient has an ‘exercise associated wheeze’… it might not be asthma! BJSM blog
Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction: a common and overlooked cause of exertional breathlessness. Br J Gen Pract, September 2016

The views expressed in this episode are those of Dr Hull and Dr Holmes, and represent personal/professional recommendations and not those of Teva UK.
Approval code: RESP-GB-NP-00367
Date of preparation: November 2021

 

World COPD day 2021: where are we now?

In this episode, Jane Scullion talks to Professor John Hurst about the current state of play with COPD – what’s working well, what can be improved on, and how we could all help globally.

John talks about his work defining and treating COPD exacerbations, and about what the future holds for patients with COPD. Jane also finds out about John’s life and career, including his love of trains.

The views expressed in this episode are those of Professor Hurst and Jane Scullion, and represent personal/professional recommendations and not those of Teva UK.
Approval code: RESP-GB-NP-00393
Date of preparation: November 2021