The team

Dr Podcast was founded by Rebecca Leslie and Emily Johnson. They felt that successful candidates who had recently passed the Primary FRCA would be extremely well placed to give an insight into the types of questions, techniques on how to structure your response, and an example answer.

Then they approached five experienced Consultant Anaesthetists to review and validate the podcasts that they had written. The Consultants thought this was an innovative new revision tool and therefore were happy to lend their wealth of experience and knowledge to the project.

Dr Rebecca LeslieDr Rebecca Leslie is a Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia in the Severn Deanery. She has a specialist interest in Perioperative Medicine, management of the high risk surgical patients and thoracic anaesthesia.

“The only pieces of knowledge which I imparted easily where the bits I had listened to repeatedly in my homemade podcasts. As I found them so helpful I thought others might also benefit. They have been so successful that we have expanded to cover other specialties. I’m extremely excited by the international reach of our podcasts.” 

Dr Emily JohnsonDr Emily Johnson is a Consultant General Anaesthetist for Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. As a mother of two young children and with a family farm to help run, she appreciates opportunities to improve efficiency in all spheres of life.

“I firmly believe audio learning and revision aids are uniquely placed to provide a hands free option which allows learning to occur on the go. I’m excited to be involved in the ongoing development of Dr Podcast, and I’m certain it has helped and will continue to help many doctors achieve success.” 

 

Authors


The authors of our podcasts are all hardworking doctors who have recently passed the postgraduate exams in their chosen specialty. This means they have up to date knowledge of the requirements for the postgraduate exams.

In many instances the authors have written topics that they encountered in their exams, and so have given first-hand knowledge of the questions candidates are likely to encounter and the standard of answers expected.

The primary FRCA authors
Author Role Hospital
Dr Sarah F Bell Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Swansea Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Dr Adrian Clarke Specialist Registrar University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff
Dr Yvette G M Coldicott Specialist Registrar Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
Dr Caroline S G Janes Specialist Registrar Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Dr Emily K Johnson Specialist Registrar County Hospital, Hereford
Dr Natasha A Joshi Specialist Registrar Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Dana L Kelly Specialist Registrar John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Dr Rebecca A Leslie Specialist Registrar Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Henry Murdoch Specialist Registrar Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Archana Panickar Specialist Registrar Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield
Dr Caroline V Sampson Specialist Registrar Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Dr Joy M Sanders Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Poole Hospital, Poole
The final FRCA authors
Author Role Hospital
Dr Sarah F Bell Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Swansea Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Dr Andrea C Binks Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Royal United Hospital, Bath
Dr Pascal J Boddy Specialtist Registrar, Anaesthesia Leicester University Hospitals
Dr Poonam M Bopanna Specalist Registrar, Anaesthesia Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Dr Alison J Brewer Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Leicester University Hospitals
Dr Michael B Clarke Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
Dr William A English Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Jonathan J Gatward Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Bristol Royal Infirmary
Dr Andrew P Georgiou Speciallist Registrar, Anaesthesia Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Gareth J Gibbon Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Birmingham Childrens Hosiptal
Dr Santhosh Gopalakrishnan Specialist Registrar Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
Dr James D Griffin Specialist Regristrar, Anaesthesia Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Dr Katherine A Holmes Senior Registrar, Anaesthesia Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
Dr Cathrina Hoyer Specialist Registrar, Anaesthetics Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Caroline S G Janes Specialist Registrar Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Dr Helen L Jewitt Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Dr Ami Jones Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Morriston hospital, Swansea
Dr Murli Krishna Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Sarah J Love-Jones Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Justin C Mandeville Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Dr Imran Mohammad Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Dr Matt P G Morgan Specialty Registrar, Anaesthesia Cardiff
Dr Carl J Morris Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Wexham Park Hospital
Dr Neil J Rasburn Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Dr Mari H Roberts Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Dr Joy M Sanders Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Poole Hospital, Poole
Dr Richard L L Skone Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Birmingham Childrens Hosiptal
Dr Corinna J Spencer Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Wexham Park Hospital
Dr Charlotte E Steeds Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Amy K Swinson Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
Dr Matthew Thomas Senior Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Dr Matthew J C Thomas Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Susanna T Walker Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
Dr Benjamin I Walton Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Jessie R Welbourne Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Northampton General Hospital
Dr Timothy J B Wood Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Morriston Hospital, Swansea
The medicine MRCP authors
Author Role Hospital
Dr Matthijis Backx Specialty Registrar in Infectious Diseases Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham
Dr Julia E A Bell Specialtist Registrar Care of the Elderly Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
Dr Justin D W Forbes ST2 General Practice Torbay Hospital, Torbay
Mr Thomas E Jackson ST3 Ophthalmology Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre
Dr Rodric P L l Jenkin ST3 Geriatrics Watford General Hospital, London
Dr Laura C O'Loghlen ST3 Palliative Medicine Torbay Hospital / Rowcroft Hospice, Torquay
Dr Helen M Parry ST2 Medicine Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Dr Henry W Penn Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology and General Medicine Whipps Cross Hospital, London
Dr Shvaita Ralhan Specialist Registrar in General mediicne and Health Care of the Elderly Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Dr Sharon C Sturney ST4 Respiratory Medicine The Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Dr Emma C Tallantyre Specialty Registrar in Neurology Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham
Dr Tania M Tillett Specialist Registrar Medical Oncology Bristol Oncology Centre, University Hospitals Bristol
Dr William C R Tillett Specialist Registrar Rheumatology Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath
The surgery MRCS authors
Author Role Hospital
Mr James Ansell Speciality Registrar Welsh Deanery
Dr Edward Bayley Speciality Trainee in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Dr Sarah Bell Specialist Registrar, Anaesthesia Swansea Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Miss Joanne Bennett Speciality Registrar in General Surgery
Miss Nadine Betambeau Speciality Registrar in General Surgery Peninsula Deanery
Mr Paul Bevis Speciality Registrar Severn Deanery
Dr Natalie Blencowe Speciality Registrar 
Miss Adela Brigic Speciality Registrar Severn Deanery
Miss Clarisa Choh Speciality Trainee Wessex Deanery
Miss Fiona Court Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon  Cheltenham General Hospital
Miss Nicola Dunne Speciality Registrar in General Surgery Oxford Deanery
Miss Rachael Forsythe Core Surgical Trainee  Severn Deanery
Mr Damian Glancy
Dr Steven Hornby Speciality Registrar in General Surgery South Peninsula Deanery
Miss Charlotte Ives Speciality Trainee Peninsula Deanery
Dr Caroline Janes Specialist Registrar Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Dr Emily Johnson Specialist Registrar County Hospital, Hereford
Dr Rebecca Leslie Specialist Registrar Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Miss Rebecca Llewellyn Core Surgical Trainee Severn Deanery
Mr Rhys Llewellyn Specialty Registrar
Miss Joanna Maggs Speciality Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics Severn Deanery
Mr Frank McDermott Speciality Trainee Peninsula Deanery
Mr Brian Parsons Speciality Trainee in Urology Severn Deanery
Mr Jonathan Rees Academic Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery Severn Deanery
Miss Victoria Rusius Speciality Registrar in General Surgery West Midlands Deanery
Dr Caroline Sampson Specialist Registrar Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Mr Hud Shaker Speciality Registrar
Mr James Sloane Specialty Registrar
Mr Sean Strong Surgical Research Fellow Severn Deanery
Miss Chinthi Suranimala Assistant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Asiri Surgical Hospital, Sri Lanka
Mr Habib Tafazal Speciality Registrar West Midlands Deanery
Dr Jessie Welborne
Miss Catherine Western Speciality Registrar Peninsula Deanery
Miss Hannah Winter Speciality Trainee London Deanery

Consultants


Consultants with particular interested in training, who are familiar with the educational standards required for postgraduate exams, have reviewed and validated all of our podcasts.

They have been an essential part in helping to achieve our goal of providing an innovative and credible revision tool. Their support is greatly appreciated.

The FRCA consultants
Consultant Role Hospital
Dr Rebecca L Aspinall Consultant Anaesthetist Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Ian M Davies Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr William A English Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Alexander P L Goodwin Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Royal United Hospital, Bath
Dr Margaret Gregory Consultant Anaesthetist Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Claire F Jewkes Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Murli Krishna Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Sarah J Love-Jones Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Stephen J Mather Consultant Anaesthetist Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr James Nicholls Consultant Anaesthetist Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Jane Olday Consultant Anaesthetist Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Caroline D Oliver Consultant Anaesthetist Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Samantha P Shinde Consultant Anaesthetist Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Tom P Simpson Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Royal United Hospital, Bath
Dr Ruth E Spencer Consultant Anaesthetist Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Matthew J C Thomas Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Dr Gary Thomas Consultant Anaesthetist Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, Wales
Dr Malcolm C Thornton Consultant Anaesthetist Royal United Hospital, Bath
Dr Jennifer P Tuckey Consultant Anaesthetist Royal United Hospital, Bath
Dr Benjamin I Walton Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
The medicine MRCP consultants
Consultant Role Hospital
Dr Jeremy B Levy Head of London School of Medicine and Medical Specialties, Consultant Nephrologist Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
The surgery MRCS consultants
Consultant Role Hospital
Mr Somaiah Aroori Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Mr Tristan Barton
Prof Jane Blazeby Professor of Surgery and Honorary Consultant Upper GI Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Miss Natalie Blencowe Speciality Registrar 
Miss Fiona Court Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon Cheltenham General Hospital
Dr David de Berker Consultant Dermatologist University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Damian Glancy
Dr Alex PL Goodwin Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Royal United Hospital, Bath
Dr Jeff Handel
Dr Richard Hedges Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon Princess of Wales Hospital
Mr Simon Higgs
Mr Andrew Hollowood
Mr Ceri Hughes Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Alan Johnson
Mr James Kirkby-Bott Consultant Endocrine and General Surgeon Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
Mr James Livingstone Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Robert Longman Consultant Colorectal Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Miss Bee Martin Consultant Surgeon Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare
Dr Stephen P Mather
Dr Jane Olday Consultant Anaesthetist Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Joya Pawade Consultant Histopathologist University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Mike Singh Consultant Paediatric and Thoracic Surgeon Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Christopher Streets Consultant Upper GI Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Gary Thomas Consultant Anaesthetist Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, Wales
Mr Dan Titcomb Consultant Upper GI Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Jenny Tuckey Consultant Anaesthetist Royal United Hospital, Bath
Miss Elizabeth Waine Senior  Clinical Fellow Urology North Bristol NHS Trust