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One of the nation’s most popular TV doctors, Alex George, speaks to healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond to care for their patients. An A&E doctor at the height of this pandemic, Alex talks to an inspiring range of guests, giving us unique insight and exclusive access to those who often work in dangerous or austere environments. This series is about celebrating healthcare heroes and telling their stories. If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com
 
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What can a backpack tell you about the air that you breathe? In this special bonus edition, Dr Alex chats to Dyson’s Vice President of Environmental Care, Alex Knox, to hear about the company’s work investigating air quality during lockdown. The international study looked at what effect reduced congestion and human movement might have in cities aro…
 
We may be in the middle of a pandemic but babies are still being born. Midwives have had to rethink and adjust how they do things but maternity services are open and caring for women twenty four hours a day. Alex catches up with Midwife Naghmeh Teymourian-Yates to hear about her experiences working during the Covid-19 crisis as the Labour Ward Co-o…
 
Dr Alex learns more about what it's been like to work as a nurse in adult critical care through the Covid-19 crisis with Senior Sister Becky Ellis-Smith from the Royal London Hospital. Caring for the sickest patients, with case numbers increasing through the second wave, Becky talks honestly about the kind of pressures staff are facing as they are …
 
Dr Lisa Cunningham is an emergency doctor who specialises in pre hospital care. She works with the air ambulance service, flying in a helicopter to bring life saving skills straight to the scene of those in need of urgent care. From cardiac arrests and road accidents to stabbings, Lisa tells Alex what it's really like treating some of the most crit…
 
Street Doctors is a charity which aims to prevent youth violence and reduce its impact. By teaching first aid, it hopes to equip young people aged 11-25 with the knowledge to make more informed decisions about how to keep themselves and others safe. Dr Alex is joined by two members of the Street Doctors' team to find out more. Fauziya Lakhi is the …
 
Mandy Cassidy has been working in the London Ambulance Service's 999 control room for the last 18 years, most recently as an ambulance dispatcher. She is responsible for sending ambulances to emergencies and making sure patients are receiving the most appropriate response required. After tragically losing her son to knife crime, she now also teache…
 
One of the stars of the BBC TV series Ambulance, Advanced Paramedic, Kevin Cuddon, talks to Alex about his role with the London Ambulance Service, responding to the most seriously ill or injured across the captial. He discusses his training in critical care, supporting other paramedics in decision making and attending calls to cardiac arrests, ment…
 
For the last twenty five years, Professor David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his role as a Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon in the NHS to work for aid agencies overseas. As well as treating patients affected by conflict and catastrophe and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes, he also teaches advanced surgical ski…
 
Alex is joined by Dr Maryann Noronha, who not only works for the NHS as an Emergency Medicine Consultant, but also volunteers overseas in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. She has dedicated her time to caring for women and children in refugee camps, setting up hospitals and clinics, and helping communities at risk who find it hard to a…
 
A&E doctor, Alex George, is back with a fourth series of the podcast after a very intense few months. He's been treating Covid-19 patients at Lewisham Hospital in London and sharing his experiences with the nation in his role as a TV medic. Joining him in this first episode is his A&E colleague, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Dr Anna Colclough. The…
 
In this special edition of the podcast, Dr Alex meets specialist nurse, Sarah Mulindwa, presenter on Channel 4’s The Sex Clinic, to find out what it’s really like to have a career in nursing. Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is a place for you in the NHS, providing the best care and treatment for patients. There are more tha…
 
It’s the last episode of the series and Dr Alex is joined by former model and food blogger Roz Purcell to hear about her latest book, No Fuss Vegan. Roz also opens up about how her relationship with food has not always been easy. She speaks about her past experiences living with an eating disorder and how she came through it. She is now a Nike amba…
 
How much does our smile affect how we feel? Dr Alex and his girlfriend, professional dancer, Amelia Bath, chat about their own experiences of straightening and whitening their teeth. They’re joined by someone who knows them well, their very own dentist, Dr Annie Smith, from American Smile, a general dentist with an interest in cosmetic dentistry. W…
 
Dr Alex is joined by declutter expert, Dilly Carter, to discover more about how to organise and create functional spaces at home. The pair discuss the benefits of living with less, how it can reduce stress and induce a feeling of calm. Let us know how you like the episode. Tag @dralexgeorge in your instagram stories, share your own experiences or a…
 
Dr Alex meets fitness influencer and yoga trainer, Shona Vertue, who has one of the most popular yoga channels in the UK on YouTube. With over a decade of teaching, Shona uses her experience to combine weighted resistance training and cardio, along with yoga and meditation, to produce her very own Vertue Method of training. She encourages having fu…
 
Former England Rugby Captain and Harlequin’s star flanker, Chris Robshaw shares his experiences on how he has dealt with some of the more incredible highs and lows from his long sporting career. He talks to Alex about leadership, mental resilience, encouraging other players in the game and discusses how dyslexia shaped his childhood. If you have a …
 
Money expert and author, Emilie Bellet, is Dr Alex’s guest today and the pair discuss the effects money worries can have on your wellbeing and mental health. After several years of working in banking, Emilie founded the digital platform Vestpod. It aims to provide education and a community to help break the taboo around money and demystify the jarg…
 
This week, Dr Alex meets TV and radio psychologist, Honey Langcaster-James, to consider the secret to being happy and how to flourish in what you do. Could it be that our way of thinking is holding us back from reaching our goals, and does it matter if you are an optimist or a pessimist? Honey talks about the importance of believing in yourself and…
 
TV reality star and winner of Love Island 2018, Jack Fincham, joins Dr Alex to explain how his passion for boxing has improved his mental health and helped to kick start a whole new career. Jack reflects on how sparring in the ring has given him back his confidence and made him feel positive about life. He chats with Alex about how you, too, could …
 
Dr Alex is back for a third series of The Waiting Room, with expert guests and celebrities, to help you find inspiring ways to improve your health and wellbeing. He’s joined by GP, author and fellow podcaster, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, who has his own unique 360 degree approach to health. January is traditionally a time when we set ourselves fresh goal…
 
The Voice of Love Island, comedian Iain Stirling, is the special guest for this final episode of the series. He joins Doctors Alex and Ella for a frank discussion on men’s health, talking about how to check yourself for lumps and bumps and not being embarrassed to seek medical help. Iain also shares his thoughts on millennials, golds stars and lie …
 
Dr Alex is here to answer your questions, along with his best mate from medical school, Dr Ella Daniels. They’re joined by Alex’s girlfriend, professional dancer, Amelia Bath, back by popular demand to help our medics tackle some of the health dilemmas bothering you this week. Does beer make you fat? Can hair dye damage your scalp? Why do you burp?…
 
This week, Doctors Alex and Ella meet health, fitness and nutrition expert Luke Diggs, personal coach and mentor from the Workhouse in Cambridgeshire. Alex reminisces about his time at the luxury retreat along with his girlfriend, professional dancer, Amelia Bath. They talk about the YOU-ness training programme, where fitness sessions are tailored …
 
Special guest, the Gynae Geek, Dr Anita Mitra joins Alex and Ella with some straight talking, no nonsense advice on women’s health. An NHS gynaecologist, author and expert in vaginal health, she’s on a mission to give reliable information and get people talking without embarrassment. Anita helps answer a listener’s question on cervical screening an…
 
The spotlight is on skin this week, as Alex and Ella welcome back consultant dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto, to find out how to protect yourself against the sun. What is the best sunscreen to use? Can you burn in cloudy weather? Is it ok to use fake tan? We’ll also learn the best way to conceal spots, how to reduce your chances of wrinkles and our …
 
Reality star, TV presenter and former Queen of the Jungle, Vicky Pattison, brings an energetic vibe to The Waiting Room as she joins our medics, Doctors Alex and Ella, as this week’s special guest. She reveals all about her recovery from heart break and shares her wisdom on how to cope with tragic life events. Vicky’s brought to tears by a listener…
 
Doctors Alex and Ella join forces for this special episode to help one teen listener with a dilemma over eating healthily at school. There’s advice on cosmetic procedures and our medical duo look at other ways to make you feel body positive. They’ll also tackle some of the questions you’ve been asking the internet this week, including busting some …
 
Special guest, Rhiannon Lambert, nutritionist, author and broadcaster, gives her top tips on how to keep your plate colourful when choosing every day foods. Doctors Alex and Ella learn the best way to calculate calories and stay healthy, and there's meal advice for a rugby playing listener who wants to keep match fit. Plus, how much water should yo…
 
Dr Alex kicks off a brand new series with his good friend and colleague, Dr Ella Daniels, tackling your medical questions and dilemmas. This week, they’re joined by special guest, sex educator and journalist, Alix Fox, to discuss sex education and relationships. How do you broach the subject of sex with someone new? How can you communicate better w…
 
This week’s special show comes from Instagram’s #GramFam Live event in London, a campaign to promote positive mental health in young people, working with charities CALM and The Mix. Doctors Alex and Ella meet Simon Gunning, CEO of CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably – and one of the founders of Instagram phenomenon World Record Egg, Alissa…
 
Doctors Alex and Ella get to grips with more of your questions in this special episode, helping one listener to understand more about a long-term medical condition and another who’s been trying to start a family. The knowledgeable medical duo also discuss mumps, reveal what makes your insides happy and share why you shouldn’t sleep in your contact …
 
Special guest, The Mind Medic, Doctor Sarah Vohra, gives Alex and Ella some top tips on how you can spot the signs of mental health issues in others. A psychiatrist specialising in children and young people, Dr Sarah shares practical ways to support someone who may be struggling at home, in school, or in the workplace. What questions have you been …
 
Love Island stars Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt join Doctors Alex and Ella to discuss the pressures of instant fame. What’s it like to suddenly be the centre of media attention? How does it affect your emotional well-being? What kind of support do you need? They’ll answer your questions and give tips on the best way to have a healthy relationshi…
 
This special episode is the first one Dr Alex ever recorded with his friend and colleague, Dr Ella Daniels. They talk all things sexual health, look at signs and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and explain why it’s so important to get tested. Plus, we hear from a listener who’s afraid of intimacy and our medics challenge each other to ans…
 
Skin expert, Dr Anjali Mahto, joins Doctors Alex and Ella to answer a listener’s question on how to treat acne. Hear about Alex’s own experiences and discover the best ways to cleanse and care for your skin. What’s the point of washing your hands? Can a migraine kill you? Is ice good for a bruise? Our medics give you the answers to the questions yo…
 
Doctors Alex and Ella welcome professional dancer Daniella Peazer to the studio, to talk about the dos and don'ts of HIIT Training. Plus, we hear from a listener who is thinking about breast reduction surgery and what questions you've been asking the internet this week. It's time for an appointment!
 
Our special guest this week is the Food Medic, aka Dr Hazel Wallace, who answers a listener's question about cutting out sugar - and analyses Alex's pre-Love Island crash diet. Also on the show we discuss how to overcome a fear of needles, how long cannabis can last in the body, and why people's hands go white when it's cold.…
 
Dr Alex is here to answer your questions, along with friend and colleague Dr Ella Daniels and special guest, Love Island's Jack Fincham. Why do so many get ill at university? How can you help a friend struggling with anxiety? Can you get kidney stones from energy drinks? All these questions and more are answered by our intrepid medical duo. It's ti…
 
Love Island's Dr Alex will be answering your health-related questions in his new podcast next week - if you have something on your mind, let him know at askdralexgeorge@gmail.com. Even better, email a voice memo. AND don't forget to subscribe to hear the first episode when it drops...
 
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