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Coffee and a Gas: A wellbeing podcast

Coffee and a Gas: A wellbeing podcast

Welcome to Coffee and a Gas, a wellbeing podcast brought to you by the Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee. This podcast will cover topics from fatigue and sleep to mentoring, digital detox, and mental health.

Dr Nikki Sharma and Dr Nadia Taylor will host many of the episodes and will also be joined by Board and Trainee Committee members of the Association in interviewing a variety of experts who will share strategies to help improve your wellbeing.

Episodes will be released every month and will be available without logging in. You can also access the episodes on PodbeanSpotify and Apple Podcasts

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Coffee and a Gas Episode 6: Fatigue with Dr Roopa McCrossan and Dr Emma Plunkett

In this episode of Coffee and a Gas we are talking about fatigue. Fatigue is something that we have all experienced as anaesthetists, even before the pandemic. We’re talking to Dr Roopa McCrossan and Dr Emma Plunkett, who are consultant anaesthetists and pioneered the Association’s Fight Fatigue campaign.


Coffee and a Gas Episode 5: Burnout in Healthcare Workers with Dame Clare Gerada

In this episode we welcome Professor Dame Clare Gerada. Dame Clare is a GP with extensive experience of working in mental health and addiction. After her psychiatry training she took up general practice while maintaining her interest and expertise in addiction. Dame Clare has held an impressive number of national roles and is currently the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She is also the Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health programme. She joins us to talk about burnout in healthcare workers. Find her book Beneath the White Coat on the Routledge website.


Coffee and a Gas Episode 4: How to stay young with Prof Michael Trenell

We are delighted to welcome you to our first in-person recording of the podcast, coming to you from the Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Conference in Newcastle. We are joined by Prof Michael Trenell, professor of lifestyle medicine and digital health at Newcastle University, and CEO of the digital behaviour change company Changing Health.


Coffee and a Gas Episode 3: Ditching Junk Food with Michael Mosley

In episode 3 of Coffee and a Gas we are excited to have Dr Michael Mosley joining us to talk about healthy eating. He is a scientist, journalist, producer and TV presenter, and a pioneer of intermittent fasting. We discuss nutrition and healthy eating for busy anaesthetists and how we can optimise our nutrition to make us more productive.


Coffee and a Gas Episode 2. Sleep Part 1 with the Sleep Geek

Welcome to episode 2 of Coffee and a Gas. In this episode we are talking to James Wilson, also known as the Sleep Geek. James is an expert in sleep behaviour and environment, and has been featured on the BBC and ITV, as well as being a sleep adviser for Rotherham United football club.


Coffee and a Gas Episode 1. Mark Stacey: Reframing the Day

The first episode of the podcast is hosted by Dr Nikki Sharma and Dr Nadia Taylor, and they are joined by Dr Mark Stacey who talks about reframing your day and stress management.

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