The Waiting Room With Dr Alex

The Waiting Room With Dr Alex

By Dr Alex

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

Episodes

The True Impact of Lockdown on Air Quality with Dyson’s Alex Knox

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 around the world.   Find out how Dr Alex was able to contribute to the data as part of his daily commute.   Thank you to Dyson for sponsoring this episode of The Waiting Room with Dr Alex.   For more information on the research go to www.dyson.co.uk/newsroom
04/02/2143m 1s

Pregnancy & Giving Birth in a Pandemic with Midwife Naghmeh

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-ordinator at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex. Content warning: contains references to births, emergency medical procedures, mental health In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thanks to Co op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today. https://www.instagram.com/midwifenaghmeh/
28/01/2150m 38s

Life & Death in Intensive Care with Nurse Becky Ellis-Smith

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 pushed to the limit.   Content warning: contains references to intensive care trauma and treatments, maternal death, losing a baby, death, bereavement, mental health   In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.   If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com   For more information on Frontline19   Thanks to Co op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.
21/01/2145m 10s

Flying Doctors - Helicopter Emergency Medical Service with Dr Lisa Cunningham

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 critically ill patients before they get to hospital. Content warning: contains references to emergency medical procedures and trauma injuries In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.
14/01/2147m 4s

Knife Crime - Saving Lives With The Street Doctors

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 National Volunteer Co-ordinator and Layla Walker Lawrence is a medical student and volunteer. For further information on Street Doctors, go to www.streetdoctors.org or @StreetDoctors on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook. Content warning: contains references to knife crime, medical interventions and death. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.
07/01/2130m 23s

Life Line: Handling 999 Calls with Emergency Response Dispatcher Mandy Cassidy

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 teaches Year 7 children about the dangers of carrying knives. Content warning: contains references to knife crime, emergency medical procedures, sick children, end of life care, death, bereavement In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thanks to Co op Health for sponosring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co op Health app today.
31/12/2035m 47s

Critical Care on the City Streets With Advanced Paramedic Kevin Cuddon

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, mental health crises and complex maternity cases. He also gives Alex a refresher in how to deliver CPR, too. Content warning: contains references to suicide, mental health, medical procedures, end of life care, death In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. If you want to get in touch, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thanks to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don't forget to download the Co-op Health app today.
24/12/2041m 46s

War Doctor: Trauma Surgery On The Front Line with Professor David Nott

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 skills to local medics and surgeons. He joins Alex to talk about his experiences and his best selling memoir, War Doctor. Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today. If you want to get in touch or you have a question, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Content warning: contains some scenes which listeners may find upsetting, with references to medical procedures, war injuries, depression, PTSD, end of life care and death In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. For more information on the David Nott Foundation, please go to https://davidnottfoundation.com
17/12/2055m 49s

Building Hospitals in Conflict Zones With Dr Maryann Noronha

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 access health care. If you want to get in touch or you have a question, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Please do subscribe, rate and review the show. Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today. Content warning: contains references to medical procedures, war injuries, sick children, end of life care, death In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. For more information on Medecins Sans Frontieres, please go to www.msf.org.uk
10/12/2037m 20s

Surviving Accident & Emergency During The Pandemic With Dr Anna Colclough

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. They compare notes on delivering care through a global pandemic and discuss how quickly their department adapted in the most extraordinary circumstances. If you want to get in touch or you have a question, please email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today. Content warning: contains references to suicide, mental health, medical procedures, end of life care, death In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here. For information on coronavirus, visit the UK government website.
03/12/2040m 5s

NHS Nursing Careers with Sarah Mulindwa

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 than three hundred different career options available. Sarah talks about her pride at being a nurse, what it’s like to be on the wards and in clinic, and how few other professions offer as much choice or opportunity for personal and professional growth. It combines a unique mix of care, compassion and highly skilled, intellectually challenging work. For more information, search Nursing Careers and look for #WeAreTheNHS. Join the conversation on social media, tag and share.
28/03/2031m 24s

Hike Your Way to Health and Happiness with Roz Purcell

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 ambassador and creator of the Hike Life community, encouraging others to get off their phones and into the great outdoors. If you have a question you’d like to ask, say hello to Dr Alex on Instagram and tag him in your stories. You can also email askdralexgeorge@email.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today. Trigger Warning – contains discussion about eating disorders
12/03/2037m 4s

Exploring Cosmetic Dentistry With Dr Annie Smith

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. We find out how Annie’s caring, gentle manner helped Amelia conquer her fear of the dentist, why it is so important to keep our mouth and gums healthy, and how the social media selfie may be influencing the way we think about our teeth. If you’d like to share your own tooth story, find Alex on Instagram @dralexgeorge or email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.  
05/03/2035m 4s

Declutter Your Life with Dilly Carter

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 ask a question. You can also email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.
27/02/2033m 56s

Inspiring Fitness & Feeling Good with Shona Vertue

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 fun and feeling good, rather than just pursuing aesthetic goals. If you have a question to ask, say hello to Dr Alex on Instagram and tag him in your stories. You can also email askdralexgeorge@email.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.
20/02/2035m 37s

Building Mental Resilience with Chris Robshaw

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 question to ask, say hello to Dr Alex on Instagram and tag him in your stories. You can also email askdralexgeorge@email.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.   Trigger warning: contains a reference to suicide. If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, you can contact CALM on 0800 585858 or call The Samaritans on 116 123.   For those outside the UK, you can call: Argentina: 02234930430 Australia: 131114 Austria: 017133374 Belgium: 106 Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05 Botswana: 3911270 Brazil: 212339191 Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal) Croatia: 014833888 Denmark: +4570201201 Egypt: 7621602 Finland: 010 195 202 France: 0145394000 Germany: 08001810771 Holland: 09000767 Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000 Hungary: 116123 India: 8888817666 Ireland: +4408457909090 Italy: 800860022 Japan: +810352869090 Mexico: 5255102550 New Zealand: 045861048 Norway: +4781533300 Philippines: 028969191 Poland: 5270000 Russia: 0078202577577 Spain: 914590050 South Africa: 0514445691 Sweden: 46317112400 Switzerland: 143 USA: 18002738255
13/02/2037m 6s

Achieving Financial Health with Emilie Bellet

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 jargon. She talks Alex through everything from understanding bank accounts to setting financial goals, with the aim of getting you to feel more confident about managing your own budget. Let us know how you like the episode. Tag @dralexgeorge in your instagram stories, share your own experiences or ask a question. You can email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.
06/02/2024m 56s

7 Steps to Success and Happiness with Honey Langcaster-James

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 reveals the seven steps you could use to help you to overcome challenges in your own life. If you would like to get in touch to share your own experiences or ask a question, look for Dr Alex on Instagram or email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.  
30/01/2031m 16s

Finding Purpose Through Sport with Jack Fincham

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 use sport to regain focus and find purpose. If you would like to get in touch to share your own experiences or ask a question, look for Dr Alex on Instagram or email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.  
23/01/2025m 42s

Simple Lifestyle Hacks for Health and Happiness with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

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 goals but how do we make sure we stick to our plans? Dr Rangan shows how easy it can be to feel good and become healthier with easy steps that take just 5 minutes a day. By committing to them and making them part of our existing routine, we will start to see a real difference in how we feel. If you want to get in touch with a question or tell us how you’ve put some of today’s tips into practice, just say hello on Instagram, or email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t forget to download the Co-op Health app today.  
16/01/2035m 1s

Men’s Health, Gold Stars & Smelly Feet (feat. Iain Stirling)

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 ins. Check in for your appointment! Thanks to the Workhouse in Cambridgeshire for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. If you’re looking for a luxury weekend retreat and a chance to focus on you, go to www.theworkhouse.com to find out more.  
05/09/1942m 24s

ADHD, Fighting Trolls & Hair Dye (feat. Amelia Bath)

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? Answers to all these and more. Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury retreat dedicated to you, for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Make time for you and visit theworkhouse.com  
29/08/1929m 35s

Wellness, Fitness Goals & Healthy Workouts (feat. Luke Diggs & Amelia Bath)

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 to the individual, and how this can help to boost mental health, too. Plus, we find out the best place to put your mobile phone at night and whether eating mouldy bread is a good idea. It’s your last chance to enter the competition to WIN a luxury weekend retreat, thanks to show sponsors, the Workhouse. Get your entry in before Wednesday 28 August at 11.59pm. For all the details and full terms and conditions, please visit www.theworkhouse.com/thewaitingroom
22/08/1939m 23s

Fibromyalgia, Cervical Screening & Leaky Bladders (feat. Dr Anita Mitra)

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 and explains why you should be cautious when it comes to intimate washes. We’ll also discover what topics you’ve been asking the internet this week. If there’s a health topic you want to ask Dr Alex about, you can get in touch by sending an email or voice memo to askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Don’t forget, there’s a chance for you to WIN a luxury weekend retreat with Dr Alex, thanks to show sponsors, the Workhouse. Get your entry in before Wednesday 28 August at 11.59pm. For all the details and full terms and conditions, please visit www.theworkhouse.com/thewaitingroom
15/08/1937m 54s

Sun Care, Aging Skin & Bum Spots (feat. Dr Anjali Mahto)

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 medical team will combine their knowledge to tackle the questions you’ve been asking the internet. If there’s a health topic you want to ask Dr Alex about, you can get in touch by sending an email or voice memo to askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Don’t forget, there’s a chance for you to WIN a luxury weekend retreat with Dr Alex, thanks to show sponsors, the Workhouse. For all the details and full terms and conditions, please visit www.theworkhouse.com/thewaitingroom
08/08/1936m 18s

Exam Results, Body Positivity & Mosquitoes (feat. Vicky Pattison)

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 question and offers candid advice on how to be body positive. Along with Alex and Ella, she’ll also help to shed light on some of the curious medical things you’ve been asking the internet. Plus, there’s a chance for you to WIN a luxury weekend retreat with Dr Alex, thanks to show sponsors, the Workhouse. There’ll be 2 lucky winners. Each of you will be able to bring up to three friends to stay in one of the luxury historic cottages and you’ll get your very own YOU-ness programme of workouts. The retreat will take place on Friday 27 September from 6pm and you’ll be there ALL weekend until 8pm on Sunday 29 September. To enter, all you have to do is answer this question: What was Alex known as on Love Island in 2018? Was it:                          A) Love Dentist B) Love Doctor C) Love Vet Text the word RETREAT to 80252, followed by your answer – A, B or C. Each entry will cost £3 plus 1 message at your standard network rate. 20p from each entry will be donated to TEENS UNITE FOR CANCER. The competition is open, so get texting! You can enter up to 4 times a day and you’ve got until Wednesday 28 August at 11.59pm to get your entries in. Entries after this time will not be counted but may still be charged…and remember you must be over 18 when you enter. For all the details and full terms and conditions, please visit www.theworkhouse.com/thewaitingroom Don't forget, if you have a health question you'd like to ask Alex, send an email or voice memo to askdralexgeorge@gmail.com  
01/08/1935m 16s

Cosmetic Fillers, Vitamin Drips & Tennis

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 myths about recreational IV drips. Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury retreat dedicated to you, for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Make time for you and visit www.theworkhouse.com
25/07/1922m 10s

Weight Loss, Sleep Routines & Lost Voices (feat. Rhiannon Lambert)

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 you drink every day and is it ok to have fruit for pudding? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury retreat dedicated to you, for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Make time for you and visit theworkhouse.com
18/07/1936m 48s

Bloating, Sex Ed & Hot Chillies (feat. Alix Fox)

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 with your partner? It’s time for an appointment! Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury retreat dedicated to you, for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Make time for you and visit theworkhouse.com  
11/07/1937m 43s

Live at #GramFam (feat. Simon Gunning & Alissa Khan-Whelan)

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 Khan-Whelan. They’ll talk about some of the ways social media can help you and what you can do to manage exam stress. They'll be answering your questions on revision, keeping on top of your studies and how to get through exam season. You can read the latest #GramFam Zine on Instagram by heading to @thecalmzone and @themixuk   Trigger warning: contains references to suicide. If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, you can contact CALM on 0800 585858 or call The Samaritans on 116 123. For those outside the UK, you can call: Argentina: 02234930430 Australia: 131114 Austria: 017133374 Belgium: 106 Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05 Botswana: 3911270 Brazil: 212339191 Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal) Croatia: 014833888 Denmark: +4570201201 Egypt: 7621602 Finland: 010 195 202 France: 0145394000 Germany: 08001810771 Holland: 09000767 Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000 Hungary: 116123 India: 8888817666 Ireland: +4408457909090 Italy: 800860022 Japan: +810352869090 Mexico: 5255102550 New Zealand: 045861048 Norway: +4781533300 Philippines: 028969191 Poland: 5270000 Russia: 0078202577577 Spain: 914590050 South Africa: 0514445691 Sweden: 46317112400 Switzerland: 143 USA: 18002738255  
09/05/1931m 4s

Fertility, Mumps & Contact Lenses

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 lenses.  
02/05/1919m 1s

Flaky skin, Facing Fear & Spiders (feat. Dr Sarah Vohra)

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 asking the internet this week? Find out if coffee is bad for your kidneys, if it’s possible to get over phobias and whether you can cure hay fever. Book your appointment now!  
25/04/1933m 43s

Social Media, Reality TV & Mental Health (feat. Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt)

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 relationship with social media. Trigger warning: contains references to suicide. If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, call The Samaritans on 116 123. For those outside the UK, you can call: Argentina: 02234930430 Australia: 131114 Austria: 017133374 Belgium: 106 Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05 Botswana: 3911270 Brazil: 212339191 Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal) Croatia: 014833888 Denmark: +4570201201 Egypt: 7621602 Finland: 010 195 202 France: 0145394000 Germany: 08001810771 Holland: 09000767 Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000 Hungary: 116123 India: 8888817666 Ireland: +4408457909090 Italy: 800860022 Japan: +810352869090 Mexico: 5255102550 New Zealand: 045861048 Norway: +4781533300 Philippines: 028969191 Poland: 5270000 Russia: 0078202577577 Spain: 914590050 South Africa: 0514445691 Sweden: 46317112400 Switzerland: 143 USA: 18002738255  
18/04/1936m 52s

Sexual health, broken hearts & rollerblades

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 answer some of the questions you’ve been asking the internet.  
04/04/1919m 55s

Diabetes, acne scars & migraines (feat. Dr Anjali Mahto)

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 you’ve been asking the internet this week.  
28/03/1930m 43s

Breast Reduction, HIIT Training & Moles (feat. Danielle Peazer)

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!
21/03/1926m 55s

Needle phobias, crash diets & drug tests (feat. Dr Hazel Wallace)

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.
14/03/1931m 9s

Fresher's Flu, Anxious Friends & Energy Drinks (feat. Jack Fincham)

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 time for an appointment!
07/03/1933m 1s

Get ready for my new podcast!

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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