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Thanks for listening to The Medic's Mic, a free educational podcast for GPs, trainees, and medical students.


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Oct 30, 2017

Episode 5 focuses on Homeless and Inclusion Health, and features Dr Nigel Hewett, OBE, founder and Medical Director of the charity Pathway, which provides healthcare for homeless people. We discuss a broad range of topics relevant to all doctors working in clinical practice, including:

  • The importance of research
  • The concept of Proportional Universality and its use as a model to deliver care to those in greatest need
  • The emergence of social prescribing and its potential to improve care

As well as some practical tips for managing patients with complex needs.


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Music courtesy of Boost Music


Episode 4 Selected Websites:

Pathway Charity:


Pathway Research & Publications:


Sir Michael Marmot – WHO Profile:


Dr Gary Bloch - Health Providers Against Poverty