#132 Saving Lives in Slow Motion with Dr Ayan Panja

12 Jan 2022

Today’s show is a little bit different from the norm. I’m catching up with good friend of mine and fellow GP, Dr Ayan Panja. You’ll recognise him from previous episodes where we discussed heart and brain health and he has been practising medicine for 22 years since qualifying from Imperial College School of Medicine (my old university).

He co-founded and teaches on the RCGP accredited course “Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine”, he’s writing a book that I cannot wait to read, due for publication in January 2023, plus he’s the host of a brilliant podcast called “Saving Lives in Slow motion”.

This is where Ayan takes 15 minutes of your time to give his perspective on health and wellbeing which is “quietly-mind expanding” as he puts it. Informal, but professional and very very listenable. So good in fact, that I’ve embedded one of my favourite episodes that you’re about to listen to before me and Ayan chat on my podcast. This is on medical myths it runs for about 12 minutes and then you’ll hear me and Ayan talk about a number of other topics:

  • Bereavement
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Ayan’s new book
  • Why medics need to take a break
  • Some of our favourite UK artists


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What a great start to 2022 this podcast is - I really hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did recording it - such a great conversation with Ayan and definitely go and check out his podcast and watch out for the book being released later this year too - itll be a great read!
Ive also added a few links below - that we discussed on the podcast and that you might find useful.
Dr Ayan Panja Linktree
Links to Course:
Links in the podcast:

GUEST: Dr Ayan Panja

“Supergeneralist” Dr Ayan Panja has been practising medicine for 22 years since qualifying from The Imperial College School of Medicine.  He has been an NHS GP partner for the last 18 years, and worked for BBC World News as a health expert and a presenter.  He is passionate about general practice, health communication and preventive medicine.   He co-founded and teaches on the RCGP accredited course called “Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine”. He is currently writing a book which is due for publication in January 2023.

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