PodChatLive and the Taking of Foot X-rays

PodChatLive is a regular Facebook livestream for the continuing professional education and development of Podiatrists and other health professionals which might be interested in the topics they cover. After the Facebook and then is later on uploaded to YouTube so a wider audience can access it. Each livestream has a different person or group of guests to discuss a different theme every time. Questions are replied to live by the hosts and guests while in the livestream on Facebook. There's even a PodCast recording of each show available on iTunes and Spotify and the other common podcast resources. They've gained a huge following that is increasing. PodChatLive is regarded as one of many ways in which podiatrists are able to get free continuing education point.

One of the earlier episodes was with the Consultant Podiatric Surgeon Ryan McCallum who joined the two hosts to talk all things X-Ray. They talked about  how do you get started in requesting them from a legal point of view and when is requesting an X-Ray appropriate? They also considered what views should be commonly requested and why certain views should be taken. Ryan McCallum completed his undergraduate degree in Podiatry from the University of Ulster and then worked within the NHS and private practice in Northern Ireland. He then undertook his post graduate training in Glasgow and Edinburgh prior to moving to London where he commenced his surgical training at West University Hospital. He also holds a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon post at Homerton University Hospital and divides his NHS duties between the two hospitals. Ryan is active in the teaching and training of junior colleagues and has lectured extensively throughout the UK and Ireland at national conferences and local meetings as well as postgraduate and undergraduate university programmes. Mr McCallum is an elected member of the committee of the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery and is the current co-chair of the Directorates annual conference.