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NEWS: GP death aggravates PPE and testing concerns

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The government was struggling to keep up with medical concerns today after the deaths of three doctors from Covid-19 infection. GP Dr Habib Zaidi, aged 76, from Essex, became the first doctor to die from the virus last week and he was followed over the weekend by two hospital doctors. It came as deaths of

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Surviving strange times: the epicentre of coronavirus advice

“We live in strange times. We also live in strange places.” Those words of Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, seem more profound than ever before in these days of the coronavirus pandemic. The world as we know it has been turned upside down incredibly quickly – especially for healthcare professionals –

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Free eLearning modules for practice teams during COVID-19

The Government has moved into phase two, the ‘delay’ phase of its fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and has this week issued a statement that people should, where possible, enter a period of self-isolation. With latest reported figures of 11,658 confirmed cases in the UK and 578 deaths* – it’s clear there is an

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NEWS: Virus may trigger practice move to video

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The Covid-19 crisis is likely to contribute to a sea-change in the nature of GP consultations – with video becoming increasingly common, according to researchers. Video consultations were already popular with patients who used them – but clinicians had more mixed views, according to an analysis conducted by Warwick University. Following the crisis, phone consultations

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NEWS: PM fails to reassure doctors over safety

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Practice staff have gone shopping in DIY stores amid continuing shortages of protective equipment, the government has been warned. The British Medical Association yesterday led the continued outpouring of concern from doctors about the inadequacy of protective equipment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to reassure the profession, speaking in the House of Commons yesterday. BMA

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NEWS: Army will deliver protective equipment, government promises

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The government has promised “millions” of items of personal protective equipment following days of complaints from doctors about shortages and inadequacies. Army units are to be deployed this week to get supplies to hospitals and practices, ensuring supplies of FFP3 masks, the government said. It also opened a 24-hour hotline to enable NHS organisations to

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NEWS: Government promises volunteer army – but doctors query masks

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New government powers will bring millions of volunteers into the health and care system, the government has announced – amid continuing doubts about the protection being offered to doctors. Details of the plans for health care emerged yesterday – but many doctors complained about the quality of protective equipment and the lack of virus testing

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