Author: BJGP Life

The view from the ferris wheel

Who would have wanted to be a lead clinician in Public Health England at the start of the pandemic? Judith Dawson finds that trying to balance the population losses against individual and economic loss is an impossible job. But in a typical government response to unpalatable results we find ourselves being reorganised at the worst possible moment.

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Wellbeing and the primary care workforce

The primary care workforce has been right at the heart of the response to COVID-19, working hard in new and rapidly changing circumstances to ensure patient care continues to be provided to all those who need it in the community.

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A short course in racism

David Misselbrook discusses how two books, To Kill a Mockingbird and Sacred Hunger, have helped him understand more about why Black Lives Matter matters and have given him his own refresher course in racism.

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Does place-based care matter to primary care in the post-COVID-19 digital age?

General practice is well-positioned to identify and intervene in the wider determinants of health. Many of the ingredients are already in place: registered patient lists, extensive data, and the ability to engage both proactively and opportunistically with patients. But primary care’s responsibilities lie with their registered patients, rather than a geographical area.

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