Category: Coronavirus

The Middle Ground: Communication and Covid-19

The UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been slow, incompetent, and irresponsible, most notably in regards to delivering effective and realistic communication. Judith Dawson reflects on the current state of affairs, where far too many competent adults are choosing to ignore scientific guidance as a direct result of an inept government.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GAINING THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND HOW BEST TO RESPOND TO IT

A recent patient survey exploring concerns relating to COVID-19 by Helen Burn and colleagues provides some illuminating findings, with 27% of responders stating that they would not accept a vaccination for COVID-19, and one in two responders experiencing mental and physical health consequences of the pandemic. Here, Burn summarises their findings and provides directions on how to respond.

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General Practice during COVID-19: an FY2’s Perspective

How do remote consultations work for Foundation trainees in general practice, who suddenly find themselves working in an unfamiliar environment? Emilie Dobler, an FY2, describes the methods of training used during their GP rotation to best prepare them for a future where remote consultations look more and more likely to dominate.

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