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Episode 014: Remote consulting and the media during COVID-19

 

In this episode we talk to Dr Gilly Mroz who is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford and Professor Trish Greenhalgh from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford as well.

The title of the paper is: Changing media depictions of remote consulting in COVID-19: analysis of UK newspapers

Read the paper: https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2020.0967

Remote consulting changed UK general practice overnight, resulting in new barriers to access and levels of care. This study explored how this change was portrayed in national newspapers over time. Early newspaper coverage of this change was largely positive and emphasised its necessity for safety reasons during the pandemic. Later coverage was more negative, raising concerns about quality and safety of care and digital inequalities.

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